Thinking Better: the Art of the Shortcut
Fourth Estate, 2021
Thinking Better is a celebration of mathematics as the art of the shortcut.
I is a Strange Loop
In this play for two variables, Marcus du Sautoy and Victoria Gould use mathematics and theatre to navigate the furthest reaches of our world.
The Creativity Code
Fourth Estate, 2019
The Creativity Code explores the impact that the new AI and machine learning is having on the creative arts and mathematics.
What We Cannot Know: Explorations at the Edge of Knowledge
Fourth Estate, 2016
Is the universe infinite? Do we know what happened before the Big Bang? Where is human consciousness located in the brain?
The Number Mysteries: A Mathematical Odyssey through Everyday Life
Fourth Estate, 2010
A short, lively book on five mathematical problems that just refuse be solved – and on how many everyday problems can be solved by maths.
Finding Moonshine: A Mathematician’s Journey Through Symmetry
Fourth Estate, 2008
This is the story of how humankind has come to its understanding of the bizarre world of symmetry.
The Music of the Primes: Why an unsolved problem in mathematics matters
Fourth Estate, 2003
Prime numbers are the very atoms of arithmetic. They also embody one of the most tantalising enigmas in the pursuit of human knowledge.
Marcus du Sautoy has also contributed to a number of other publishing projects.
Ruby Redfort series
by Lauren Child, HarperCollins, 2015-2016
Marcus is super-geek consultant to children’s author Lauren Child devising puzzles and codes to challenge the code-cracking skills of Lauren’s teenage spy Ruby Redfort. 6 book series.
Big Questions from Little People and Does My Goldfish Know Who I Am
by Gemma Elwin Harris and Bear Grylls, Faber & Faber, 2012-2014
Marcus has contributed chapters to this series of books for children published by Faber raising money for the NSPCC.
Mapping It Out
by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Tom McCarthy, Thames and Hudson Ltd, 2014
An Alternative Atlas of Contemporary Cartographies (from Map Marathon at the Serpentine Gallery 2010)
Reflections on Islamic Art
by Ahdaf Soueif (ed.), Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing, 2011
Symmetry: Nature’s Language
Anish Kapoor: Turning the World Upside Down in Kensington Gardens
by Julia Peyton-Jones and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Walther König/Koenig Books, 2011
Marcus has contributed a chapter to this book about Kapoor’s exhibition with the Serpentine Gallery.
Meaning in Mathematics
by John Polkinghorne (ed.), OUP, 2011
The Mathematical Library of Babel
The Two Cultures: Shared Problems
by Ernesto Carafoli and Gian Antonio Danieli (eds.), 2009
Symmetry: A Bridge Between The Two Cultures
Gerhard Richter. Texte zu 4900 Farben
Archiv Dresden. Serpentine Gallery London, 2009
Marcus explains the mathematics behind Richter’s 4900 colours.
Pars Pro Toto II Kehrer
by Susan Hefuna, 2009
Mapping the Mind
Science, Not Art: Ten Scientists’ Diaries
by Jon Turney (ed.), Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 2003
Diary of a mathematician
Marcus du Sautoy has also published a number of academic mathematics books for professionals.
Zeta functions of groups and rings, with Luke Woodward. Lecture Notes in Mathematics, 1925, Springer-Verlag 2008. 208pp
This is a significant publication bringing together for the first time many calculations of zeta functions of groups applying the powerful technique of resolution of singularities from algebraic geometry. The book also proves new results on functional equations and analytic behaviour of these zeta functions.
New horizons in pro-p groups, edited with D. Segal and A. Shalev, Birkhäuser, Progress in Mathematics 184 (2000).
A collection of essays profiling the recent impact pro-p groups has had on mathematics.
Analytic pro-p groups. Second Enlarged Edition, with J.D. Dixon, A. Mann and D. Segal. Cambridge Studies in Advanced Mathematics 61, CUP (1999).
This book revolutionized the understanding of analytic pro-p groups by presenting in a new light the work of Lazard. It established the subject as a major theme in modern group theory. The principal writing of the book was undertaken by du Sautoy and Dan Segal.