Around the World in 80 Games

Fourth Estate (UK) and Basic Books (US), 2023

Around the World in 80 Games explores how mathematics and games have always been deeply intertwined.

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Thinking Better: the Art of the Shortcut

Fourth Estate, 2021

Thinking Better is a celebration of mathematics as the art of the shortcut.

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I is a Strange Loop

faber, 2021

In this play for two variables, Marcus du Sautoy and Victoria Gould use mathematics and theatre to navigate the furthest reaches of our world.

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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.

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How to Count to Infinity

Quercus, 2017

Learn how to count to infinity ... and beyond!

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The Great Unknown

Viking, 2017

The US edition of What We Cannot Know

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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Pars Pro Toto II Kehrer

by Susan Hefuna, 2009

Mapping the Mind

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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.