Marcus Du Sautoy investigates the writings of Argentine master, Jorge Luis Borges, seeking its mathematical underpinnings. Looking both at the life of the man and his texts, specifically ‘The Library of Babel’ Professor Du Sautoy shows how this singular author has found a way to describe the shape of an infinite universe that eerily mirrors the thinking of modern mathematicians.
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Marcus Du Sautoy OBE is the Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and he’s interested in how Maths and the Arts work together and how similar processes underlie them.
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