Saturday, June 28, 2008
Prof Du Sautoy
Prof Du Sautoy was born in 1965 and grew up in Henley-on-Thames, in Oxfordshire. He studied maths at Oxford University, where his outstanding ability was acknowledged when the young student was admitted to the institution’s exclusive All Souls College. He is now a Professor of Mathematics at Wadham College.He has popularised the subject through his television programme, Mind Games. The show first screened on BBC 4 in 2004.According to Prof du Sauto indicator of beauty is more than skin deep. Symmetry indicates that an individual has a good genetic heritage and is therefore a 'good' mate'.Du Sautoy strips the human desire for symmetry down to the most basic need to sustain life.