BBC Radio 3 The Essay: Secret Artist

Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy untangles the fascinating maths hidden beneath the surface of some of our great contemporary and historical works of art. In this edition, Marcus relates his own route into maths and his realisation that maths is really a form of art: the creativity of maths is more important than its usefulness.”

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"The mathematician's patterns, like the painter's or the poet's, must be beautiful; the ideas, like the colours or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way. " G H Hardy, A Mathematician's Apology (London 1941).

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