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<p>It's not often you see an eminent professor reduced to zero on stage and then stuffed into a bag. But this is exactly what happened to <a href="http://people.maths.ox.ac.uk/dusautoy/">Marcus du Sautoy</a>, Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and a Professor of Mathematics at Oxford, at the Science Museum last week — and by means of a mathematical argument at that. Only du Sautoy wasn't being himself of course. He was playing the role of X in the <a href="http://twinprimestheatre.wordpress.com/">Twin Prime</a> production <em>X&Y</em>.</p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/xy" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/xy#commentsbook reviewmathematics and theatreTue, 22 Oct 2013 08:02:18 +0000mf3445958 at http://plus.maths.org/contentMathematical theatre with X&Y
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<p>What do theatre and mathematics have in common? They are both imagined and they both have to be consistent in their own way. Looking at it this way, the idea of exploring mathematical ideas through theatre seems like the most natural thing in the world. </p><p><a href='http://plus.maths.org/content/sites/plus.maths.org/files/podcast/xy.mp3'>Listen to the interview</a></p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/mathematical-theatre-x-y" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/mathematical-theatre-x-y#commentsmathematics and artmathematics and theatrepodcastWed, 09 Oct 2013 16:09:06 +0000mf3445949 at http://plus.maths.org/contentPutting Turing on stage
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<p>Alan Turing was a mathematician and WWII code breaker who was convicted of homosexuality in the 1950s, chemically castrated as a result, died young in mysterious circumstances and still hasn't received all the recognition<br />
he deserves. His life clearly makes great material for a play — but a musical? We talk to the directors and lead actor of <em>The Universal Machine</em>.</p>
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Mathematics takes to the stage with <i>A disappearing number</i>, a work by Complicite, inspired by the mathematical collaboration of Hardy and Ramanujan. <b>Rachel Thomas</b> went to see the play, and explains some of the maths. You can also read her <a href="/issue49/interview">interview</a> with Victoria Gould about how the show was created. </div>
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<p><i>One morning early in 1913, he found, among the letters on his breakfast table, a large untidy envelope decorated with Indian stamps. When he opened it, he found sheets of paper by no means fresh, on which, in a non-English holograph, were line after line of symbols. Hardy glanced at them without enthusiasm.<p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/disappearing-number" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/disappearing-number#comments49convergencedivergenceinfinite seriesmathematics and artmathematics and theatreRiemann zeta functionMon, 01 Dec 2008 00:00:00 +0000plusadmin2346 at http://plus.maths.org/contentCareer interview: Actor and mathematician
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