The trouble with answers is that they create new questions. The more we learn, the more we realize we don’t know.

But the things that really terrify us are the things that will always remain unknown.

That’s what Marcus du Sautoy, the Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford and professor of mathematics, says in his new book “The Great Unknown.” He explores the boundaries of human knowledge, from chaos theory to the concept of infinity, to find out whether some mysteries of the universe can ever be solved.

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  • Marcus du Sautoy Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science, Oxford

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