STROGATZ-STEVEN-square Steven Strogatz

Steven Strogatz is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University.  His books include “Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order,” “The Calculus of Friendship: What a Teacher and a Student Learned about Life while Corresponding about Math,” and “The Joy of x.”

He has received numerous awards for his research, teaching, and public service, including: a Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation (1990); MIT’s highest teaching prize, the E. M. Baker Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (1991); the J.P. and Mary Barger ’50 Teaching Award (1997), the Robert ’55 and Vanne ’57 Cowie Teaching Award (2001), and the Tau Beta Pi Teaching Award (2006), all from Cornell’s College of Engineering; and the Communications Award from the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (2007), a lifetime achievement award for the communication of mathematics to the general public.

Along with his books, Strogatz’s work has been featured in Nature magazine, the New York TimesU.S. News and World ReportDiscover and Newsweek, as well as on National Public Radio, CBS News and BBC Radio.


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