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Steven Strogatz

Steven Henry Strogatz is an American mathematician and the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University.
Recent episodes featuring Steven Strogatz
Steven Strogatz Helps You Get Excited About Math (Plus: How Scientists Predict Asteroid Impacts)
Learn about how scientists predict whether an asteroid will hit our planet. Then, learn about at least one reason to get excited about math, from popular mathematics writer and Cornell University Professor Steven Strogatz. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following story from Curiosity.com about how scientists predict whether an asteroid will hit Earth: https://curiosity.im/32UduSd  Additional resources from Steven Strogatz: “Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe” on Amazon — https://amzn.to/36bLz3d Additional publications — https://amzn.to/2MT4d8j  Steven Strogatz official website — http://www.stevenstrogatz.com/ Cornell University profile — https://math.cornell.edu/steven-strogatz Google Scholar profile — https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=FxyRWlcAAAAJ Follow @stevenstrogatz on Twitter — https://twitter.com/stevenstrogatz Download the FREE 5-star Curiosity app for Android and iOS at https://curiosity.im/podcast-app. And Amazon smart speaker users: you can listen to our podcast as part of your Amazon Alexa Flash Briefing — just click “enable” here: https://curiosity.im/podcast-flash-briefing. 
Can Calculus Solve Quantum Physics? (w/ Steven Strogatz), Full Moon Behavior, and Why You Complain About “Kids These Days”
Learn about why if you complain about “kids these days,” your memory may be to blame; whether a full moon really leads to strange behavior; and whether calculus can help us solve the mysteries of quantum mechanics, with special guest Steven Strogatz. Today is the LAST DAY to help us win! Please vote for Curiosity Daily for Best Technology & Science Podcast in the 2019 Discover Pods Awards: https://awards.discoverpods.com/finalists/ In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following story from Curiosity.com about complaining about “kids these days” might be because of your memory: https://curiosity.im/2NWKbcf Additional resources from Steven Strogatz: “Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe” on Amazon — https://amzn.to/36bLz3d Additional publications — https://amzn.to/2MT4d8j  Steven Strogatz official website — http://www.stevenstrogatz.com/ Cornell University profile — https://math.cornell.edu/steven-strogatz Google Scholar profile — https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=FxyRWlcAAAAJ Follow @stevenstrogatz on Twitter — https://twitter.com/stevenstrogatz Other sources discussed: Lunacy and the Full Moon | Scientific American — https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/lunacy-and-the-full-moon/  It's Just a Phase: The Supermoon Won't Drive You Mad | Live Science — https://www.livescience.com/7899-moon-myths-truth-lunar-effects.html Does crime increase when the moon is full? | EurekaAlert! — https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-10/nyu-dci102919.php Download the FREE 5-star Curiosity app for Android and iOS at https://curiosity.im/podcast-app. And Amazon smart speaker users: you can listen to our podcast as part of your Amazon Alexa Flash Briefing — just click “enable” here: https://curiosity.im/podcast-flash-briefing. 
How Calculus Is Different (w/ Steven Strogatz), Distraction Can Alter Your Memory, and Why the Hindenburg Used Hydrogen
Popular mathematics writer and Cornell University Professor Steven Strogatz discusses the difference between calculus and algebra, and what calculus can do that other math can’t. Plus: learn about how distraction can alter your memory, and the science behind the Hindenburg disaster of 1937. Please vote for Curiosity Daily in the 2019 Discover Pods Awards! We're a finalist for Best Technology & Science Podcast. Every vote counts! https://awards.discoverpods.com/finalists/ In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: A New Study Shows How Distraction Can Alter Your Memory — https://curiosity.im/34pOUtH  What If The Hindenburg Had Used Helium Instead of Hydrogen? — https://curiosity.im/36ucJCp   Additional resources from Steven Strogatz: “Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe” on Amazon — https://amzn.to/36bLz3d Additional publications — https://amzn.to/2MT4d8j  Steven Strogatz official website — http://www.stevenstrogatz.com/ Cornell University profile — https://math.cornell.edu/steven-strogatz Google Scholar profile — https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=FxyRWlcAAAAJ Follow @stevenstrogatz on Twitter — https://twitter.com/stevenstrogatz
Why You Should Care About Calculus (w/ Steven Strogatz) and Why Lying to Kids Is Harmful
Learn from popular mathematics writer and Cornell University Professor Steven Strogatz why calculus matters and what exactly calculus is. Plus, learn a surprising reason why you shouldn’t lie to your kids.  In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following story from Curiosity.com about why kids who are told lies by their parents are more likely to lie when they grow up: https://curiosity.im/2NeyYUk  Additional resources from Steven Strogatz: “Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe” on Amazon — https://amzn.to/36bLz3d Additional publications — https://amzn.to/2MT4d8j  Steven Strogatz official website — http://www.stevenstrogatz.com/ Cornell University profile — https://math.cornell.edu/steven-strogatz Google Scholar profile — https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=FxyRWlcAAAAJ Follow @stevenstrogatz on Twitter — https://twitter.com/stevenstrogatz Download the FREE 5-star Curiosity app for Android and iOS at https://curiosity.im/podcast-app. And Amazon smart speaker users: you can listen to our podcast as part of your Amazon Alexa Flash Briefing — just click “enable” here: https://curiosity.im/podcast-flash-briefing.
41 | Steven Strogatz on Synchronization, Networks, and the Emergence of Complex Behavior
One of the most important insights in the history of science is the fact that complex behavior can arise from the undirected movements of small, simple systems. Despite the fact that we know this, we’re still working to truly understand it — to uncover the mechanisms by which, and conditions under which, complexity can emerge from simplicity. (Coincidentally, a new feature in Quanta on this precise topic came out while this episode was being edited.) Steven Strogatz is a leading researcher in this field, a pioneer both in the subject of synchronization and in that of small-world networks. He’s also an avid writer and wide-ranging thinker, so we also talk about problems with the way we educate young scientists, and the importance of calculus, the subject of his new book.             Support Mindscape on Patreon or Paypal. Steven Strogatz received his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Harvard, and is currently the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell. His work has ranged over a wide variety of topics in mathematical biology, nonlinear dynamics, networks, and complex systems. He is the author of a number of books, including SYNC, The Joy of x, and most recently Infinite Powers. His awards include teaching prizes at MIT and Cornell, as well as major prizes from the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Lewis Thomas Prize. Web site Cornell web page Google scholar page Amazon author page Wikipedia TED talk on synchronization Twitter
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Birthdate
Aug 13th, 1959
Location
Ithaca, NY, USA
Episode Count
5
Podcast Count
2
Total Airtime
1 hour, 58 minutes