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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions


"Steven Strogatz: Doing Math in Public"

Steven Strogatz: Doing Math in Public

Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, 2012

In the spring of 2010, Steven Strogatz, Cornell's Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics, wrote a fifteen-part series on the elements of math, from basic to baffling, for The New York Times. To his surprise--and his editor's--each piece climbed the most e-mailed list and elicited hundreds of appreciative comments.

In this talk—part of the School of Continuing Education and Summer Session's Summer Lecture Series—Strogatz will describe his adventures in bringing math to the masses and will offer a preview of his new book, The Joy of X: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity, as well as his sequel series for the Times this fall.

A renowned teacher, one of the world's most highly cited mathematicians, and a frequent guest on NPR's RadioLab, Strogatz has received numerous awards for his research, teaching, and public service, including a Communications Award from the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (2007) for lifetime achievement in the communication of mathematics to the general public.


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