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Friday, October 23 • 13:00 - 14:15
Doing Math in Public

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In the spring of 2010, Steven Strogatz wrote a 15-part series on the elements of math for The New York Times. To both his and his editor’s surprise, each piece climbed the most emailed list and elicited hundreds of appreciative comments. Strogatz recounts his adventures in bringing math to the masses and shares the lessons he learned about what works — and what doesn’t — when it comes to making math accessible.

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Steven Strogatz

Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics, Cornell University
Steven Strogatz is an applied mathematician who works in the areas of nonlinear dynamics and complex systems, often on topics inspired by the curiosities of everyday life. He loves finding math in places where you’d least expect it—and then using it to illuminate life’s mysteries, big and small. For example: Why is it so hard to fall asleep a few hours before your regular bedtime? When you start chatting with a stranger on a... Read More →

Friday October 23, 2015 13:00 - 14:15
Ballroom D