Steven Strogatz

Contributing Writer

Steven Strogatz listens to a podcast guest speak about many scientific and mathematical subjects.
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Why I’m Hosting The Joy of x Podcast

January 15, 2020

The noted mathematician and author Steven Strogatz explains why he wanted to share intimate conversations with leading researchers from diverse fields in his new podcast.

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Usain Bolt’s Split Times and the Power of Calculus

April 3, 2019

Just how fast can the fastest human run? This adapted book excerpt from Infinite Powers reveals how calculus helps us investigate the nature of motion and change.

About the author

Steven Strogatz is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University. He has blogged about math for The New York Times and The New Yorker and has been a frequent guest on Radiolab and Science Friday. He is the author of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos, Sync, The Calculus of Friendship and The Joy of x. His most recent book is Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe.