[19] In the 1990s, his work focused on nonlinear dynamics and chaos applied to physics, engineering, and biology. From small fireflies to big moons. He then attended Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude with a B.A. Early in his career, Strogatz worked on a variety of problems in mathematical biology, including the geometry of supercoiled DNA, the topology of three-dimensional chemical waves, and the collective behavior of biological oscillators, such as swarms of synchronously flashing fireflies. He is the author of the best selling textbook Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos: With Applications to Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Engineering and the trade book Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order. [26][27], Strogatz's writing for the general public includes four books and frequent newspaper articles. He is known for his work on nonlinear systems, including contributions to the study of synchronization in dynamical systems, for his research in a variety of areas of applied mathematics, including mathematical biology and complex network theory,[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][1][12][13] He means everywhere in the whole universe. [31] It grew out of his series of New York Times columns on the elements of mathematics. [3][4] [53], In 2014 he was awarded the Euler Book Prize by The Mathematical Association of America for "The Joy of x". Steven Strogatz: How things in nature tend to sync up The Science of Sync Strogatz shows how flocks of creatures (like birds, fireflies, and fish) manage to synchronize and act as a unit—when no one's giving orders. In this TED talk, Cornell mathematician Steven Strogatz shows how flocks of creatures (like birds, fireflies and fish) manage to synchronize and act as a unit -- when no one's giving orders. Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics, Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow ... such as swarms of synchronously flashing fireflies. [34] His most recent book, Infinite Powers,[35] was shortlisted for the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize[36] and was a New York Times Best Seller. Several of these projects dealt with coupled oscillators, such as lasers, superconducting Josephson junctions, and crickets that chirp in unison. Steven Strogatz is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University. [38], Strogatz has spoken at TED[39] and is a frequent guest on Radiolab[40] and Science Friday. The powerful tendency extends into the realm of objects, too.\rTEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Strogatz goes around showing us synchronization everywhere. [42][43] In 2020 Strogatz began hosting a podcast for Quanta Magazine called “The Joy of x” in which he chats “with a wide range of scientists about their lives and work.”[44], Strogatz is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics,[45] the American Academy of Arts and Sciences,[46] the American Physical Society,[47] and the American Mathematical Society. [32] These columns were described by the Harvard Business Review as "a model for how mathematics needs to be popularized" and as "must reads for entrepreneurs and executives who grasp that mathematics is now the lingua franca of serious business analysis.". His research on dynamical systems was recognized with a Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation in 1990. [20] His more recent work examines complex systems and their consequences in everyday life, such as the role of crowd synchronization in the wobbling of London's Millennium Bridge on its opening day,[21] and the dynamics of structural balance in social systems. 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[24] This paper is widely regarded as a seminal contribution to the interdisciplinary field of complex networks, whose applications reach from graph theory and statistical physics to sociology, business, epidemiology, and neuroscience. For example, superconductivity and water Several of these projects dealt with coupled oscillators, such as lasers, superconducting Josephson junctions, an… In the 1990s, his work focused on nonlinear dynamics and chaos applied to physics, engineering, and biology. [54] The award citation[55] describes the book as "a masterpiece of expository writing" and remarks that it is "directed to the millions of readers who claim they never really understood what the mathematics they studied was all about, for whom math was a series of techniques to be mastered for no apparent reason." Steven Henry Strogatz (/ˈstroʊɡæts/; born August 13, 1959) is an American mathematician and the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University. Watch the Top 10 TEDTalks on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/top10 [49] At the national level, Strogatz received the JPBM Communications Award in 2007. In 1991 he was honored with the E. M. Baker Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, MIT's only institute-wide teaching award selected and awarded solely by students. [30] His 2012 book, The Joy of x,[8] won the 2014 Euler Book Prize. ", Strogatz was selected to be the 2009 Rouse Ball Lecturer at Cambridge[52] and an MIT Mathematics 2011 Simons lecturer. STEVEN STROGATZ is a professor in the Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics and the Center for Applied Mathematics at Cornell University. [25] It has now been cited more than 40,000 times, according to Google Scholar; as of 17 October 2014, it was the 63rd most highly cited research article of all time. After spending three years as a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard and Boston University, Strogatz joined the faculty of the department of mathematics at MIT in 1989. Inspired by Steven Strogatz's book, SYNC: How Order Emerges From Chaos In the Universe, Nature, and Daily Life Created by Nicky Case, with the love & support of my patrons (see them all here) “Fireflies” is open source, dedicated to the public domain.