Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, Cornell University
Steven Strogatz is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University. A highly cited mathematician, he works in the areas of nonlinear dynamics and complex systems. He taught at MIT before moving to Cornell in 1994. Strogatz is the author of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos, Sync, The Calculus of Friendship, and The Joy of x. He has blogged about math for The New York Times and has been a frequent guest on “RadioLab.” Strogatz’s honors include a Presidential Young Investigator Award, MIT’s highest teaching prize, a lifetime achievement award for the communication of mathematics to the general public, and the Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science.