Steven Strogatz

Weekly Round Up: 2013 in Voting Rights, Science Reads, and Wine

Last blog of 2013!   With a little help from Steven Strogatz at the New York Times, Annalee Newitz at io9 puzzles through the mystery and consistency of Zipf’s law, formulated by a linguist in 1949, which accurately predicts rank and frequency, power and size relations in everything from languages to cities to bodies.  She …

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Weekly Round Up! Angular Momentum and Birthdays.

At Counter Currents, Annie Leonard writes about the message of her latest video, the new internet hit Story of Solutions.  “Changing the goal of the entire economy—from more to better—is a huge task. We can’t do it all at once. But by focusing on game-changing solutions, we can steadily build an economy that values things …

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Who’s in the news…

Robin Wright’s piece in the Wall Street Journal – The Hip-Hop Rhythm of Arab Revolt  … Listen to Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson as he Reflects on the Space Shuttle Program, 1981-2011…  Nathan Rothstein discusses his new start-up – Swellr, Where Deals Support Education… Watch The Calculus of Friendship, from Steven Strogatz… Interview with Bruce Campbell, …

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The Collision of Friendship and Integrals

Mathematician (and fantastic speaker) Steve Strogatz talks with SEED Magazine about the nature of friendship, why math isn’t about right and wrong, and how an elliptical swimming pool helped launch his teaching career.Read the full article here. Not familiar with Steve Strogatz? A mathematician and the author of “Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order” and …

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The Calculus of Friendship: Steve Strogatz and Alan Alda

Join renowned actor Alan Alda and author Steven Strogatz at the 92nd Street Y for a touching and humorous discussion about Strogatz’s remarkable relationship with his calculus teacher. Chronicled in more than 30 years of letters between them, the pair take refuge from life’s challenges in the haven of calculus and each other. Learn more …

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Video Friday (Again): "The Calculus of Friendship"

Sure, we’ve already posted a Friday video. But we couldn’t resist sharing this great clip of Steven Strogatz discussing the calculus of friendship. Be sure to look for his new book, “The Calculus of Friendship,” due out this fall. Learn more about Steven Strogatz at JodiSolomonSpeakers/StevenStrogatz.