Professor Steven Strogatz, Ph.D.

Professor Steven Strogatz
  • Cornell University
  • Harvard University
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One of the things that I think is so powerful about ecology, and something I share with my students all the time, is that not everything in ecology and ecological change has to be really complicated.

Professor Steven Strogatz is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics and Professor of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at Cornell University. He graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a B.A. in Mathematics and received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. Before joining Cornell University in 1994, Professor Strogatz was a faculty member at MIT. Professor Strogatz's books include Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos-the most widely used textbook on chaos theory-and Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order (chosen as a Best Book of 2003 by Discover magazine). Lauded for his exceptional teaching abilities, Professor Strogatz holds a Communications Award-a lifetime achievement award for the communication of mathematics to the general public-from the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics, which represents the four major American mathematical societies. He also received the Tau Beta Pi Excellence in Teaching Award from Cornell University's College of Engineering and the E. M. Baker Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching from MIT.

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"Professor Strogatz is an excellent teacher. The practical applications of chaos, from art to health and disease, are especially interesting and often surprising. "

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