STEVEN STROGATZ is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University. He is the author of the best selling textbook Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos: With Applications to Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Engineering and the tradebook Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order. He has produced and filmed 24 lectures on Chaos through the Great Courses series. In 2007 he received the JPBM Communications Award, a lifetime achievement award for the communication of mathematics to the general public, awarded by the four major American mathematical societies. His latest book is The Calculus of Friendship: What a Teacher and a Student Learned about Life While Corresponding about Math.
His seminal research on human sleep and circadian rhythms, scroll waves, coupled oscillators, synchronous fireflies, Josephson junctions, and small-world networks has been featured in Nature, Science, Scientific American, the New York Times, US News and World Report, New Yorker, Discover, American Scientist, Science News, Newsweek, Die Zeit, and London's Daily Telegraph, and broadcast on BBC Radio, National Public Radio, CBS News, and numerous other mass media outlets.