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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Mother, Country, and Apple Pie, er, uhh, Mathematics


(via his Cornell page)
What is there not to love about Steven Strogatz… in the popular math arena, he is becoming, like Martin Gardner and Raymond Smullyan, another American gem. In this short (7 min.) speech before the American Academy of Arts and Sciences he wears not only his love of math on his sleeve… but his love of mother and country as well:

http://www.wgbh.org/articles/Thinkers-and-Doers-the-American-Academy-of-Arts-and-Sciences-7375
(it's the 4th audio segment down on the page)

[p.s...A quick note of thanks to those who've sent in suggestions for interviews here, and tomorrow morning I'll have another from my original list of folks that I really think readers will enjoy, and yet don't imagine you'd guess ahead of time who it is (no, it's not Steven).]

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