Steven Strogatz

Steven Henry Strogatz is an American mathematician and the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University.


Books

For people who want to see some actual math in their pop math books, all the books by William Dunham are superb. I especially recommend “Journey through genius” and “The calculus gallery”. “Prime obsession” by John Derbyshire is also excellent.
In graduate school, we spend a lot of time helping students develop their technical power and knowledge of their field, but a lot less time on how to be creative. Many would say creativity can’t be taught. I disagree. This book contains some great pointers.
I’m a big fan of the Real Analysis book by @LongFormMath. Jay is wonderful, humane teacher, and a very clear explainer. Also, a lot of fun!
For people who want to see some actual math in their pop math books, all the books by William Dunham are superb. I especially recommend “Journey through genius” and “The calculus gallery”. “Prime obsession” by John Derbyshire is also excellent.
Off the top of my head, here are three of my favorites (not so new, though): Black hole blues, by @jannalevin. Lab girl, Hope Jahren. Disturbing the universe, by Freeman Dyson.
For people who want to see some actual math in their pop math books, all the books by William Dunham are superb. I especially recommend “Journey through genius” and “The calculus gallery”. “Prime obsession” by John Derbyshire is also excellent.
Off the top of my head, here are three of my favorites (not so new, though): Black hole blues, by @jannalevin. Lab girl, Hope Jahren. Disturbing the universe, by Freeman Dyson.
On a long car ride, my wife and I just listened to BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah. What a fantastic book! We loved it. Makes me appreciate Trevor even more, and we learned so much about South Africa. The book is tender and funny, and Trevor‘s performance makes the audiobook a must.
Off the top of my head, here are three of my favorites (not so new, though): Black hole blues, by @jannalevin. Lab girl, Hope Jahren. Disturbing the universe, by Freeman Dyson.