**The style of his boyhood Pythagorean proof portends something of the later scientist.***- The New Yorker, *November 19, 2015

# Why Pi Matters (PDF)→

/**Why do mathematicians care so much about pi?***- The New Yorker, *March 13, 2015

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**The style of his boyhood Pythagorean proof portends something of the later scientist.***- The New Yorker, *November 19, 2015

**Why do mathematicians care so much about pi?***- The New Yorker, *March 13, 2015

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The famous mathematical ratio, estimated to more than 22 trillion digits (and counting), is the perfect symbol for our species’ long effort to tame infinity.

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On Science Friday at the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival, Jordan Ellenberg, Jo Boaler and Steven Strogatz fielded questions from host Ira Flatow and posed brainteasers to the live audience. (Photo Credit: Olivier Douliery)

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July 3, 2015

Rockefeller University awarded the 2015 Lewis Thomas Prize, which "honors the scientist as poet," to Ian Stewart and Steven Strogatz. Alan Alda kept the audience in stitches.

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March 30, 2015

Why do mathematicians care so much about pi? Strogatz came out of his burrow long enough to write about it for *The New Yorker* on "Pi Day of the Century," 3.14.15.

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Strogatz was honored with Alan Alda at the 2014 MoMath Gala for “contributions to the public understanding and appreciation of mathematics.”

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Strogatz shares what worked—and what didn’t—in his efforts to democratize math through a regular *New York Times* column.

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August 6, 2014

Strogatz discusses his lecture, “The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math” with Mary-Charlotte Domandi

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Einstein's boyhood proof of the Pythagorean theorem foreshadows the scientist he later became.

- The New YorkerNovember 19, 2015