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The science of sync

TED2004 · 21:58 · Filmed Feb 2004
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Mathematician Steven Strogatz shows how flocks of creatures (like birds, fireflies and fish) manage to synchronize and act as a unit — when no one's giving orders. The powerful tendency extends into the realm of objects, too.

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In his work in applied mathematics, Steven Strogatz studies the way math and biology intersect. Full bio

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