Steven Strogatz:
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.

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