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The Beauty and Delight of Mathematics: Q&A with Steven Strogatz
Wired Magazine’s Samuel Arbesman interviews Steven Strogatz about his latest book, based on his recent series of columns in The New York Times.
I felt a peculiar chill, an enveloping sensation of fear and awe: this pendulum knows algebra! In that moment I suddenly understood what people meant by “laws of nature.” It was a moment from which I’ve never really recovered. It felt like I was being let in on a secret. There were beautiful, hidden patterns in the world, patterns you couldn’t see unless you knew math.
Read the full article from Wired Magazine.