The Joy of x-logo

The Joy of x

Science Podcasts

The acclaimed mathematician and author Steven Strogatz interviews some of the world’s leading scientists about their lives and work.

The acclaimed mathematician and author Steven Strogatz interviews some of the world’s leading scientists about their lives and work.

Location:

United States

Description:

The acclaimed mathematician and author Steven Strogatz interviews some of the world’s leading scientists about their lives and work.

Language:

English

Contact:

646.654.0066


Episodes

Podcast Preview: The Joy of x, Season Two

2/23/2021
Hosted by Steven Strogatz, The Joy of x podcast is back with new episodes that explore the inner worlds of top-tier scientists and mathematicians like Frank Wilczek, Bonnie Bassler and Amie Wilkinson. The post Podcast Preview: The Joy of x, Season Two first appeared on Quanta Magazine.

Duration:00:02:23

Moon Duchin on Fair Voting and Random Walks

4/7/2020
Can geometry save democracy from gerrymandering? Mathematician Moon Duchin discusses the possibilities with host Steven Strogatz. The post Moon Duchin on Fair Voting and Random Walks first appeared on Quanta Magazine.

Duration:00:50:33

Brian Keating’s Quest for the Origin of the Universe

3/31/2020
The astrophysicist Brian Keating talks to host Steven Strogatz about chasing the universe’s greatest mysteries — and what it’s like to have a major discovery slip through his fingers. The post Brian Keating’s Quest for the Origin of the Universe first appeared on Quanta Magazine.

Duration:00:41:23

Rebecca Goldin and Brian Nosek on Hard Truths in Math and Psychology

3/24/2020
The mathematician Rebecca Goldin and the psychology researcher Brian Nosek speak with host Steven Strogatz about what it’s like to be the bearers of unpopular truths. The post Rebecca Goldin and Brian Nosek on Hard Truths in Math and Psychology first appeared on Quanta Magazine.

Duration:00:46:01

Cori Bargmann on the Genetics of Transparent Worms, Supertasters and Cancer

3/17/2020
The neurogenetics pioneer Cori Bargmann speaks with host Steven Strogatz about why a transparent worm became her favorite animal and how a genetic discovery she made inspired a revolutionary cancer treatment. The post Cori Bargmann on the Genetics of Transparent Worms, Supertasters and Cancer first appeared on Quanta Magazine.

Duration:00:53:29

Tadashi Tokieda’s Special Kind of Magic

3/10/2020
The mathematician Tadashi Tokieda and host Steven Strogatz explore what we can learn about the world from simple “toys” with remarkable physical or mathematical properties. The post Tadashi Tokieda’s Special Kind of Magic first appeared on Quanta Magazine.

Duration:00:51:32

Janna Levin on Seeing and Hearing Black Holes

3/3/2020
The astrophysicist Janna Levin describes the fierce scientific beauty she finds in black holes and reveals why she took a major risk early in her career. The post Janna Levin on Seeing and Hearing Black Holes first appeared on Quanta Magazine.

Duration:00:54:09

John Urschel: From NFL Player to Mathematician

2/25/2020
John Urschel, who retired from playing professional football with the Baltimore Ravens to become a mathematician, talks to host Steven Strogatz about the fascinations of graph theory that lured him away from the NFL. The post John Urschel: From NFL Player to Mathematician first appeared on Quanta Magazine.

Duration:00:45:06

Corina Tarnita and the Deep Mathematics of Social Insects

2/18/2020
The mathematical biologist Corina Tarnita explains to host Steven Strogatz how quantitative modeling solved the mystery of fairy circles. The post Corina Tarnita and the Deep Mathematics of Social Insects first appeared on Quanta Magazine.

Duration:00:51:50

Robbert Dijkgraaf on Exploring Quantum Reality

2/11/2020
The mathematical physicist Robbert Dijkgraaf and host Steven Strogatz discuss the frontiers of string theory and why space and time might not be the most fundamental things in the universe. The post Robbert Dijkgraaf on Exploring Quantum Reality first appeared on Quanta Magazine.

Duration:00:49:14

Leslie Vosshall on Designer Mosquitoes and Dude Walls

2/4/2020
Events take an interesting turn after the neurogeneticist Leslie Vosshall speaks with host Steven Strogatz about ways to make mosquitoes less deadly and the obstacles facing educational inclusiveness. The post Leslie Vosshall on Designer Mosquitoes and Dude Walls first appeared on Quanta Magazine.

Duration:00:58:22

Alex Kontorovich on the Absolute Truth of Pure Math

1/28/2020
The mathematician Alex Kontorovich speaks with host Steven Strogatz about regaining his creative freedom in an intimidating collaboration and about the pleasures of spherical geometry. The post Alex Kontorovich on the Absolute Truth of Pure Math first appeared on Quanta Magazine.

Duration:00:57:56

Priya Natarajan on Black Holes and Mapping the Universe

1/22/2020
In this episode, Priya Natarajan, professor of astronomy and physics at Yale University, speaks with Steven Strogatz about her lifelong fascinations, including black holes, mapping the universe and early personal computers. The post Priya Natarajan on Black Holes and Mapping the Universe first appeared on Quanta Magazine.

Duration:01:05:32

Podcast Preview: Introducing The Joy of x

1/15/2020
Hosted by Steven Strogatz, The Joy of x podcast opens a window into the inner worlds of top-tier scientists and mathematicians while shining light on universal themes like creativity, collaboration or navigating professional challenges. The post Podcast Preview: Introducing The Joy of x first appeared on Quanta Magazine.

Duration:00:02:47