The Beauty of Calculus

“The Beauty of Calculus,” a Lecture by Steven Strogatz

Calculus is one of the most imaginative and consequential triumphs of human creativity. In this talk, famed mathematician Steven Strogatz will investigate its origins and then show how it, in partnership with medicine, philosophy, science, and technology, reshaped the course of civilization and helped make the world modern. The Franke Program in Science and the Humanities is a new initiative at Yale that aims to foster communication, mutual understanding, collaborative research and teaching among diverse scientific and humanistic disciplines. It is made possible through the generosity of Richard (‘53) and Barbara Franke.