Steve Strogatz interviewed on WNYC’s RadioLab

Listen in to Steve Strogatz discussing his friendship with his high school mathematics teacher Don Joffray on WNYC’s RadioLab. Their relationship was conducted mostly by letters and shared love of mathematical problems. As WNYC notes, “Steve explains how numbers can connect you and where they fall short.”

Also, WNYC linked through to this video of Steve making a presentation. It is very touching and shows lots of the letters.


  1. how much they liked math until they send letters mathematical problems. really smart.