Ian Stewart

Ian Stewart

Ian Stewart FRS is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick and a leading popularizer of mathematics. He is author or coauthor of over 200 research papers on pattern formation, chaos, network dynamics, and biomathematics. He has been a Fellow of the Royal Society since 2001, and has served on Council, its governing body. He has five honorary doctorates. He has published more than 120 books including Why Beauty is Truth, Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities, Calculating the Cosmos, Significant Figures, and the four-volume series The Science of Discworld with Terry Pratchett and Jack Cohen. He has also written the science fiction novels Wheelers and Heaven with Jack Cohen, and The Living Labyrinth and Rock Star with Tim Poston. He wrote the Mathematical Recreations column for Scientific American from 1990 to 2001. He has made 90 television appearances and 450 radio broadcasts, most of them about mathematics for the general public, and has delivered hundreds of public lectures on mathematics. His awards include the Royal Society’s Faraday Medal, the Gold Medal of the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications, the Zeeman Medal (IMA and London Mathematical Society), the Lewis Thomas Prize (Rockefeller University), and the Euler Book Prize (Mathematical Association of America).
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