Ian Stewart
#3005 Overall Influence

Ian Stewart

British mathematician and science fiction author


Why is this person notable and influential?

Stewart is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick, England. Stewart received his bachelor’s of arts degree (first class) in mathematics from the University of Cambridge in 1966 and his Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of Warwick in 1969.

Stewart is a gifted mathematician who is also a writer of popular science and science fiction. A fertile mind, his primary focus in mathematics is a subfield of the study of dynamic systems known as catastrophe theory. He has also published widely on diverse topics in mathematics, including his book on chaos theory, Does God Play Dice: The New Mathematics of Chaos, published in 1989. Over the years, he has written nearly 100 articles for the well-known science and mathematics publication Scientific American. He even has his own iPad app, Incredible Numbers by Professor Ian Stewart.

Stewart received the Michael Faraday Medal in 1995 for “communicating science to UK audiences,” the mission of the Medal. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2001.

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University of Warwick
University of Warwick

University in Coventry, United Kingdom

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