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Why things sync up: Steven Strogatz on TED.com

Posted by: Tedstaff

Mathematician Steven Strogatz shows how flocks of creatures (like birds, fireflies and fish) manage to synchronize and act as a unit — when no one’s giving orders. The powerful tendency extends into the realm of objects, too. (Recorded February 2004 in Monterey, California. Duration: 21:59.)

Watch Steven Strogatz’s talk on TED.com, where you can download this TEDTalk, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances from our archive of 350+ TEDTalks — including more talks about math.

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