July 11, 2009
Devlin has a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics from King’s College London (1968) and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Bristol (1971).
He is a co-founder and Executive Director of Stanford University’s H-STAR institute, a co-founder of the Stanford Media X research network, and a Senior Researcher at CSLI.
He is a regular contributor to NPR’s popular magazine program Weekend Edition (where he is known as “the Math Guy”) and a frequent contributor to various other local and national radio programs, both in the USA and Britain, commenting on advances in mathematics and computing. In addition, he has worked on and appeared in a number of television programs. He writes a monthly column, “Devlin’s Angle,” on the web journal MAA Online.
Devlin is the author of twenty-eight books, one interactive book on CD-ROM and over seventy-five published research articles. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a World Economic Forum Fellow. He has received numerous awards.
He is heavily engaged in promoting the public understanding of mathematics and its role in modern society, topics on which he lectures extensively around the world
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