Steven Strogatz, professor of mathematics, has temporarily moved to New York City to serve as a math ambassador, of sorts, at the National Museum of Mathematics, known as MoMath, as featured in a New York Times “Sunday Routine” column. As a mathematician, he looks at the city in his own way, seeing, for example, the geometry of the buildings.

“The city is a wonderment to me, the way the sunlight hits the buildings, all the colors,” Strogatz said in the piece. “I see math wherever I’m looking. I like to share that.”