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JOSEPH MAZUR (born in the Bronx in 1942) is Professor Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Emerson College Marlboro Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies. He holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from M.I.T. and fellowships from the Guggenheim, Bogliasco, and Rockefeller Foundations, among others. His works have appeared in Nature, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Science, and many other publications. He was profiled in media venues such as NPR's "The Hidden Brain", PRI's "Innovation Lab", CBS, the BBC, Vox, Radio Australia, Radio Ireland, and dozens of others. He is the author of Euclid in the Rainforest: Discovering Universal Truth in MathematicsThe Motion Paradox: The 2,500-Year-Old Puzzle Behind All the Mysteries of Time and SpaceWhat's Luck Got to Do with It?; The History, Mathematics, and Psychology behind the Gambler's Illusion; Enlightening Symbols: A Short History of Mathematical Notation and Its Hidden Powers; and Fluke: The Math and Myth of Coincidence. The Clock Mirage: Our Myth of Measured Time is his latest book.


Most recent work is his journalism involvement: Read any of the hundreds of his Psychology Today blog posts that appeared since COVID-19. Or read the bimonthly column "Understanding War" in The World Financial Review.