November 16, 2018 Featured by the Wall Street Journal. Four percent of Manhattanites go to bed before 7:30 p.m. on weeknights. Only 6% turn off the lights after midnight.For more fine-grained data on what makes New York City tick, ask… Continue Reading They’re Tracking When You Turn Off The Lights
November 16, 2018 Featured by Time Magazine. In the mornings, Steven Koonin often dons a light blue shirt and khaki suit jacket, walks out of his apartment above Manhattan’s chic Washington Square park and heads for the subway. As he… Continue Reading Meet The Man Who Turned NYC Into His Own Lab
March 4, 2014 Opinion editorial featured by APS News. While physics is a science, it is also a set of tools and a state of mind. Physicists have repeatedly found intellectual and practical benefit in applying their methods to new… Continue Reading Urban Physics
November 16, 2018 Featured by New York Business Journal. Forget the ivory tower. Some new college programs launching in New York are tied into improving city life and boosting the economy. For example, Steven Koonin, director of Center for Urban Science… Continue Reading Steven Koonin’s Growing Army Of Big-Data Wizards Is Out To Make New York A Better City
NYU today named Steven E. Koonin – a theoretical physicist who has served as Undersecretary of Energy for Science, Chief Scientist of BP, and Provost of the California Institute of Technology – as the Director of the new Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), an applied science and engineering institute created by NYU as a consortium of world-class universities, global technology corporations, and innovative urban designers.