Music for 86 Billion Musicians

This is meant to be purely metaphorical. One of my absolute favorite composers is Steve Reich, and one of my most favorite pieces by him is “Music for 18 Musicians.” Here’s a link to my favorite recording, the one by Grand Valley State University: Music for 18 Musicians I could go on for hours about […]

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Basic Representation Theory

Representation theory is a very large and far-reaching branch of mathematics.  It is important because it describes how the abstract manifestations of symmetry (namely, groups) are realized on different mathematical structures. Symmetries are extremely important in science. One of the main reasons for this is that symmetry allows us to simplify enormously complex systems by […]

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