Mathematicians have many talents! In this episode, mathematician Ben McCarty plays and sings the song, “Swing that Hammer.” Ben is a professor of mathematics at the University of Memphis, and the lead mathematician for grades PK-5 of the Eureka Math/EngageNY curriculum. He coauthored the article “Fluency without Equivocation.”
Ben is here at LSU this week working on a new theorem with me on “special Lagrangian cones,” a type of object that is helpful in studying mirror symmetry from theoretical physics. I was able to cajole him into playing a song while I recorded. Ben’s favorite instrument is the banjo, which is probably why his email address is “banjoben.” In this video, Ben is playing a Breedlove Pro Series C25/CRH guitar. Enjoy!
CHANNEL: Geometry and Topology Today
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