ESP Biography

IAN MONTAGUE, Cornell junior studying Mathematics

Major: Mathematics

College/Employer: Cornell

Year of Graduation: 2016

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

My name is Ian and I'm originally from Northport, NY. I'm currently in my third year in Arts and Sciences, studying math and computer science. I plan to enter a PhD program upon graduation, and hopefully one day become a professor of mathematics. I like to spend my free time playing guitar, listening to music, and hiking in and around the Ithaca area.

Past Classes

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Fun with Group Theory: An Introduction to Math Beyond Calculus in Splash Spring 2015
The notion of a group is one of the most important and ubiquitous notions in the entire field of mathematics. We will see how groups arise naturally as group transformations, or symmetries of geometric objects like tetrahedra and wallpaper tilings. In this course, we'll find out why groups are prevalent not just in higher mathematics, but in fields like physics, chemistry, music theory, computer science, etc.