Carl McTague 
mathematician, composer, photographer, fiddler 
 
email:  first dot last name at bc dot edu 
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Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA  

Interests: Topology & Algebraic Geometry, Geometric Methods in Generative Music Composition.
Biographics: CV,
photo.
Blog: Central Limit Theorem Music Video, Computing pTypical FGL’s, Two Favorite Inventions, Clifford & Marx, Cayley Lane, Dynamics of Fibonacci №’s,
How to Recognize Generators for String Bordism, After Laocoön [or Before?], Binomial Coefficients & Villainy, Seminar Web Design, Comments on a Paper of Karcher, Noah in Norwich, Computing Hirzebruch LPolynomials, Catullus of the Canopy, Dürer’s Melencolia I, Existential Angst, How to Optimize a Codex,…, How Twisted Is Infinity? (RSS)
Compositions:
In Medias Res,
’Round Midnight,
The Lyre of Ur,
Ripples Through Pitch Space,
Portrait of Poincaré,
(iiVI)^{7},
Six Integers.
Publications:
 String Cobordism at the Prime 3, with Vitaly Lorman and Doug Ravenel, in preparation.
 A New Approach to Euler Calculus for Continuous Integrands, preprint.
 On the Greatest Common Divisor of Binomial Coefficients
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(), (),…, Amer. Math. Monthly 1244 (2017) 353–356.
 Shrinking the Fibers of a Submersion Splits the Riemann Tensor, preprint.
 tmf Is Not a Ring Spectrum Quotient of String Bordism, New Directions in Homotopy Theory, Contemp. Math., 707 (2018) 67–76.
 The Cayley Plane and String Bordism, Geometry & Topology 184 (2014) 2045–2078.
 The Cayley plane and the Witten genus, preprint.
 StiefelWhitney Numbers for Singular Varieties, Math. Proc. Camb. Phil. Soc. 150 (2011) 273–289.
 Stratified Morse Theory, unpublished expository essay written for Part III of the Cambridge Tripos, 2005.
 The Organization of Intrinsic Computation: ComplexityEntropy Diagrams and the Diversity of Natural Information Processing, with DP Feldman and JP Crutchfield, Chaos 184 (2008) 59–73.
 Automated Pattern Detection—An Algorithm for Constructing Optimally Synchronizing MultiRegular Language Filters, with JP Crutchfield, Theoretical Computer Science 359 (2006) 306–328.
Talks:
 New Applications of Differential Geometry to Big Data, 2014 Topology Seminar, Edinburgh.
 A New Approach to Euler Calculus for Continuous Integrands, 2012 ATMCS 5, Edinburgh.
 How Twisted Is Infinity?, 2007 McMenemy Seminar, Trinity Hall Cambridge.
 Characteristic, Signature, and Singularity, 2006 Fulbright Seminar, Berlin.
 Music Through Computation, invited keynote speech at IMS2003, Imperial College London.
Teaching: Knot Theory, Honors Analysis, Honors Multivariable Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra.
Miscellanea: Signature Optimizer for Bookbinding, Topological Methods in Algebraic Advertising, Blowup, Escaping the Flood of Time, Egon’s Twinkie, Bach’s 🎻 Partita № 2, A Much Deserved Pie in the Face.
Fiddling:
The Scholar (kitchen),
Solo jigs, reels, and more reels (live).
Duo reels and jigs with uilleann piper Tim Benson (studio).
Inspiration: Doug Ravenel, Jack Morava, Andrew Ranicki, Burt Totaro, Tommy Peoples, Conlon Nancarrow.