Beyer is currently a sophomore at Princeton University, concentrating in mathematics and potentially pursuing certificates in music composition and applied math. Regarding his mathematical research interests, he has recently gravitated towards topics lying at the intersection of number theory, geometry, and representation theory. Though he now lives in Santa Fe, NM, he grew up in Montclair, NJ, where he graduated from Montclair Kimberley Academy in 2020. Above all else, Beyer is fascinated by Beauty, that elusive phenomenon which appears when a seamless unity emerges from chaos, when all of the pieces fit together perfectly as if Nature preordained the puzzle. He often finds himself drawing on the medieval idea of the liber mundi: the Universe is like a book, indeed a great work of, perhaps literally speaking, world literature. And the language in which that book was written must be none other than the universal language of Beauty: mathematics. For him, then, studying mathematics is an exercise in expanding the imagination: with it, one can build whole worlds. Besides pure mathematics, Beyer harbors a plethora of other interests: philosophy, theoretical physics, general linguistics, banana history, etc. He spends his free time watching films, appreciating great paintings, and adoring music. He plays the classical guitar and the Renaissance lute and desires to expand into other early plucked instruments as well as into the electric guitar. At Curious Cardinals, Beyer hopes to animate his students' imagination and curiosity by showing them just how inspiring Beauty, the muse of infinite wonderment, can be!
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