John E. McCarthy

John E. McCarthy

Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Spencer T. Olin Professor of Mathematics
PhD, University of California at Berkeley
research interests:
  • Operator Theory
  • Complex Variables
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    • Washington University
      CB 1146
      One Brookings Drive
      St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
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    ​Professor McCarthy's primary interests are Operator Theory, One and Several Complex variables, and their interaction. He believes that pure mathematicians can bring a useful perspective to many areas of science.

    Hold That Thought Podcast

    Into the Heart of Mathematics

    As a society, we are pretty conflicted about mathematics. On one hand, we recognize that math has allowed us to achieve some amazing things, including space travel and much of our technology. Yet, math gets a bad rap in popular culture. What's so scary about math?