What is ... the big deal with math and music??

This page hosts information on Aaron Greicius's talk "What is ... the big deal with math and music?" at the "What is ...?" seminar. The talk will take place on Friday, May 14, 4pm at HU, RUD 25 1.023.

Abstract

The connection between math and music has fascinated scientists for millenia. The ancient Greek investigated relations between numerical ratios and musical scales, nowadays new composition techniques have led to applications of set theory, abstract algebra and number theory in musical theory. This talk will shed some light on the implicit and explicit math in music and vice versa.

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Topic revision: r1 - 11 May 2010, MimiTsuruga
 
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