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Lois Smedick Humanities Research Group Endowment

Dr. Jason Brown, Dalhousie University

Published on: Tue, 02/14/2012
Last Modified: Wed, 02/15/2012 - 10:57am


Humanities Research Group presents  

 “A HARD DAY’S MATH; THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN MATHEMATICS AND MUSIC”

Mathematics and music are a match made in heaven. The ancient Greeks elevated both to the same level, and even the most unschooled rock musician uses more mathematics than he or she realizes. Dr. Brown will survey and illustrate some of the most interesting connections between mathematics and music, including a discussion of the uncovering, via mathematics, of some musical mysteries surrounding The Beatles.