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Math Encounters:
"A Hard Day's Math: the connections between mathematics and music"

featuring Jason I. Brown

Wednesday, January 10
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

(in person)

Music is full of mathematics — and mathematical tools can be used to both make and analyze music.  Why are we drawn to the repetitive nature of the blues?  How did least common multiples literally move Chuck Berry?  What makes the bridge to “I Want to Hold Your Hand” so mathematically perfect?  And how did Professor Jason I. Brown, Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, use the mathematics of Fourier analysis to unravel some longstanding musical mysteries surrounding “A Hard Day’s Night?”  Find out all this and more at January’s Math Encounters!

Special introduction by Michael Aizenman, Professor of Physics and Mathematics, Princeton University.

Math Encounters is MoMath's popular free public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics, produced with support from Simons Foundation International.


January 10th, 2024 from  7:00 pm to  8:30 pm
National Museum of Mathematics
11 E. 26th St.
New York, NY 10010
United States
Phone: 212-542-0566