"A Hard Day's Math: the connections between mathematics and music"
featuring Jason I. Brown
Wednesday, January 10
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
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 Liz McMahon and Gary Gordon, co-authors of The Joy of SET.
Math Encounters is MoMath's popular free public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics, produced with support from Simons Foundation International.
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New York, NY 10010