The Atlantic Jewish Council

Math & Music:Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Free public event.

Title: Math & Music: Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!

Speaker: Dr. Jason I. Brown, Dalhousie University

Location: Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax

Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm 

Music is all about mathematics – the science of patterns. This talk will explain why we like certain scales and rhythms, why we are drawn to the blues, what mathematics can say about music authentication, and how to unravel some Beatles’ mysteries. A band, led by the Dalhousie Faculty Association’s Jason Brown, will perform.

Using mathematics, Jason Brown, professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Dalhousie, has uncovered mysteries surrounding the music of the Beatles. His work has garnered worldwide attention, including national and international newspapers, BBC and NPR radio, the Daily Planet TV show, Guitar Player magazine, and the websites of Wired and the Wall Street Journal. Jason has written several books, including Our Days Are Numbered: How Mathematics Orders Our Lives (Random House). He has also written many articles on the role that mathematics plays in everyday life.

This event is sponsored by the Dalhousie Faculty Association and the Halifax Central Library. Refreshments provided.

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