Tuesday, June 01, 2010

The Geometry of Music

There is a new article in Time Magazine about Dmitri Tymoczko's the geometry of music, as illustrated by his articles in Science on music theory. (I vaguely remember blogging about that article last year.) If you take a look at his web site, you can look at interesting videos that show links between music and geometry.

I definitely remember hearing about at least one of the Science articles when it came out, but to say that this stuff borrows stuff from string theory is quite a stretch. (It's like say that one thing borrows from something else because one uses calculus for both of them. In this case, one uses geometry for both things.)

Tymoczko is giving a plenary talk at the 2010 SIAM Annual Meeting, and I would definitely have loved to go to that seminar.

(Tip of the cap to SIAM's Facebook team, who posted a link to the Time article.)

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