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Scott Rickard: The beautiful math behind the ugliest music – TED Talks

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Scott Rickard set out to engineer the ugliest possible piece of music, devoid of repetition, using a mathematical concept known as the Golomb ruler. In this talk, he shares the math behind musical beauty (and its opposite). (Filmed at TEDxMIA.)

Scott Rickard is passionate about mathematics, music — and educating the next generation of scientists and mathematicians.

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