Television & Online Media

The Geometry of Music

Produced for Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Synopsis: Ever since Pythagoras used numerical terms to express intervals between notes and derived musical tones from geometrical patterns, mathematicians have linked music to numbers. At the SIAM Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh Dr. Dmitri Tymoczko made the connection with help from multimedia graphics and compositions by Chopin, Mozart and Schubert.

Commentary: This is one of a series of six videos produced using footage and interviews recorded at the 2010 SIAM Annual Meeting.