Scott Rickard:
The beautiful math behind the world's ugliest music

TEDxMIA · 09:46 · Filmed Sep 2011

Scott Rickard set out to engineer the ugliest possible piece of music, devoid of repetition, using a mathematical concept known as the Costas Array. In this surprisingly entertaining talk, he shares the math behind musical beauty ... and its opposite.

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