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

TEDxMIA · 9:46 · 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.

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