Scott Rickard

The beautiful math behind the world's ugliest music

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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 Costas Array. In this surprisingly entertaining talk, he shares the math behind musical beauty ... and its opposite.

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Scott Rickard · Mathematician

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

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