Scott Rickard: The Beautiful Math Behind the World’s Ugliest Music

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To create the worst possible piece of music free of repetition, Scott Rickard turned to the Costas Array, a mathematical idea he learned in college. In this surprisingly interesting discussion, he explains the mathematics that underpins musical beauty and its polar opposite.

Ali Kaya


Ali Kaya

This is Ali. Bespectacled and mustachioed father, math blogger, and soccer player. I also do consult for global math and science startups.

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