The music of the spheres

Friday, 31 January 2014
It is said that the idea of the harmony of the spheres is attributed to Pythagoras, that the planets and stars moved according to mathematical equations, which corresponded to musical notes and thus produced a symphony. Well, Pythagoras was probably the first person to notice the remarkable relationship between music and mathematics. 

In another post I already mentioned the topic, but now I want to show you the work by Dmitri Tymoczko, which I fond through this link. In his works, which are published in Science, he describes harmony in a geometric way. He explains how the possible paths between cords are influenced by the symmetries of his mathematical constructions. 

So now we not only can listen to the music of the spheres, we also can see it!

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