Dr Robin Wilson delivers Lecture at the Royal Institution

Friday, Mar 18th 2005

Dr Robin Wilson , Gresham Professor of Geometry , London, delivered a lecture entitled " Yea, why try her raw wet hat? " at the Royal Institution on 18th March. The talk traced the history of the connections between mathematics and music from the Pythagoreans to the present day, and answered such questions as: why are pianos always out of tune; what does it sound like if we add extra notes to a keyboard; can music have a ‘geometry’; why are there seven colours in a rainbow; and what is the meaning of the title of this talk?

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