I have given and continue to give public lectures on mathematics and music. Some of these include:

  •  “The Mathematics Underlying Musical Mysteries”, BIRS Workshop on Mathematics: Muse, Maker and Measure of the Arts (BIRS Research Institute), December 5, 2011.
  •  “A Hard Day’s Math: The Connections Between Mathematics and Music”, Humanities Research Group Distinguished Speaker Series (University of Windsor), November 10, 2011.
  •  “Science Sings the Blues”, National Academy of Sciences (Irvine, California), May 25, 2011.
  •  “A Hard Day’s Math”, keynote public lecture, CMS Summer Meeting, University of New Brunswick, June 3, 2010
  •  “A Hard Day’s Math”, keynote public lecture, Discrete Mathematics Days (sponsored by the Fields Institute) , Carleton University, May 14, 2010
  • “The Mathematics Behind the Music”, 29TH Annual Mathematics Symposium at Western Kentucky University, November 5, 2009.
  •  “The Mathematics Behind the Music”, Nova Scotia Institute of Science, November 2, 2009.
  • “The Mathematics Behind the Music”, Math Circles / Imperial Oil Opening, June 1, 2009.
  • “Mathematics and Music”, CanaDAM 2009 Conference, May 27, 2009.
  • “Mathematics and Music”, 21st Cumberland Conference, May 15, 2008.

Other outreach talks centre on mathematics in every day life and mathematics as a creative endeavour, andrecent ones include:

  • “Mathematics and the Creative Process”, Dalhousie University, January 26, 2012.
  • “Making Math Relevant and Understandable”, Mathematics Teachers Association (MTA) Conference (Cole Harbour High School), October 28, 2011.
  • “Mathematics in Every Day life”, Prince Andrew High School, September 19, 2011.
  • “Mathematics and the Creative Process”, Dalhousie University, March 3, 2011.
  • “Risk Taking”, ADVENTIS Local Meeting, October 28, 2010.


My research on mathematics and music has been featured recently on:

  • Der Spiegel, print article, September 3, 2012
  • BBC’s More and Less show, April 1, 2011 and September 11, 2009
  • The Ampersand (the National Post Online), December 8, 2009
  • Maths Make the World Go Round by Ian Stewart, The Daily Telegraph, Tuesday, October 27, 2009 (page 25)
  • Discoverychannel.ca, June 4, 2009: Of Math and Music (collection of videos with Jay Ingram and I on the connections between mathematics, music and games)
  • Daily Planet TV show, May 20, 2009 and May 19, 2009
  • Business Spotlight, May 19, 2009 (interview podcast)
  • Ams.org (American Mathematical Society), April 9, 2009: Math Moments: Working It Out (poster, podcast)
  • WSJ.com (the Wall Street Journal), January 30, 2009: A Million Whys (music video of song written in the style of the early Beatles using mathematical principles)
  • WSJ.com (the Wall Street Journal), January 30, 2009: Professor Uses Mathematics to Decode Beatles Tunes (article, video interview)
  • National Public Radio (USA), December 27, 2008:‘Hard Day’s Night’: A Mathematical Mystery Tour
  • MathDL.MAA.com (The Mathematical Association of America), November 6, 2008:Mathematics Answers One of Rock and Roll’s Oldest Questions