Jason I. Brown ...

Jason I. Brown

is a mathematician, author, songwriter and guitarist. His research that used mathematics to uncover how the Beatles played the opening chord of "A Hard Day's Night" has garnered worldwide attention. His recent book, "Our Days Are Numbered" (published by McClelland and Stewart in Canada) explains how mathematics plays an active role in everyone's life, and that just a little more math can not only make each day more interesting, but each person more creative.

Jason teaches mathematics at Dalhousie University, where he is a professor of mathematics.





What's Brand New...

  • My invited presentation at Moses Znaimer's Ideacity 2014 conference in Toronto!
  • An interview with Libby Znaimer on Zooomer Radio's Week in Review (June 8, 2014).
  • An CBC interview and song on the debt level of Nova Scotians (August 20, 2013).
  • An article on my work in the German magazine Der Spiegel.
  • An article and video of a talk for the Humanities Research Group at the University of Windsor.
  • An interview on Dutch television.
  • Public lecture "Science Sings the Blues" for the National Academy of Sciences at the Beckman Center in Irvine California. A promotional piece about the talk is also avilable.
  • My interview on BBC's "More or Less" show (at the 23 minutes mark).
  • My interview on Newstalk 1010's In the Studio (Februaray 26, 2011).
  • Read "Let Me Take You Down - The Mathematics Behind the Most Famous Edit in Rock 'n' Roll"l(Notes of the Canadian Mathematical Society, February 2011). The article describes how the Beatles' producer, George Martin, spliced together two different takes of Strawberry Fields Forvever, that were in two different keys and two different tempos, why it worked, and why mathematically he could never satisify Paul's unerring sense of rhythm.

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