Elegance: Music & Math

  • Released Monday, October 22nd, 2018
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:46PM

This past summer, sometimes before the start of the work day, Goddard interns Philip Lu and Gabriel Apaza played impromptu classical piano concerts on the Steinway in the Hinners Auditorium, tackling masters such as Liszt, Debussy, Bach, Schubert and Chopin.

Lu is a physics doctoral student at UCLA. Apaza is a rising senior at Michigan State studying computer science and engineering with a math minor. Both agree that music and mathematics share a commonality of elegance and problem-solving. In this video, they explain how.


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