News from the world of maths: Maths and Science through the medium of song

Monday, March 10, 2008

Maths and Science through the medium of song

They say that music is a very mathematical pursuit. Here at Plus, we have written about mathematics and music many times.

The MASSIVE database is a website that contains information on over 2500 science and mathematics songs. Some songs are for children, others for professors. Some are by professional recording artists, others recorded in garages. The site is maintained by Greg Crowther, who is affiliated with the University of Washington, Science Groove, and the Science Songwriters' Association. MASSIVE is part of the US National Science Foundation's National Science Digital Library.

My personal favourite science song? She Blinded me with Science by Thomas Dolby — and you can find this song in the database. Another way of tracking down science songs is by doing a search for science at LastFM. What is your favourite science or mathematics song?

posted by westius @ 3:00 PM


At 3:25 PM,  westius said...

Weird Science by Oingo Boingo is another classic

At 12:14 PM,  ogs22 said...

An interesting webpage here -

Along with a visualisation of Deep Purple's "smoke on the water" on a Mobius strip...