ESP Biography
MIRANDA HOLMES, PhD student in Applied Math at NYU
Major: Mathematics College/Employer: NYU Year of Graduation: Not available. 

Brief Biographical Sketch:
PhD student at New York University, studying Applied Mathematics and AtmosphereOcean science. Past Classes(Clicking a class title will bring you to the course's section of the corresponding course catalog)M1571: Mathematics of Music: Consonance and Dissonance in Splash! 2008 (Nov. 22  23, 2008)
Math is fun and beautiful. Music is fun and beautiful. Let’s do both! There are a number of aspects
of music theory and perception that can be understood using a little bit of mathematics. We will
talk about things things like:
• Why does a clarinet’s ‘A’ sound different from an oboe’s ‘A’?
• Why do some pairs of notes sound great together, and others sound terrible?
• Why and when do we hear notes that don’t really exist?
• Musical paradoxes  how we can construct a scale that always goes up, yet repeats itself infinitely many times (like Escher’s staircase).
And we won’t just talk  we’ll listen to these things too!
Fermi Problems in SPLASH (2006)
How many hairdressers are there in Boston? How much energy reaches us from the sun? How much would the Earth ...
Random Variables in SPLASH (2006)
You probably know a bit about probability already. You may have an idea of what it means for events to ...
The Splash Math Program in SPLASH (2006)
Join us for the Splash Math Program, a unique new opportunity to get a focused and indepth mathematical experience at ...
What does dimension 1.5849625 look like? An Introduction to Fractals in SPLASH (2006)
Lines are 1dimensional and surfaces are 2dimensional and volumes are 3dimensional, but is there anything in between? In this class ...
What does dimension 1.5849625 look like? An Introduction to Fractals in SPLASH (2005)
Lines are 1dimensional and surfaces are 2dimensional and volumes are 3dimensional, but is there anything in between? In this class ...
