The links between music and mathematics stretch back to Pythagoras and many leading mathematicians have studied the theory of music. Music and mathematics were pillars of the *Quadrivium*, the four-fold way that formed the basis of higher education for thousands of years. Music was a central theme for Johannes Kepler in his *Harmonices Mundi* – Harmony of the World, and René Descartes’ first work was a compendium of music.

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