4/04 – William Schober: Group Theory in Change Ringing

If you would like to enjoy some bells ringing and see mathematical backgrounds of it,  join us in the math club this week. William from the Physic Department will give a talk about “Group Theory in Change Ringing”. His abstract is below:

Group Theory in Change Ringing

Change Ringing is a musical/mathematical team sport which consists of ringing a set of tuned bells in a controlled manner to produce variations in the order of the bells. These sets of permutations, when seen through the lens of abstract algebra, form mathematical Groups. We will construct the basic ringing groups, examine their structure and properties, and demonstrate how they are rung using hand bells.