Gene Ward Smith

Mathematician, Person

1947 –

62

Who is Gene Ward Smith?

Gene Ward Smith is an American mathematician and music theorist. In mathematics he has worked in the areas of Galois theory and Moonshine theory. In music theory, he is noted for a number of innovations in the theory of musical tuning, such as the introduction of multilinear algebra and for being the first to write music in a number of exotic intonation systems. A boyhood friend of Steven Spielberg, a few of his biographical details appear incidentally in the biography of Spielberg by Joseph McBride.

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1947
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  • United States of America
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on July 23, 2013

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