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year in 1965 trying to generate a computer animation of the mathematical notion of complex phasors. A few years later he endured the frustration of putting a book manuscript on tape (no small achievement at the time) only to have the publisher insist that a paper manuscript be substituted.

No account of Bill Huggins’s life would be complete without mentioning his love and talent for music. An accomplished pianist, he played mostly Bach on his nineteenth-century Steinway. He also kept a clavichord in his office that he tuned and played from time to time. He was generally thought to have perfect pitch. Perhaps his research on the human auditory system was a natural consequence of his passion for music.

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