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The Jazz of Physics: The Link between Music and the Structure of the Universe

Thursday, April 19, 2018

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Explore the connections between jazz music and physics at "The Jazz of Physics: The Link between Music and the Structure of the Universe." Physicist and musician Stephon Alexander (Brown University) has straddled the worlds of theoretical physics and jazz music over the last two decades. In his talk, Alexander revists the interconnection between music and the evolution of astrophysics and the laws of motion. He explores new ways music, in particular jazz, mirrors modern physics, such as quantum mechanics, general relativity, and the physics of the early universe. He will also discuss ways innovations in physics have been and can be inspired from "improvisational logic" exemplified in jazz performance and practice. See more.

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Location
Science Engineering Classroom Building (SEC), Room 100
Cost
Free
Sponsor
NSM, CLASS, McGovern College of the Arts
Contact
Kathy Major
ksmajor@uh.edu