NBIA Colloquium – Niels Bohr Institute - University of Copenhagen

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NBIA Colloquium

Speaker: Andrew D. Jackson (NBIA)

Title: Physics and Music

Abstract:  Physics and music have enjoyed a close relationship for more than 2500 years.  It is easy to understand that physics and mathematics can offer useful insight regarding both the structure of music and the construction of musical instruments.  It is less obvious that problems arising in music have contributed to developments in physics.  This talk, illustrated with appropriate musical excerpts, will address several examples of this mutually beneficial partnership.