J. Murray Gibson
Associate Laboratory Director, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory
Music, Fourier and Wave-Particle Duality
What determines the frequency of notes on a musical scale?
What is harmony and why would fourier care?
Where did the blues come from? (We' re talking the "physics of the blues", and not "the blues of physics" - that's another colloquium).
Is there a musical particle?
What has music to do with nanotechnology? (I don't have an answer to this one yet, but I still have a week to think about it).
I aim to include as much music as physics, and even though the creative originality of the content will be far below the usual physics colloquium standards, I hope that this seminar will be a memorable diversion from the norm.