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Heisenberg’s Aha!

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Electrons are highly mysterious,
this topic indeed is quite serious
It’s starting to feel so imperious,
I think I’m becoming delirious.
I wanted to finally grasp
The quantum mechanics at last.
I stayed up for half the night reading
and by morning I felt like retreating. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 13, 2015 at 9:20 pm

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Music in Terms of Science

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James Q. Feng
To many people, music is a mystery. It is uniquely human, because no other species produces elaborate, well organized sound for no particular reason. It has been part of every known civilization on earth. It has become a very part of man’s need to impose his will upon the universe, to bring order out of chaos and to endow his moments of highest awareness with enduring form and substance. It is a form of art dealing with the organization of tones into patterns.
Despite of cultural differences, music from different civilizations seems to consist of some building blocks that are universal: melody, harmony, rhythm, etc. Almost all musical systems are based on scales spanning an octave—the note that sounds the same as the one you started off with, but at a higher or lower pitch. It was discovered by Pythagoras, a Greek philosopher who lived around 500 BC, that the note an octave higher than another has a frequency twice high. The notes that sound harmonious together have simple rational number ratios between their frequencies.
It is those implicit structures and relationships in apparently mysterious musical experience that I am interested in exploring here. As a scientist by training with a consistent passion for classical guitar playing, I would like make an attempt to explain the musical experience in terms of science and mathematics, hoping to fill some gaps between the knowledge of scientists and artistic intuition of musicians.
Read more: arxiv.org/pdf (http://arxiv.org/abs/1209.3767)

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September 27, 2012 at 8:05 pm

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Higgs Boson Music: What Might Quarks Sound Like?

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Using a data “sonification” process, researchers at the pan-European GÉANT network have created melodies from the results of the Atlas experiment at the Large Hadron Collider – the experiment that found the so-called ‘God Particle’

http://youtu.be/mmvE8nUXw1w

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July 11, 2012 at 7:40 pm

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Relativistic kinematics for musicians

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Lily Asquith begins a guide to making music from particles

Read more: www.guardian.co.uk

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May 23, 2012 at 11:43 am

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