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Science and Music: Converging Hypothesis and Interpretation

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Le Laboratoire Cambridge

650 East Kendall Street

Cambridge, MA 02142

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Science and Music: Converging Hypothesis and Interpretation

with Lynn Chang & Robert Sackstein and moderated by Lisa Wong

This fascinating talk is part of the Artsenses series

curated by the Arts and Humanities Initiative at Harvard Medical School

Two college classmates--one now a research scientist and professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; the other a performing violinist and professor of Music at Boston Conservatory -- sit down for a "fireside chat" about the similarities and differences in the practice and pedagogy of art and science. Join us for an evening of Music and Musings.

Join us for an exciting evening, filled with deep conversation about music, science, and education. The format for that night will be designed to encourage the opportunity for this kind of reflection


Lynn Chang

A top-prize winner in the international Paganini Competition, Lynn Chang has led a varied career as soloist, chamber musician and pedagogue. He is a founding member of the Boston Chamber Music Society and performed with that group for 25 years. His discography includes the works of William Grant Still on New World Records, Made in America with Yo-Yo Ma, and the Grammy Award-winning The Girl with Orange Lips with Dawn Upshaw. In 2010 Chang performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo, Norway, to honor Liu Xiaobo. In 2011, Lynn performed for President Obama at the nationally telecast Kennedy Center Honors to celebrate cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

Chang studied at the Juilliard School and Harvard University. He served as Overseer at Harvard and chaired the Board's Arts and Humanities committee.

A devoted teacher, he teaches at , Boston Conservatory at Berklee, New England Conservatory, Boston University and MIT. Chang's former students now play in the Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and Juilliard String Quartet.

Robert Sackstein, M.D., Ph.D.

Robert Sackstein, M.D., Ph.D., is a Professor in the departments of Dermatology and Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a Bone Marrow Transplant Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He also serves as the Director of the Program of Excellence in Glycosciences at the Harvard Medical School, as well as the Co-Director of the Harvard University Center for Glycosciences.

Dr. Sackstein is an expert in cell-based therapeutics. His scientific research efforts have helped define how cells migrate from blood into tissues, and clinical applications of his research findings have led to improved outcomes for patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation and for patients with life-threatening diseases.

A once-aspiring oboist, and the son of a concert pianist, Dr. Sackstein’s most notable and sustaining life-lessons have been shaped by music.

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