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

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University of Houston

Science Engineering Classroom Auditorium, Room 100

3517 Cullen Blvd

Houston, TX 77204

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Physicist and musician Stephon Alexander has straddled the worlds of theoretical physics and jazz music over the last two decades.

In his talk, Alexander revisits 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.

Alexander, a professor of physics at Brown University, works on the connection between the smallest and largest entities in the universe, pushing Einstein's theory of curved space-time to extremes, beyond the big bang with sub atomic phenomena.

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Parking is available in the visitor's section of the Stadium Parking Garage, located on Holman Street, near the corner of Cullen Blvd and Holman Street. The evening parking fee (after 4 pm) is $5. The garage is across Cullen Blvd from the meeting location.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact UH's College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics at nsminfo@nsm.uh.edu.

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Science Engineering Classroom Auditorium, Room 100

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Houston, TX 77204

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