The Jazz of Physics: The Secret Link Between Music and the Structure of the Universe

The Jazz of Physics: The Secret Link Between Music and the Structure of the Universe


More than fifty years in the past, John Coltrane drew the twelve musical notes in a circle and hooked up them by way of directly strains, forming a five-pointed megastar. encouraged by means of Einstein, Coltrane had placed physics and geometry on the center of his song. Physicist and jazz musician Stephon Alexander returns the want, utilizing jazz to reply to physics’ so much vexing questions on the previous and way forward for the universe.

Following the nice minds that first drew the hyperlinks among song and physics—a record together with Pythagoras, Kepler, Newton, Einstein, and Rakim—The Jazz of Physics revisits the traditional realm the place song, physics, and the cosmos have been one. This cosmological trip accompanies Alexander’s personal story of suffering to reconcile his ardour for track and physics, from taking tune classes as a boy within the Bronx to learning theoretical physics at Imperial university, London’s internal sanctum of string idea. enjoying the saxophone and improvising with equations, Alexander exposed the relationship among the basic waves that make up sound and the basic waves that make up every little thing else. As he unearths, the traditional poetic suggestion of the “music of the spheres,” taken heavily, clarifies confounding matters in physics.

Whether you're extra conversant in Brian Greene or Brian Eno, John Coltrane or John Wheeler, the 5 percentage country or why the universe is below 5 percentage obvious, there's a new discovery on each web page. masking the whole historical past of the universe from its beginning to its destiny, its constitution at the smallest and biggest scales, The Jazz of Physics will fascinate and encourage somebody drawn to the mysteries of our universe, track, and existence itself.

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