The Physics of Music: Using Light to Study Sound at Tacoma Science Café

Tuesday, 10 January 2012 - 6:30pm
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Rand Worland, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Physics Department, University of Puget Sound

From clarinets and violins, to drums and cymbals, vibrations create the complex sounds that we hear from musical instruments. At the January Tacoma Science Café, join the University of Puget Sound's Rand Worland, Ph.D., to discover how he uses lasers to produce images of these vibrations and how differences in vibrations alter how we perceive sounds.
The Tacoma Science Cafe is your opportunity to talk with researchers about science and technology research—all in the comfortable atmosphere of a local pub.
Tacoma Science Café is held on the second Tuesday of each month. Did you miss a café and want to hear the discussion? Most Science Cafés are recorded by KCTS 9 and are available for online viewing. Eastside Science Cafés take place at The Swiss Pub in Tacoma and are presented in partnership with Pacific Science Center and KCTS 9.