Aspen Music Festival And School

Special Event: The Science of Music: Music and Mathematics, Similarities and Differences

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Co-presented with the Aspen Science Center.
This presentation is made possible by the Gail and Alfred Engelberg Collaboration Fund and Obermeyer Wood Investment Counsel
6:00 PM MT
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General Admission


This summer, the Aspen Science Center and the Aspen Music Festival and School bring back the popular Science of Music series of lectures and demonstrations aimed at the "enthusiastic novice." No previous knowledge of physics or music theory is needed to enjoy these explorations.

Note: AMFS passes are not valid for this collaboration. Tickets must be purchased separately.

Andrei Ruckenstein is a co-founder of the Aspen Science Center and a past President of the Aspen Center for Physics. He holds a B.S. from Harvard College and a Ph.D. in Physics from Cornell. He is trained as a theoretical condensed matter physicist and is known for his work in strongly correlated quantum systems. He later redirected his interests towards biology-driven research. His research primarily focuses on three key areas, statistical mechanics models of classical computation, strongly correlated systems, and new models for higher education. He was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, and a Humboldt Foundation Senior Prize. Dr. Ruckenstein served as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research (ad-interim) at University of Lancaster, UK. He is currently Professor Department Chair at Boston University and is a passionate pianist!

Tickets will remain on hold for 30 minutes.

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO