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The Science of Music

The Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University is pleased to announce the upcoming colloquium

The Science of Music

150 Years Since Helmholtz's On the Sensations of Tone

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1-4pm Friday, March 22

Terrace Lounge, George Sherman Union

775 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, MA

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The Reception of Helmholtz's On the Sensations of Tone: Celebrity vs. Enlightenment
David Cahan - History, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Sympathetic Resonance: The Influence of Helmholtz's Theory of Acoustics
Lydia Patton - Philosophy, Virginia Tech

Pitched Battles: Helmholtz: Rayleigh, and Beyond
Eric J. Heller - Chemistry, Physics, Harvard University

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Helmholtz's groundbreaking work on the science of music, On the Sensations of Tone as a Physiological Basis for the Theory of Music. This colloquium will explore both the legacy of Helmholtz's work and new directions in the science of music.

This event is free and open to the public.

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