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
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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.