Stephon Alexander

The Jazz of Physics

Stephon Alexander

Talk: The Jazz of Physics

Stephon Alexander talks about the secret link between music and the structure of the universe. Following the great minds that first drew links between music and physics—including Pythagoras, Kepler, Newton, Einstein, and Rakim—The Jazz of Physics accompanies Alexander’s own tale. The ancient idea of “music of the spheres,” taken seriously, clarifies confounding issues in physics. Covering the entire history of the universe from its birth to its fate, its structure on the smallest and largest scales, The Jazz of Physics will inspire anyone interested in the mysteries of our universe, music, and life itself.

Stephon Alexander

Stephon Alexander is a Professor of Physics at Brown University and the winner of the 2013 American Physical Society Bouchet Award. He is also a jazz musician and recently finished recording his first electronic jazz album with Erin Rioux.

The Book

The Jazz of Physics revisits the ancient realm where music, physics, and the cosmos were one. Alexander uncovered the connection between the fundamental waves that make up sound and thefundamental waves that make up everything else. As he reveals, the ancient poetic idea of the "music of the spheres,” taken seriously, clarifies confounding issues in physics.

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