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Curiosity Carnival Event: The Sound of Symmetry and the Symmetry of Sound

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The Sound of Symmetry and the Symmetry of Sound

With Marcus du Sautoy



Join Prof Marcus du Sautoy, Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford for an interactive talk about his research

Symmetry has played a critical role both for composers and in the creation of musical instruments. From Bach’s Goldberg Variations to Schoenberg’s Twelve-tone rows, composers have exploited symmetry to create variations on a theme. But symmetry is also embedded in the very way instruments make sound.

As part of his lecture, Marcus will be talking about a demonstration by nineteenth-century scientist Ernst Chladni that famously toured the courts of Europe to reveal extraordinary symmetrical shapes in the vibrations of a metal plate. A recreation of this demonstration will be taking place in the Ashmolean Museum from 7–9pm.


19:30
Lecture Theatre, Museum of Natural History

DON'T FORGET! You will need to book a free Curiosity Explorer entry ticket to gain entry to the Museum of Natural History in order to attend this activity.





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Yes, you can bring either a printed ticket or show the ticket on your phone at the Ticket Booth outside the Museum of Natural History. They will give you your wristband to enter the musuem and your activity wristband. You will also need your FREE Curiosity Explorer entry ticket as well.


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There is no public parking at the Museum, although disabled facilities are available to registered users. There is a lift to the upper gallery for wheelchair access. Registered guide dogs are allowed in the museum.

Enquiries regarding access to the Museum should be sent to: info@oum.ox.ac.uk

Telephone: + 44 1865 272 950




This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 722615.



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