National Math Festival

The National Association of Mathematicians, Inc. is proud to be a Math Ally for the National Math Festival!

Join us the night before the National Math Festival on Friday, April 21, 2017 for an evening of jazz and physics. NAM, MSRI, and Howard University will co-sponsor a public lecture by Stephon Alexander, Professor of Physics at Brown University, entitled The Jazz of Physics: The Link Between Music and The Structure of the Universe.

In this talk we will revisit the interconnection between music and the evolution of astrophysics and the laws of motion. We will explore new ways music, in particular Jazz music, mirrors modern physics, such as quantum mechanics, general relativity and the physics of the early universe. Finally, we will discuss ways that innovations in physics have been and can be inspired from "improvisational logic" exemplified in Jazz performance and practice.

The lecture begins at 6:00 PM, although there will be a reception beforehand at 5:30 PM which will provide dinner and drinks. All activities will take place at Howard University's Interdisciplinary Research Building located at 2201 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20059. If you plan to attend, please register for free through EventBrite.