The Jazz of Physics: The Secret Link Between Music and the Structure of the Universe

The Jazz of Physics: The Secret Link Between Music and the Structure of the Universe

by Stephon Alexander

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The Jazz of Physics: The Secret Link Between Music and the Structure of the Universe by Stephon Alexander


A theoretical physicist and jazz musician combines his two loves to present a new theory of the universe: sound as the link between Einstein’s relativity with quantum mechanics

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465034994
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 04/26/2016
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 470,775
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Stephon Alexander is a professor of physics at Brown University and the winner of the 2013 American Physical Society Edward A. Bouchet Award. He is also a jazz musician and released his first electronic jazz album with Erin Rioux. Alexander lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Giant Steps 11

2 Lessons from Leon 27

3 All Rivers Lead to Cosmic Structure 41

4 Beauty on Trial 51

5 Pythagorean Dream 69

6 Eno, the Sound Cosmologist 85

7 Thriving on a Riff 93

8 The Ubiquity of Vibration 101

9 The Defiant Physicists 117

10 The Space We Live In 125

11 Sonic Black Hole 137

12 The Harmony of Cosmic Structure 145

13 A Journey into Mark Turner's Quantum Brain 159

14 Feynman's Jazz Pattern 171

15 Cosmic Resonance 179

16 The Beauty of Noise 189

17 The Musical Universe 203

18 Interstellar Space 215

Epilogue 229

Acknowledgments 233

Notes 235

Index 243

About the Author 255

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