Wil Howitt

Wil Howitt is a doctor of computer science and electrical engineering, specializing in physical acoustics and psychoacoustics. He works at MIT and BU, developing human auditory system models and speech recognition systems. He also enjoys drumming, dancing, and playing didjeridu and other rhythmic instruments. He teaches Taoist martial arts, fences with a German longsword, and looks around a lot.

The Song Of Creation

Learn the science of music, and the music of science. This talk is about waves: harmonic oscillation, resonance, and waves in the world around us. It all comes from a fundamental principle of energy exchange -- the study of wave mechanics. These are the relationships that govern lasers, music and harmony, chemistry, and the latest theories of cosmic physics. (No math -- well, not much :)

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