Buzz, crackle, bang! Whether we enjoy life’s simple symphony of sounds or not, it is all around us. Critical to our way of life, the sounds we hear have a science behind it that is powerful and deafening; musicians have studied the science of these vibrations to create the musical masterpieces we enjoy today. Join Rollins College Physics Professor Thomas Moore as he shares these findings, introducing you to the science of sound through the study of musical instruments. In this virtual demonstration, Professor Moore will discuss how musical instruments make sound and why some combinations of notes sound pleasing and some don’t.
By participating in this program, you can expect to also learn:
- how sound is produced by moving air;
- how sounds can interfere with each other;
- and why some sounds “fit together” well and are pleasing to listen to and some do not.
This program is presented by Thomas Moore and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.
How to join the Zoom Program:
Upon registration for this program, you will receive two emails:
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By participating in this program, you agree to the CHWB’s Gracious Space policy. Unless otherwise noted, all CHWB Digital Education programs hosted via Zoom are recorded and made available for on-demand viewing on WellbeingNetwork.org. If you prefer to be left out of the program’s recording, please leave your camera and microphone off for the duration of the program.
About Your Program Presenter
Professor Thomas Moore is the Archibald Granville Bush professor of Science and a professor of Physics at Rollins College. Dr. Moore is a graduate of Stetson University and holds a Ph.D. in optics from the University of Rochester as well as a Master of Science in Nuclear Physics from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. He is a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and was the 2013 Florida Professor of the Year. Before coming to Rollins, Dr. Moore served 21 years as an officer in the U.S. Army, was a research associate at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and taught physics at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Professor Moore’s diverse research interests range from the physics of musical instruments to the effectiveness of face masks in reducing the spread of COVID-19.