CRAM Toronto: U of T | Music of the Cosmos: Sonic Space Exploration Reveals the Voice of the Universe

Matt Russo
Matt Russo, Lecturer, Department of Physics, University of Toronto
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 10:00pm to 10:45pm

I used to think that music and astronomy had almost nothing in common and that I would eventually need to choose between my two passions to find a career. In 2017, the discovery of an exquisitely musical solar system proved me wrong and I've since become a sonic explorer of the universe. I'll show you some of the rhythms and harmonies I've found in the night sky that unites every one of us in every culture on this planet. It will give you a new perspective on our place in the cosmos.

Matt Russo is a lecturer in the Department of Physics and planetarium operator at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, both at the University of Toronto. He is a co-founder of SYSTEM Sounds, a science-art outreach project that converts astronomical data into music and sound. His TED Talk “What does the universe sound like? A Musical Tour” has been viewed over 1 million times.

Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: Free
Registration: Online
Organized by: CRAM Toronto
Location: University of Toronto - Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Auditorium, 55 St George St, Toronto