Columbia College Chicago

Fractals and Music: Science and Mathematics FA18 Colloquium Series

 Fractals and Music

Presented by: Dr. Luis Nasser, Associate Professor of Physics, Columbia College Chicago

Most people have seen fractal images; hauntingly beautiful, complex pictures generated through simple mathematical equations. But what exactly are fractals? What is their connection to the natural world, and how could the same equations be used to create hauntingly beautiful music? This talk will answer these questions and show how the answer can be used to create any style of music with exciting new structural forms, showcasing compositions by Columbia College Chicago physics professors Luis Nasser and Tim McCaskey that were structured by the mathematics of fractals, cellular automata, planetary orbits, and chaos.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

623 S. Wabash Ave., 203
623 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL, 60605

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School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Science and Mathematics



Free to the public

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Clara Carr

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