Gregory Laughlin, a professor at our very own university, has recently been working with the famous Philip Glass in a project called “The Music of the Spheres.” Laughlin is a professor of astronomy and astrophysics whose research delves into orbital dynamics and the evolution of planetary systems. Glass is one of the most influential composers of the past half-century. Though sometimes called a “minimalist,” Glass describes his compositions as “music with repetitive structures.” Sound tasty? The two are working together to “sonify” planetary movements. You can find out much more (including everything that I have no idea about but would like to tell you) this Thursday in an interview with Laughlin, conducted by one of our talented news team members.
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