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Jazz-playing physicist to present next installment of Syracuse University’s Tuesday Night Lecture Series
Jazz-playing physicist to present next installment of Syracuse University’s Tuesday Night Lecture SeriesMarch 19, 2009Judy Holmesjlholmes@syr.edu
Jazz and physics are on tap for the next installment of the Tuesday Night Lecture Series, presented by the Department of Physics in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences, which will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, in the Physics Building’s Stolkin Auditorium.
The event will feature jazz saxophonist Robert Pompi, associate professor of physics at Binghamton University, who will present “The Joy of Sax,” and a performance by TCB-“The Celebration Band” jazz quartet. The lecture is free and open to the public. Paid parking is available in SU’s Irving Garage on Irving Ave.
Pompi will combine his experiences as a performing musician and a physicist to discuss the physics of music production in instrumental families (woodwinds, brass, etc.) and the human voice. The discussion will include demonstrations of the instruments.
Pompi holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University and joined the Binghamton University Department of Physics in 1968. His academic interests include experimental solid-state physics, superconducting films and tunneling phenomena.
TCB bills itself as “Central New York’s hottest party band.” The band plays for wedding receptions, clubs, class reunions, company parties, birthdays, graduations and anniversaries. Information about the band is available at http://www.tcb-band.biz/.
The Tuesday Night Lecture Series is designed for ordinary people who have ever wondered how the world around them works. Further information is available on the web at http://www.phy.syr.edu/TuesdayNight/.