SoundWaves combines scientific lectures about the world with live classical music performances. Each event revolves around a theme, exploring it first from many scientific angles and then through the lens of music. The program concludes with a live performance of music related to the evening’s theme.

The science lectures are delivered using language that the curious layman can understand, with a minimum of jargon and formulas. The music lectures, while demanding careful listening, are likewise designed for the layman and not the specialist. 

Every SoundWaves event brings UW–Madison scientists from several departments together with UW–Madison School of Music faculty performers to explore a topic that is relevant to our world and our lives.

SoundWaves is free and open to the public. This series generally is held in the evening at the Town Center of the Discovery Building.

Make it an Evening at Discovery

Before attending SoundWaves, enjoy fine cuisine or casual fare in Steenbock’s dining room or lounge. For reservations call 608.204.2733.

7:30 pm
November 1
H.F. DeLuca Forum

SoundWaves: Looking Up/Looking Down

This event, a tadada Scientific Lab production, is free and open to the public. Registration is requested. Contact tadada Scientific Lab to learn more.

Explore how waves inform our existence, from the interior of the Earth to the origin of the universe. Featuring: the band Mr. Chair; film segments by Ethan Parrish, Alex Miranda and Mike Gorski; art by Rhea Ewing; and Vilas Distinguished Professor Stephen Meyers.

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