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
March 1
H.F. DeLuca Forum

SoundWaves: Hidden Worlds of the Human Body

This event is free and open to the public. Registraton is requested.

We live every day of our lives inside our bodies, but there is so much we don’t know about them. How does our brain let us think? How do we learn to use our hands? Why do we have language? What does our body do when things go wrong? And how can we create such beauty with our singing voices? Find out as we continue to explore hidden worlds with UW–Madison scholars Manish Patankar, Matthew Banks, Andrea Mason, Joe Salmons, Daniel Grabois and Paul Rowe.

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