"La La Lab - The Mathematics of Music"

Interactive exhibition laboratory opened

14 June 2019
La La Lab. Die Mathematik der Musik


Exhibit of the exhibition "La La Lab: The Mathematics of Music".

The exhibition "La La Lab" in the Mathematics Informatics Station (MAINS) was opened in Heidelberg in May. Here, visitors are able to experience fascinating connections between mathematics and music - from centuries-old tools that musicians used for composing to the latest research studies in the area. What can Artificial Intelligence already do in music today?

Workshops, films, touchscreen exhibits


Touchscreen exhibits invite you to try things out, and 3D printers and projections provide visitors with visual impressions of music theory. Jürgen Richter-Gebert designed 5 of the 15 interactive computer stations. He is Professor of Geometry and Visualization at the Faculty of Mathematics.

 Prof. Juergen Richter-Gebert


Jürgen Richter-Gebert, co-curator and professor of geometry and visualization.

"Music is usually based on mathematics"

Mathematics and music are closely linked. Furthermore, the role of visualization is explained by Jürgen Richter-Gebert in an interview with TUM Campus.

"La La Lab" is presented by the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation. The creation of the exhibits and the realization of the exhibition made it possible to promote the Klaus Tschira Foundation and to support the TUM. The exhibition was initiated by IMAGINARY, an open-source interactive mathematics platform that presents content for schools, homes, museums and exhibitions.


More digital exhibition content can be found here.

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