Lecture in the Deutsches Museum

Mathematics as a science for everyone

5 October 2022 19:00 – 20:30
Jürgen Richter-Gebert
Mathematics for the public. On October 5, 2022, Prof. Jürgen Richter-Gebert will give a lecture in the series "Wissenschaft für jedermann" in the Deutsches Museum. The title: Töne sehen, Muster hören (Seeing Sounds, Hearing Patterns). 
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Töne sehen, Muster hören

Mathematics in Music and Art - Jürgen Richter-Gebert

Place: Auditorium, Level 0

Start: 19.00

Admission: 3,- €

The lecture is a foray through topics in which mathematics is important in music and art. It is held in German.

Seeing sounds, hearing patterns ... Math makes it possible. The lecture is a foray through topics in which mathematics is important in music and art. We will encounter symmetry, proportion and rhythm.

  • What do bathroom tiles, table salt and a canon have in common?
  • How do you nest many figures to form a picture?
  • How do you build a 3D model from them? Can you hear it?

These are just a few of the questions we will address in the lecture. The whole thing will be supported by numerous interactive software demonstrations, where you can see how fascinating structures can be created from a few simple rules. These can lead to interesting ornamental images as well as to exciting melodies and rhythms.

Science for Everyone at the Deutsches Museum

"Wissenschaft für jedermann" at the Deutsches Museum is a lecture series on socially relevant topics with current contributions from research. The lectures in the series are aimed at the public and held in German. The contributions are also available as a stream or livestream.

Please register in advance. Admission is free for members of the Deutsches Museum. Information on the entire 2022 program is available at Wissenschaft für jedermann.