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Public Physics Lectures for the Interested Public

The public physics lectures are targeted towards interested lay persons and are offered by the Department of Physics in collaboration with RWTHextern.

No special knowledge of physics is required for the "Understanding Physics!" lecture series. Physics experiments will be conducted during some of the events.

The events will be moderated by Professor Dr. Christopher Wiebusch and Professor Dr. Christoph Stampfer.

Admission to these events is free of charge. Registration is not required.

When? Saturdays
Where? Lecture Hall H03, C.A.R.L., Claßenstraße 11
Time 11am to 12:30pm
Language German

 

Saturday, November 25, 2017, 11am

Physics und Music – From the Garden Hose to the Trombone

Professor Jörg Pretz, III. institute of Physics B, RWTH Aachen University and Institute for Nuclear Physics, Forschungszentrum Jülich

How are sounds generated? Why is it that you can generate only a limited range of sounds using a garden hose? What is an auditory illusion? Attendees of today' lecture will receive answers to these questions. Subsequent to the lecture, the audience has the ooprtunity to try the presented instruments for themselves.

Furthermore, a brass ensemble will play live at the event.