This Sounds Like Science

David Reilly plays electric guitar. Image credit: ABC news


This Sounds Like Science

Venue: City Recital Hall, 2-12 Angel Place, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Tickets: Free with Booking

So much about music stems from science, be it composition, sound creation, sound manipulation or listening.

With the help of an electric guitar, David Reilly, Professor of Quantum Physics at the University of Sydney, will demonstrate some of the connections between musical concepts and our most successful theory of reality, including the processing of quantum information that may form the basis of powerful future computers.

This Sounds Like Science is co-curated with Inspiring Australia, the national strategy for community engagement with the sciences. In this free lunchtime series, leading Australian researchers present the science behind music, paired with demonstrations and performances by local musicians.

Major funding support

Australian Research Council

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present.