Dr. Scott Darveau
Formulas, beakers, goggles, and violins? The American Chemical Society will sponsor an evening of science and music on April 22 at 7:30 p.m. in University of Nebraska at Kearney’s Miriam Drake Theater. Dr. Joseph Nagyvary, professor of biochemistry and biophysics at Texas A&M University will present a lecture entitled, “Decoding the Stradivarius: The Materials, the Sound, and the Mystique”.
The lecture is inspired by his research on the nature of the sound produced by Albert Einstein’s famous Stradivarius violin. Nagyvary’s research uncovered reasons that may explain why the old string instruments sound better than those made today. The presentation will include three major differences that have a profound affect on the acoustical properties of the classical string instruments.
During the lecture, Dr. Gerald Feese, UNK music department emeritus faculty, the sounds of both modern and old violins.
The event is free and open to the public.