Harmonic drums

Harmonic drums

Harmonic drums

event Saturday, September 28, 2024 schedule 2.00pm - 3.00pm BST
event Saturday, September 28, 2024 schedule 2.00pm - 3.00pm BST
  • Tabla Drum
A musical introduction to the Indian Tabla through the untold story of how it inspired Sir CV Raman in his 1930 Nobel Prize winning work in Physics.
In-person | Free
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Theme: 
Colleges
Location: 
Quarry Whitehouse Auditorium, Selwyn College | View details

This talk combines history of science, the physics of vibrating drum membranes, and musical performance on the Indian Tabla.

It will discuss the unique construction and sound of the Tabla and tell the story of how it inspired the 1930 Nobel Prize in Physics. The talk will also include components of musical performance and introduce rhythmic composition on the instrument.

Speaker

Dr Deepak Venkateshvaran

Dr Deepak Venkateshvaran

Dr Deepak Venkateshvaran is a Fellow and Director of Studies in Physics at Selwyn College Cambridge. He holds a Royal Society University Research Fellowship at the Cavendish Laboratory where he studies mechanical properties of functional materials on the nanoscale. Deepak is also seconded to the Department of Science Innovation and Technology of the UK Government, where he contributes to the development of the UK's national strategy on advanced materials.

Booking information

Capacity: 
80

Location

Quarry Whitehouse Auditorium, Selwyn College
Grange Road
Cambridge
CB3 9DQ
United Kingdom

Contact

The Festival Team
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