“LUX: Art and Science Exhibition,” the first display of its kind, promoted innovation and investigation within the arts and the hard sciences. Last weekend, select artists from around the world and distinguished Cornell scientists gathered at Willard Straight Hall and Milstein Hall to present an exhibition that combined both science and art through the medium of light.
In her course Physics 1204: Physics of Music, Prof. Kathy Selby, physics, explains the mathematical relationships that help determine why some musical tunes are enjoyable and others are perceived as unpleasant.
Prof. Carl Hopkins researches Mormyrid fish, which are known as weakly electric fish because they produce small electric currents and use electric fields for communication and location purposes. His specific field of study is neuroethology — which is a branch of neurobiology and behavior that emphasizes comparative methods. The fish’s electric system gave scientists comparative insight into understanding the hearing system of other animals.
Dr. William Brinkman gave a lecture entitled “Science for Energy,” presented by the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology on April 2 during which he spoke of President Obama’s dedication to science,
“Purple Wonder,” Cornell’s newest variety of strawberry, offers a color not found in any grocery store. Created by Prof. Courtney Weber, horticulture, Purple Wonder is darker than the typical strawberry, and, according to Weber, boasts a sweeter taste than its bright red cousins.