The Jazz of Physics #389

September 30, 2016

This week we look at what science, music and art can learn from each other. Theoretical physicist and jazz musician Stephon Alexander, author of the new book "The Jazz of Physics: The Secret Link Between Music and the Structure of the Universe" talks about how science and art have frequently merged in his work and life. And Pamela Romero, a neuroscience major and Honduran painter at Emory University, talks about her "Elementally Latino" sculpture project and asks you to fill out her survey as part of this project.

Listen to Stephon Alexander and Erin Rioux's album "Here Comes Now".

Find the 'Elementally Latino" survey here.


  • Stephon Alexander
  • Pamela Romero

Guest Bios

Stephon Alexander

Stephon Alexander is a professor of physics at Brown University and the winner of the 2013 American Physical Society Bouchet Award. He is also a jazz musician and recently finished recording his first electronic jazz album with Erin Rioux. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and New York City.

Pamela Romero

Pamela Romero is a Honduran painter and is now majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Computer Science at Emory University. She intends to pursue a Ph.D. in computational neuroscience. Her current research focuses on studying pair bonding and anxiety disorders at Dr. Robert Liu's computational lab.

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