QUANTUM HARMONY 2023: The music of the Higgs boson. APRIL 4TH

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The Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències hosts the activity "Quantum Harmony"
QUANTUM HARMONY 2023: The music of the Higgs boson. APRIL 4TH

Music, like science, is made up of patterns. In music it is the logic of the composer that is ordering these elements; In science, In science, it is the logic of nature.

The objective of Quantum Harmony is to bring together these two worlds, different but parallel, and create a forum in which science inspires the arts. Last September, scientists from the Institute of Corpuscular Physics met with composition students from the Joaquín Rodrigo Superior Conservatory of Music and spent a morning talking about science. The topic of the day was the Higgs boson, the only elementary particle discovered so far in the 21st century. Its discovery was announced in July 2012, and last year, therefore, we were celebrating our anniversary.

From that meeting, four musical pieces arose, which are the ones that we will be able to listen to next April 4 at the Museu de les Ciències. The four of them, each in their own way, try to translate this story of discovery into music, of how we are revealing the mechanism that makes nature work. This is the menu that Quantum Harmony offers us this year.

As in previous editions, the event will begin with a short outreach talk explaining why the Higgs boson is important and how it was discovered, followed by a performance of the four plays. Before each one of them, the composer will guide us through his music, explaining how he has turned scientific concepts into musical material.

Admission to the concert is free, until full capacity is reached.

This activity will be carried out in Spanish. 

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The event is organized jointly by the Institute of Corpuscular Physics (IFIC), the Joaquín Rodrigo Higher Conservatory of Music and the Valencia Science Museum.