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Why You Hear What You Hear

Eric J. Heller is the Abbott and James Lawrence Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Physics at Harvard University, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. His research involves quantum mechanics. For some years he has been teaching an undergraduate course for nonscience majors, now called Why You Hear What You Hear, the Science of Music and Sound.

Eric is what you might call a wave physicist. He is fascinated by waves in all sorts of contexts, including quantum waves, water waves, and "air waves", i.e. acoustics.


Read Eric Heller's acoustics blog at the *** Dead Link *** Huffington Post.

In addition to his research web site he has a jAlbum.

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