KitabKhana and Junoon - A stage for Theatre invite you for "The Science of Music" by Dr Vijayaraghavan on 20th March ,2015

5:30 pm

Dear Readers,
Day: Friday.
Date: 20th March,2015
Time:5:30 pm
Venue: KitabKhana.
About Vijayaraghavanji,
Vijayaraghavan, quantum physicist, was born in Delhi in 1978. Growing up, he always had a passion for science and engineering but he never thought he would end up being a scientist. It was only during his final year project at St.Stephen's college that he discovered his passion for research in Physics. Two more years at the University of Cambridge and he was convinced that a life pursuing research in quantum physics was the way to go. He joined the PhD programme at Yale University in 2001 and went on to the University of California, Berkeley for his post-doctoral work in 2008. After 13 years abroad, Vijay returned to India in December 2012 to start a career at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Mumbai. He currently heads the Quantum Measurement and Control Laboratory at TIFR which explores quantum phenomena in superconducting electrical circuits for applications in quantum computing.
Vijay also has a passion for music, and he gave the Chai and Why on electronic music synthesis recently. (
About the Session:
What does a physicist do when his heart also belongs to music? He begins asking questions like - what makes the sound of a guitar different from that of a piano or a violin? How does modern technology use these concepts to artificially synthesise musical sounds on electronic devices? And will it ever be possible to develop an electronic instrument which can mimic a real musical instrument perfectly?
Dr Vijayaraghavan (Vijay) will takes us into the fascinating science of music in this Mumbai Local. And perhaps he will play for us too?


यदि देहं पृथक् कृत्य चिति विश्राम्य तिष्ठसि. अधुनैव सुखी शान्तो बन्धमुक्तो भविष्यसि.. -- अष्टावऋ गीता