Saturday Morning Physics/UMS Hill Auditorium 100th Year Celebration
BRAVO! A Cultural Crossroads of Physics and the Performing Arts


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  • Speaker: Scott Pfeiffer (FASA and Partner Threshold Acoustics LLC)
  • Host Department: Physics
  • Date: 02/02/2013
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Location: Hill Auditorium (825 North University Avenue)

  • Description:

    The designers of Hill Auditorium leveraged the pure form of a rotated paraboloid to dramatic advantage. This geometry, combined with an artistically committed community represented by the University Music Society, forged a special relationship. The role of the physics behind 
    the acoustics of Hill Auditorium is explained as it relates to this near unparalleled history of performance over the last 100 years.

    This event kicks-off a day of events at Hill Auditorium. For more information, please view the UMS website. The day of events is funded in part by the Michigan Humanities Council. In collaboration with Saturday Morning Physics and the U-M Department of Physics; U-M Museum of Art; the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance; and U-M ArtsEngine.

    Click here for driving directions to Hill Auditorium.

    Parking for this event only will be available for $5.00 per vehicle at the Thayer Street Parking Structure. (All subsequent SMP lectures will be held at the Church Street Parking Structure at a cost of $2.00 per vehicle.)