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Johann Kepler, Harmonices mundi (Linz, 1619)

In this work, Kepler integrated theoretical astronomy and music, showing that the motions of the planets employ the same numerical ratios as the most harmonious musical scales. Kepler’s “harmonic law” still describes how planets and stars and satellites and galaxies … Continue reading

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Music of the Spheres

Galileo’s World at a GlanceGallery at the Exhibit WebsiteLocation: Bizzell Memorial Library, 5th floor Exhibit Hall. What would it be like to be a mathematician in an era when music and astronomy were sister sciences? Music and astronomy are deeply … Continue reading

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