Curtin lectures at Cornell

Joseph Curtin visited Ithaca, NY, to deliver the first “Henley ‘Non-Spherical Cow’ lecture” at Cornell University’s Department of Physics. The talk covered recent developments in the science of the violin, and Curtin’s own work with blind-testing and measuring the sound radiation of new and Old Italian violins. Curtin was hosted by particle physicist Peter Wittich. Says Curtin, “I particularly enjoyed conversations with Peter and other faculty members, and hearing a little about their incredible research on everything from elementary particles to how dragonflies fly. Anyone whose sense of wonder needs a boost should spend a day there!”