The Physics of Nature's Music

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Virtual or in person - TRC 122

Spring is almost here. We can feel it in the air, and with anticipation we wait to hear one of the most beautiful sounds that nature provides, birdsong. We certainly enjoy hearing their songs, but how are birds able to produce such complex vocalizations? Is birdsong innate or learned behavior? 

At first sight these questions seem only for a biologist to address. In this talk, I will show you what physics and mathematical modeling have to offer to the understanding of biological systems, in particular to the birdsong field. I will present some of my past, present and (hopefully) future contributions to this paradigmatic model system for complex learned behavior.

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