Nerd Nite Ann Arbor features speakers who are passionate about anything from Star Trek ethics to the history of Ann Arbor. We are glad to partner with them to bring some science to the Nerd Nite stage. Each event has about three speakers and this particular event features one of our RELATE workshop participants.
The Sound Heard ‘Round the World
A discussion with Brian Worthmann
In our daily lives, we’re used to sound traveling as short as a fraction of an inch (like music from headphones) to as far as several hundred yards (like a football game heard several blocks away); however, over even larger distances, like tens, hundreds, or even thousands of miles, sound can do some very weird and unexpected things. We’ll talk about what sound does, why it does it, and how those surprising behaviors may have influenced the course of history.