Of Tubes and Lips: The Science of Singing

June 28, 2023

Expression through words and songs is at the heart of human communication. How do the tubes and lips in our head and neck coordinate vocal expressions ranging from raucous to sublime? How far can simple science concepts go toward modeling the subtleties of the human voice?

Please join Dan Boye for this fun science and music performance on Wednesday, July 19th, from 11 AM to noon in the Grace Murray Hopper Auditorium of the West Campus Conference Center (Building 800).  Add this event to your calendar (download .ics file)Both green and purple shuttles to West Campus stop at Building 800. Real-time shuttle location is available through Downtowner. Driving directions are available here, and a map of West Campus can be viewed and downloaded here.

Dan Boye is the Paul B. Freeland Professor of Physics at Davidson College and visiting fellow at the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage. He applies 3D X-ray imaging to art and artifact and develops new optical and luminescent materials. Dedicated to bringing together science and the performing arts, Dan has provided educational opportunities for thousands of public school students and adults of all ages, musical and scientific backgrounds. With his strong bass-baritone voice, he is a veteran of over 40 professional opera productions.