A Grammy Award-winning physicist who discovered the technology that allows you to download a song to your cell phone as a ring tone will give a lecture on Oct. 10 at 4 p.m. in the Gant Science Complex, Room P038.
Kevin Short, a professor of mathematics at the University of New Hampshire, will speak on “Disassembly, Repair and Rebuilding of Music with Mathematics.”
Short is known for his discovery of Chaotic Compression Technology, which uses advanced signal processing methods and allows the stabilization of chaotic systems with very little information.
His work on the mathematics of signal processing made it possible to produce music files four times smaller than mp3s – small enough to be downloaded onto cell phones.
His 2008 Grammy Award for best historical album recognized his work in restoring a 1949 recording of a live performance by folksinger Woody Guthrie.