Newton Revisited: The Three Collapses at the World Trade Center

October 18, 2011Byens Lys Copenhagen
Doors open: 19:00
Start programme: 20:00
Byens Lys
Fabriksområdet 99

This special session of Science & Cocktails will start with Professor Niels Harrit taking the stage and digressing over one and a half hours about the scientific facts behind September 11.

In particular, he will approach the topics of free-fall collapse of Building 7 and controlled demolition, explain that steel-framed high-rises do not collapse due to fire and that there is no official collapse model for the Twin Towers.

Later on Hjalte Bested Møller, creator of the music project Krayon will fill the room with mathematical beats and algorithmic soundscapes. In the meanwhile the mixologist Lars E. Lyndgaard Schmidt and his team will be preparing cocktails that will help you on this journey.

Photo: Scott Myers (2001)

Talk by

Niels Harrit

Niels Harrit is a Professor at the Chemistry Department at Copenhagen University.

Niels Harrit 07 Nice lysere lysnet af Zune

Music by

Hjalte Bested Møller

In the cyber jazz trio Badun, he served as a programmer for various plugins and algorithmic techniques, processing of live instruments and generative sound design - often referred to as "the Badun granulator." After his time with Badun, Hjalte has explored various styles ranging from ambient soundscape, electronica, IDM and dubstep - but still has a strong interest in algorithmic techniques and generative sound design based on programming languages such as MaxMSP and SuperCollider. Hjalte is also an arduino programmer and inventor.