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Fox Fortuna: Neil DeGrasse Tyson's 'Cosmos' Looks at Soundwaves with Carl Orff's 'Carmina Burana'

by Ian Holubiak   Apr 9, 2014 13:50 PM EDT

Everyone's most beloved scientist (save for maybe Carl Sagan, himself), Neil DeGrasse Tyson hosts Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.

And this week, he taught us how to see sound.

NDT took us through the latest corridors of scientific understanding regarding light's spectral code--apparently, a foundational necessity for modern astrophysics, or at least according to the Atlantic's Wire.

"Science needs the light of free expression to flourish," says Tyson, and he continued that thought throughout the broadcast.

With a nod to philosophical theory, Tyson soon brought in a non-scientific personality to deal with the light of the liberal artist. Albeit dense, classical music played a big role in precisely that segment, and it's the artistic and historical connections we Classicalite are most interested in here.


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