Superposition: String and Music Theory

Describe two or three of your current intellectual interests and why they are exciting to you. Why will Cornell's College of Arts and Sciences be the right environment in which to pursue your interests?


My brain is in a superposition between string and music theory.

At any given moment, I am dedicating my full self to the growing popularity of cosmic rays…

When I visited Cornell over the summer, the first thing I noticed was that Cornell does not shove physics in the basement like other colleges. She has developed a community of physicists that is well-integrated into the rest of the university. For one, this is evident in the architecture and centralized placement of Cornell’s primary physics building. Clark Hall offers an incomparable environment for students to study and research in. Its harmonious atrium even includes Goldie’s coffee shop, which I would zealously patronize! Additionally, the university fosters the physics community with the Cornell Society of Physics Students. I’m not ashamed to say that I’d be the pesky guy that drags all his friends to the lecture on the cosmic microwave background.


…and the fight for jazz literacy…

Nothing satiates me more than improvising to Miles’s “Nardis” after a long week of school, but it can be hard to find other musicians to jam with. Cornell elegantly solves this problem with the JAM House. Jazz invigorates me not just through playing it, but through sharing it. Since there is...

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