Israel Klich

Professor of Physics

Physics is a huge playground that encompasses the incredible scales of nature in size and complexity. It has been the central area in my research career, where I have worked on a variety of problems trying to understand the role of quantum mechanics in various physical phenomena. Physics is also a rich source of mathematical puzzles and beautiful ideas. Some of the topics I worked on include funny-sounding topics like: what is the pressure of a vacuum? How can you manipulate physical systems by measuring them?. Over the years, I have also had an active interest in music, mainly the guitar and its evolution, the nature of composition, and the nature of improvisation. In the coming engagement class, I would like to share this passion with students and explore some of the numerous connections between physics, mathematics, and music.