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venerdì 28 ottobre 2016

# s-gst-music: Hexacorda mollia inside acyclical order and disorder

<< A new composition for string quartet takes listeners on a journey into the weird world of soft matter >>

<< Hexacorda mollia revolves around the theme of order and disorder in soft matter—materials like liquid crystals and biological organisms that can be easily deformed by thermal fluctuations or an external stress, such as an electric or magnetic field. For many of these systems, this form of disorder is required to create ordered structures that can perform some function >>

<< Music is always going through various states of order to disorder and back again, in ways that [scientists] might recognize as phase transitions >>

Katherine Wright. Arts & Culture: A Quartet for Soft Matter. Physics 9, 92. Aug 5, 2016.

http://physics.aps.org/articles/v9/92

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