John Wells, TTU physics professor, combines love of science and music at his annual organ recital

Take one Tennessee Technological University physics professor and add some music and you get the annual organ recital by John Wells, professor and nuclear physicist.

Wells, professor of physics at TTU and a nuclear physicist at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will perform his annual organ recital on Sunday, March 5, at 3 p.m. in the Wattenbarger Auditorium of the Bryan Fine Arts Building.

"The connection between music and physics takes a very logical path," said Wells. "For example, how the instrument makes sound, how the sound travels a room, how pitch is determined Ð all these are examples of the fundamentals of music and physics."

Accompanying him will be Angela Bayne on the harp, a student of Mary Alice Hoepfinger.

Wells regularly finds ways to enjoy his music and his work. At TTU, he teaches "Physics 110: The Acoustics of Music" to help students recognize how music and science relate to each other.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Music and Art Department at 372-3161.