Contact: Levente Smith
SMU News and Communications
214-768-7650
smithl@smu.edu

January 19, 2006

RECORDINGS RESTORATION LECTURE SCHEDULED AT SMU

A new technique for restoring the rich heritage of recordings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries will be presented at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 in McCord Auditorium of Dallas Hall on SMU’s campus.

The technique is being co-developed by SMU alumnus Vitaliy Fadeyev, a physicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, and fellow physicist Carl Haber for use by libraries and museums to retrieve and preserve recordings by such historic figures as Mark Twain, Queen Victoria, Abraham Lincoln and Florence Nightingale, as well as early music, radio broadcasts and anthropological recordings.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information on the lecture, “Using Particle Physics to Restore Early Sound Recordings,” call 214-768-2495.

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