Robert Schumacher-Dept of Physics - Carnegie Mellon University

Robert Schumacher

Emeritus Professor, Physics

Office: Wean Hall 6409
Phone: 412-268-3532
Fax: 412-681-0648


Ph.D., University of Illinois


Recent interests have been mainly in the field of musical acoustics, specifically concerned with the oscillation mechanisms of musical instruments such as violins, clarinets and flutes. In collaboration with my colleague Professor Steve Garoff and Professor Jim Woodhouse of Cambridge University, I am investigating the interplay of friction and system dynamics in a system derived from my long term interest in the bowed string. The work is based on the most recent references listed below.

Selected Publications