Listening to the stars
Stories from Physics for 11-14 14-16
A blind astronomer, Dr Wanda Diaz Merced, has developed an approach to turning astronomical data into auditory signals, known as sonificiation. It’s well worth listening to her TED talk is at: ted.com/talks/wanda_diaz_merced_how_a_blind_ astronomer_found_a_way_to_hear_the_stars.
Harvard’s Professor Alicia Soderberg has applied sonification to supernovae data, teaming up with musicians and visually impaired scientists, leading to new insights into the events.