How Can We Hear The Stars?
Part 1 of theTED Radio Hour episodeThe Five Senses
About Wanda Diaz Merced's TED Talk
When astronomer Wanda Diaz Merced lost her eyesight, she thought she'd never succeed in astronomy. Eventually, she discovered a way to hear the stars.
About Wanda Diaz Merced
Astronomer Wanda Diaz Merced uses "sonification," a way to turn huge data sets into audible sound using pitch, duration and other properties. She worked at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, where she and colleague Gerhard Sonnert created X-Ray Hydra, a music album based on her audio representations.
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