The Sound of the Universe

Gravitational waves, the most violent of all cosmic phenomena, but also the Moon and the nearest planets, will be the protagonists of “The Sound of the Universe”, online event (streamed both in italian and english) that will take place at 4:00 pm on November 27th, 2020. These topics will be explored through stories, speeches and short videos by scientists and artists of international level, including Tomás Saraceno, Lilian Lijn, Wanda Díaz-Merced, Bernard Foing and Yves Langevin, Alessandro Tosi and Stavros Katsanevas. The event has been curated in collaboration with Museo della Grafica di Pisa
You can watch again the event on EGO and Virgo’s Facebook page 

Program of the event from 4:00pm to 7:00pm:

  • Opening Remarks by Stavros Katsanevas, EGO Director
  • “ The Sound of Planets” Yves Langevin, co- Principal Investigator Bepi Colombo & JUICE (ESA Missions),
  • “GW181124“ short video Raphael dalla Porta, artist
  • Wanda- Diaz Merced, astrophysicist and sonification expert
  • “The politics of Solar Rhythms: Cosmic Levitation” video Tomas Saraceno, artist
  • “The Sound of the Moon”, Bernard Foing, astrophysicist, Executive Director International Lunar Exploration Working Group, ILEWEG
  • moonmeme” Liliane Lijn, video and discussion with the artist
  • Alessandro Tosi, Scientific Director, Museo della Grafica
  • Round table and debate with the participants, moderated by Paola Antolini, anthropologist and journalist
  • Surfing Einstein. On the track of Gravitational waves” Margherita and Cappelletto Campos Olivé (film trailer) introduced by Valerio Boschi INFN researcher
  • “To the discovery of the moon” Direct observations with the Association of Cascina Astrofili


Event organized in the framework of the EU citizen science project Reinforce. 


A recording of the whole event can be found here: