This online event aims to explore sonification as a tool that has the potential to contribute to scientific research, outreach and disability inclusion and it comprises of two segments: a compilation of short videos of sonification projects in space sciences and a live panel to discuss the current state of sonification in astronomy, the challenges and the way forward, followed by a Q&A session. This panel will see the participation of Wanda Diaz-Merced, EGO researcher and world leader in astronomical data sonification. EGO director Stavros Katsanevas will also attend the event.
This event is open to all. To participate, please fill in this registration form. If you have any access needs and/or questions that you would like to ask the speakers, please indicate them in the form. Registration closes on Thursday, 17 November, 12:00 CET.
For more information: https://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/ourwork/space4personswithdisabilites/sonification2022.html
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Wanda Diaz Merced is an astronomer who, after losing her sight at the age of 20, embarked on a research path aimed at the sonification of astronomical data, i.e. turning visible signals, as well as invisible ones such as X-rays or gamma rays or gravitational waves, into sounds. Today, she is a world leader in this field of research and works at the European Gravitational Observatory in Cascina. She was included in the list of the 7 most innovative women in contemporary science by the BBC and has received numerous awards for her work internationally.