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Wanda Diaz Merced

Wanda Diaz Merced

Keynote Speaker: Sonic Astrophysicist

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Wanda Diaz Merced Biography

While searching for ways to study stellar radiation without relying on sight, Wanda Diaz Merced has developed a way to represent complex data about our universe as sound.

When Wanda Diaz Merced lost her sight in her early 20s, her dreams of studying stars in the visually oriented scientific world suffered a major setback -- until she discovered “sonification,” a way to turn huge data sets into audible sound using pitch, duration and other properties. Merced realized that she could use her ears to detect patterns in stellar radio data, and could uncover connections obscured by graphs and visual representation.

While working at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Merced’s sonifications inspired musician and researcher Gerhard Sonnert to create X-Ray Hydra, an album of oddly jazzy music based on her audio representations.

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Wanda Diaz Merced Videos

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Wanda Diaz Merced is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Technology, Physics, Diversity, Earth Science and TED.

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Wanda Diaz Merced is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Technology, Physics and Diversity. The estimated speaking fee range to book Wanda Diaz Merced for virtual events is Below $10,000. Please contact us for live event fees. Wanda Diaz Merced generally travels from Glasgow, UK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Shohini Ghose, Jo Dunkley and Priyamvada Natarajan. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Wanda Diaz Merced for an upcoming event.

Wanda Diaz Merced Videos

Wanda Diaz Merced: How a blind astronomer found a way to hear the stars
Watch "Listen to the Stars : Wanda L Diaz Merced at TEDx ...
Listen to the stars : Wanda L Diaz Merced at ...
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