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TED Talks: Season 2016

2016x127 Wanda Diaz Merced: How A Blind Astronomer Found A Way To Hear The Stars
TV-PG

  • 2016-06-27T05:00:00+01:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Wanda Diaz Merced studies the light emitted by gamma-ray bursts, the most energetic events in the universe. When she lost her sight and was left without a way to do her science, she had a revelatory insight: the light curves she could no longer see could be translated into sound. Through sonification, she regained mastery over her work, and now she's advocating for a more inclusive scientific community. 'Science is for everyone,' she says. 'It has to be available to everyone, because we are all natural explorers.'

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