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Dr Fiorella Terenzi to Lecture in Torrance, CA

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#1 Matthew Ota

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 07:39 PM

At The July 12, 2013 Meeting of the South Bay Astronomical Society, Dr. Fiorella Terenzi will be our guest speaker. Fiorella Terenzi is an Italian astrophysicist, author and recording artist who is best known for taking recordings of radio waves from galaxies and turning them into music. She received her doctorate from the University of Milan but is currently based in the United States.

She will lecture at 8:00 p.m. at the club's meeting place, which is the Planetarium on the Campus of El Camino College in Torrance, CA

Described by Time Magazine as "a cross between Carl Sagan and Madonna", Dr. Fiorella Terenzi has studied opera and composition at Conservatory G. Verdi, Corsi Popolari Serali and taught mathematics and physics at Liceo Scientifico, Milan. In research at the Computer Audio Research Laboratory, University of California, San Diego, she pioneered techniques to convert radio waves from galaxies into sound - released by Island Records on her acclaimed CD Music from the Galaxies.The goal of her audiofication/sonification of celestial data is to investigate how sound could reflect chemical, dynamical and physical properties of celestial objects, what she calls "Acoustic Astronomy".

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 10:53 PM

Dr. Terenzi gave an interesting lecture about how she converts radio astronomy data into audible frequencies.
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