Category Archives: global

Overview

The Supernova Foundation is a global, virtual mentoring programme aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate female physics students, mostly from developing countries, to improve gender equality in physics. We target women in physics departments with few or no female role models and use mentoring by senior female researchers at other institutes to empower them and give […]

Overview

SYSTEM Sounds is a science-art outreach project that converts the rhythm and harmony of the cosmos into music and sound. We wish to expand on the early success of our OAD-funded 2018 project by focusing on interactive web applications (“apps”) that let anyone create their own space music. Our TRAPPIST-1 app was played by over […]

Sonification videos and Web apps

The project produced 5 sonification videos in 2018. True Love Waits: http://www.system-sounds.com/true-love-waits/ Jupiter’s Moons: http://www.system-sounds.com/jupiters-moons/ Black Widow Pulsar: http://www.system-sounds.com/black-widow-pulsar/ Play Saturn Harp: http://www.system-sounds.com/saturn-harp/ Play Jupiter’s Moons: https://matt-russo.github.io/systemsounds-apps/jupiters-moons/ Github: https://github.com/matt-russo/systemsounds-apps They have been viewed over 65 000 times on YouTube and were featured on space.com, Virgin Radio, and in The Outline. We produced 2 online applications (Saturn […]

update: Tactile model of Venus

The project “A Touch of Venus” has tested a prototype of the Venus globe at several venues, like the CAP Meeting n Fukuoka and the IAU’s Exhibition “Inspiring Stars” in Vienna. After receiving some feedback, we improved the model to a final version that is being printed. So far 5 out of the 20 Venus […]

update: Pulsar and Blazar musicalizations

Latest on SYSTEM Sounds website BLACK WIDOW PULSAR Listen to the sound of the Black Widow Pulsar as it destroys its mate! The pulsar’s 622Hz period produces an Eb note and the flickers are caused by the radio beam passing through the brown dwarf’s tail which acts like a magnifying glass. All sounds in these […]