Category Archives: global

First 4000 Exoplanets – Animation and Sonification (360° Video)

Latest visualisation from the SYSTEM Sounds project. On June 13, 2019, the number of known exoplanets passed 4000 according to the NASA Exoplanet Archive! To celebrate, we have animated their discoveries in time and converted them into music. A circle appears at the position of each exoplanet as it is discovered with a colour that […]

Hubble Treasure Trove Sonification

SYSTEM Sounds project worked with NASA to sonfiy an image of a cluster of galaxies taken by the Hubble telescope. https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/13061 Space becomes “sonified” in this visualization of a cluster of galaxies imaged by Hubble. Time flows left to right, and the frequency of sound changes from bottom to top, ranging from 30 to 1,000 […]

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 […]