After losing her sight as an undergraduate at the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Diaz Merced was determined to continue her research in astronomy. She helped to develop a sonification process that turns big data collected from radio telescopes and satellites into audible sounds leading to new ways of learning about stars. She currently leads a project called AstroSense at the South African Astronomical Observatory, which seeks to make science available to everyone.
Wednesday, November 14
7:45 pm – 8:30 pm