Colloquium on 17 April 2014
Sonification for the exploration of 1D Astrophysics data

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Title: Sonification for the exploration of 1D Astrophysics data
Speaker: Wanda Diaz Merced
Date: Thursday, 17 April 2014
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Venue: SAAO Auditorium

Abstract

The current analysis techniques of astrophysical data are mainly based on visually scrutinizing the data. However data sets acquired from the natural lab of the interstellar medium can contain events that may be masked by noise, fleeting, non-persistent etc, making it difficult to identify them. In this talk, we will explore another way of analysing data, using sonification techniques: sonification of data conveys information using mainly non-speech sound. This research presents the use of sonification techniques as an adjunct to visualization in order to enrich current data analysis techniques. The results from a focus group are also presented.

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