Category Archives: Sonification

Sphere and Sound Waves

Don demonstrates water oscillations on a speaker in microgravity, and ZZ Top rocks the boat 250 miles above Earth.Science off the Sphere: Space Soundwaves So of course I might wonder about cymatics in space. It ‘s more the idea that … Continue reading

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Being Able to See

How does one turn on the internal vision when we use our eyes to look at the day to day happenings with eyes wide open? What made this interesting for me was the fact that sensory examination could have been … Continue reading

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What Does the Higgs Jet Energy Sound Like?

Top quark and anti top quark pair decaying into jets, visible as collimated collections of particle tracks, and other fermions in the CDF detector at Tevatron. HiggsJetEnergyProfileCrotale  and HiggsJetEnergyProfilePiano use only the energy of the cells in the jet to … Continue reading

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Songs of the Stars: the Real Music of the Spheres

With the discovery of sound waves in the CMB, we have entered a new era of precision cosmology in which we can begin to talk with certainty about the origin of structure and the content of matter and energy in … Continue reading

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A Musical Score on Particles?

Schema created by Vicinanza with an example bubble chamber particle track, which has been converted into a melody and then orchestrated as music. Image courtesy Domenico Vicinanza. Positrons – antiparticles of electrons, a trillionth of a meter in size – … Continue reading

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ἁπτικός-Momentum, as a Tactile Experience?

The value of non-Euclidean geometry lies in its ability to liberate us from preconceived ideas in preparation for the time when exploration of physical laws might demand some geometry other than the Euclidean. Bernhard Riemann See Water in Zero Gravity, … Continue reading

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Weber Bars Ring True?

Gravitational Radiation Gravitational waves have a polarization pattern that causes objects to expand in one direction, while contracting in the perpendicular direction. That is, they have spin two. This is because gravity waves are fluctuations in the tensorial metric of … Continue reading

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Vibration underpins all matter in the universe. No matter can exist without sound and vibration. To see the periodic motions that lie at the heart of matter is to lift the veils that conceal many mysteries of the universe. The … Continue reading

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Atlas Experiment

Link on Title and internal “color reference links” will highlight links to subject locations. Well worth the visit.  The ATLAS detector consists of four major components (place your cursor over the links below to identify the location of the components): … Continue reading

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The lessons of history are clear. The more exotic, the more abstract the knowledge, the more profound will be its consequences.” Leon Lederman, from an address to the Franklin Institute, 1995 BBC article-Click on Image See Also: LHC sound *** … Continue reading

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