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Diverse Minds Seminar

Thursday, May 6, 2021
12:00pm to 1:00pm
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More than one sensorial modality to do mainstream science in astronomy?
Dr. Wanda Díaz-Merced, Astronomer,

Dr. Díaz-Merced is an astronomer and the leading proponent of sonification of astrophysical data. As someone who lost their eyesight, she is a leader in increasing equality of access to astronomy and using audible sound to study astrophysical data. Currently Dr. Díaz-Merced is working at the European Gravitational Wave Observatory in Italy. Her talk is titled, "More than one sensorial modality to do mainstream science in astronomy" she will discuss her research and personal journey into science. The talk will be followed by an audience Q&A.

This seminar is hosted by LIGO and moderated by Dr. David Reitze.

This seminar will take place via Zoom webinar. Click here to register

The Diverse Minds seminar series is a campus-wide program that aims to provide a platform for distinguished speakers from a diversity of backgrounds to share their science and personal journey into science with the Caltech Community. These seminars aim to educate, inspire, and initiate purposeful discussion. Caltech recognizes that diverse perspectives and experiences benefit everyone and by intentionally inviting speakers from underrepresented and underserved backgrounds Caltech can continue to cultivate a community that values equity, inclusion, and embraces the power of diversity in STEM.

For more information, please contact Nately Sych by email at [email protected] or visit https://diverseminds.caltech.edu/.