|Institutions||South African Astronomical Observatory|
|Thesis||Sound for the exploration of space physics data (2013)|
|Doctoral advisor||Stephen Brewster|
Wanda Díaz-Merced is an astronomer best known for using sonification to turn large data sets into audible sound. She worked on the technique after she lost her sight as an undergraduate at the University of Puerto Rico.
In 2016, she gave a TED Talk in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
In 2017 she was awarded a Estrella Luike.
- Hendrix, Susan. "Summer Intern from Puerto Rico Has Sunny Perspective". Goddard Space Flight Center. NASA. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
- "Wanda Diaz Merced: How Can We Hear The Stars?". NPR.org. Retrieved 2017-10-04.
- "Wanda Díaz, la astrofísica ciega de Puerto Rico que descubre los secretos del Universo escuchando las estrellas" (in Spanish). BBC News. June 21, 2017.
- Johnson, Lisa (February 18, 2016). "Blind astrophysicist listens to the stars by turning data into sound". CBC News.
- Hernández, Isaac (June 16, 2017). "La astrofísica ciega que escucha a las estrellas" (in Spanish). Grupo PRISA. Retrieved May 10, 2018.
- Díaz-Merced, Wanda (September 22, 2014). "Making Astronomy Accessible for the Visually Impaired". Scientific American blog.
- Diaz Merced, Wanda L. (2013). "Sound for the exploration of space physics data - PhD thesis". University of Glasgow.
- Simón, Yara (2016). "This Blind Boricua Astrophysicist Pioneered a Revolutionary Way to Study Stars Through Sound". Remezcla. Retrieved 2017-10-05.
- "How a blind astronomer found a way to hear the stars". TED. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
- "Trofeo Estrella Luike a una invidente estudiosa de las constelaciones" (in Spanish). LUIKE Iberoamericana de Revistas. August 2, 2017. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
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