Ten ways Engineering and Physical Sciences helps deliver Christmas

Professor Andy Schofield, Head of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Birmingham, selected the recent “El Sol” art-science installation as one of the “Ten ways Engineering and Physical Sciences helps deliver Christmas” in his seasonal message.

Jewellery fashion takes a new leap this Christmas; Swarovski recently collaborated with physicists from Birmingham to create a soundscape of the sun for their El Sol installation, a scale model of the sun made from 2,880 precision cut crystals.

Here is a BibTeX entry for citations of the soundscape used in the installation:

@misc{epapers2090,
  author = {{Hale}, S.~J.}, 
  title = {BiSON - Sounds of the Sun},
  publisher = {Birmingham Solar Oscillations Network},
  year = 2015,
  month = december,
  url = {http://epapers.bham.ac.uk/2090/}
}

The full article is available here.

Header photo © Robin Hill.