Tonight, a new two part OU/BBC series Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics starts on BBC4 at 9.00pm in which Dr Helen Czerski takes us on a spectacular journey into the world of sound.
In episode one, Helen investigates the extraordinary science behind the sounds we’re familiar with and the sounds that we normally can’t hear. Episode two explores how information is carried by sound, how it’s driven the evolution of truly incredible biological systems and how sound waves are actively used to understand the world around us.
The OU’s Head of Engineering and Innovation and Academic consultant on the series, David Sharp, says, “Audiences will embark on a journey of sound, taking in some extreme acoustic environments, from one of the quietest places on our planet, to one of the most reverberant spaces.”
OpenLearn also has content in connection with the series subject areas; including a sea sounds experiment, free courses in hearing, creating musical sound and sound for music technology and advice from OU academics on taking study further. Visit http://www.open.edu/openlearn/whats-on/tv/soundwaves-the-symphony-physics-0