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Daniel Huber
Astrophysicist, University of Hawaii, formerly with NASA Kepler Mission, main area of research is the understanding of the structure and evolution of stars, as well as the characterization of planets found around other stars. Daniel is an active member in a number of major research collaborations. His work has been published in internationally renowned magazines including Nature, Science and The Astrophysical Journal. Daniel was born and raised in Vienna, Austria. He received his Master's Degree in Astronomy at the University of Vienna in 2007 before moving to the University of Sydney to obtain his PhD in Astrophysics. NASA Kepler Mission
Matt Fowler
Matt received a B.S. in Oceanography and Computational Infrastructure Services in 1996 from Humboldt State University, CA. Since then he's worked as a Research Assistant in the Hatfield Marine Science Center at Oregon State University. His primary focus is on instrumentation development and support for the NOAA Vents Acoustic Monitoring Project. Here's Matt on his 6 to 12 weeks a year at sea: I love going to sea. While there's much hardship associated with going to sea and research cruises, there's also incredible beauty and serenity. The unbelievably rich blue color of the deep sea, the joy of watching dolphin surf the ship's bow wave, the glacial blue of a drifting iceberg when I go to the 'office' I've been fortunate to enjoy sights too numerous to count.
Jeff Talman
A recognized "pioneer of the use of resonance in artworks" (Intute, Oxford University), Jeff has created many sound installations including works for Cathedral Square in Cologne, Galleria Mazzini in Genoa, the MIT Media Lab, the Bavarian Forest, Rothko Chapel in Houston and Mt. Wilson Observatory. His major achievement is the 20-year exploration of reflexive resonance, in which ambient resonance becomes an installation's only sound source. Trained as a composer, he also studied visual arts as an undergraduate. Talman attended and then directed orchestras at Columbia University and the City College of New York. Awards include those from the Guggenheim Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts.
James Traer
James spent most of his PhD studies at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, either in the ocean or listening to it. He has explored kelp forests, coral reefs, underwater caves and vast plains of sand and seagrass around the world. Although he once spent a week listening to snapping shrimp, he eventually became interested in fluid dynamics and the infrasonic sounds of ocean waves, which pass through the ocean and the ground underneath our feet, carrying with them the sounds of distant storms and swells. Currently James is in a postdoc position in MIT's Dept. of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. His research there is in the human perception of reverberation. NOAA Scripps Institution of Oceanography








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