We are preparing for a fun event we’re organising as part of the Museum of Science and Industry’s Meet the Scientist series. At this event, you can explore the science of sound! Join Acoustics researchers from Salford University as we experiment with harps that sing in the wind, beautiful patterns created by the sound of your own voice and current developments in state-of-the-art surround sound systems! The event is from 10:30am – 3:30pm on the 16th of April. Check out the http://www.mosi.org.uk for details on how to get there!
In this podcast, Professor Sharon Ruston speaks with us about the influence of the Aeolian harp on Romantic poets and their work.
Sharon Ruston Biography: Sharon Ruston joined the University of Salford as Chair of Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture in January 2009. She is authorof Shelley and Vitality (2005), Romanticism: An Introduction (2007), editor of Essays and Studies: Literature and Science (2008), and co-editor of Teaching Romanticism (2010). She has published a number of articles and essays on the interrelationships between Romantic-period literature, science and medicine. You can find out more about here work here: http://www.espach.salford.ac.uk/page/sharon_ruston