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Atomic Week – Part 1: The Radioactive Orchestra

(I am researching atoms for a project these days. Came across some interesting sites. Will post “atomically” all week.)

The Radioactive Orchestra is a project by the Swedish nuclear safety organization KSU and DJ Axel Boman. The idea is to provide a way to “sense” radiation, and to do so in a playful way that invites exploration. The “instruments” of the orchestra are the 3175 currently known isotopes. For each of them, their energy levels during radioactive decay are represented by sound.

It may look a bit technical at first, but I found it quite intriguing and fun when I started to play around a bit:

Here is a sample by Axel Boman himself, featuring Rubidium 88 & Cobolt 60:



via @brainpicker