Episode 12 - From chicken bones to bone music - with Alexander Meaney


Welcome back to The Science Basement Podcast!

Our guest this week is Alexander Meaney, who is a doctoral student in the computational inverse problem group at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Helsinki. He works on reconstructing 3D images from 2D X-Ray screenings! His research aims at improving the current techniques, so that patients would need less X-Ray screenings to get their 3D image, which means that they would be exposed to less radiation.

...and, of course, it wouldn't be an episode of the TSB podcast without a science anecdote. This time we talk about the "bone music" phenomenon during the Cold War years of the Soviet Union!

Links from this episode:
Orbiter (Alexander's band): www.facebook.com/orbiterconnection/ and orbiterconnection.bandcamp.com
Multidisciplinarity, interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17330451
Bone music (the X-Ray audio project): x-rayaudio.squarespace.com/xraybootlegs/
[Bonus] Interdisciplinary XKCD: xkcd.com/755/

Music by Havelocke


Listen to our episode #12 here!