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Fiorella Terenzi

Title: Instructor, Advisory Board Member

Office: CP 243

Phone: (305) 348-1287

Email: fterenzi@fiu.edu

Specialty: Astronomy

Department(s): Physics, Dean's Advisory Board

Internationally renowned astrophysicist, author and recording artist, Dr. Fiorella Terenzi has a doctorate in physics from the University of Milan. In research at the Computer Audio Research Laboratory, University of California,  San Diego, she pioneered techniques to convert radio waves from distant galaxies into sound - released by Island Records on her acclaimed CD "Music from the  Galaxies". Her award-winning CD-ROM "Invisible Universe” (Voyager Company) and best-selling books  "Heavenly Knowledge", "Musica Dalle Stelle", & "Der Kosmos ist weiblich” (Harper&Collins) weave astronomy and music, science and art into a tapestry for the senses.  She has appeared on CNN and in The Wall Street Journal, People, Time, and Glamour, and lectured at UCSD, Stanford, and MIT. Dr. Terenzi’s ground-breaking video for fashion designer Ermenegildo Zegna's Men's Collection was described by the New York Times as "Zegna's Very Big Bang”, and her high-energy show  “Let’s Get Astrophysical”, performed at the Miami Beach Centennial, featured the first Top-15 Stellar-Themed Song  Countdown combined with live DJs, musicians, dancers, and acrobats. Her FIU CASE "Physics & Ferraris” seminar showcased a variety of exotic Ferrari sports cars along with renowned inventor and former Walt Disney Imagineering R&D President, Bran Ferren to "Entertain, Educate, Enlighten, and Enthrall".  As a recording artist,  she has recorded "Quantum Mechanic" and “N.E.O" tracks for Billboard Top 20 Music Video "The Gate to the Mind's Eye with Thomas Dolby (Giant/Warner Bros. Records); Beyond Life, a Mercury Records dance/trance CD tribute to Dr. Timothy Leary (Polygram Records); "Trance Planet Vol. 5”  ( Triloka Records) and others. Terenzi's global media appearances include television and radio features on The Dennis Miller Show, Sci Fi Channel, NPR Talk of the Nation, Weekend Edition and Science Friday, Newsweek on Air, Strange universe, History Channel's "The Universe and "Ancient Aliens and others. 

Dr. Terenzi's lectures are based on a unique blend of science and art, knowledge and emotion—a concept she calls "Emotional Learning," since it is based on the 4 "E"s: Entertain, Educate, Enlighten, and Enthrall. "When you are engaged on these multiple levels, learning finds an emotional home, and it is remembered forever.

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