Visualizing the Entire Universe Using Open-Source Software
DescriptionThis talk will present and demonstrate the NASA funded open-source initiative, OpenSpace - a tool for space and astronomy research and communication, as well as a platform for visualization research. OpenSpace is a scalable software platform that paves the path for the next generation of public outreach in immersive environments, such as dome theaters, planetariums, and powerwall displays. It opens up possibilities to dynamically load and visualize large-scale data from simulations, distributed data repositories, and data feeds from spacecraft instrumentation. The technical focus will be on interactive data visualization and presentation of features such as: globe browsing, which enables contextualization of extreme resolution imagery of planetary surfaces, interactive visualization of large star fields, e.g. 1 billion stars from the Gaia DR2 data release, and some efforts in utilizing the modularity and open-source nature for creating interactive experiences for the public as well as domain-experts; an ongoing work being customized tools for exoplanet researchers. The presentation will conclude with a journey to the end of the observable universe and the big bang. The project builds on a collaboration between Linköping University, The American Museum of Natural History, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, University of Utah, and New York University.
TimeTuesday, June 2716:30 - 17:00 CEST
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Computer Science, Machine Learning, and Applied Mathematics