Tuesday 27 March 2018
9:45am - 10:30am
Campus Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Pfaffenwaldring 47
Room V 47.03
OpenSpace – Visualizing the Universe
This talk will present and demonstrate the NASA funded open source initiative, OpenSpace, which paves the path for the next generation of public outreach in large scale immersive environments such as dome theaters and planetariums. OpenSpace is also a tool for space and astronomy research as well as a platform for technical visualization research. It opens up the possibilities to dynamically load and visualize data from simulations such as current space weather as well as data from instruments on space crafts. As an example, OpenSpace will, in a live demonstration, be used to show the New Horizons Pluto flyby on July 14th, 2015. A recent feature of OpenSpace is the globe browsing support which enables contextualization of high resolution imagery of planet surfaces. The project builds on a collaboration between Linköping University, The American Museum of Natural History, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, New York University, University of Utah, and University of Vienna. The remote steering capability of OpenSpace will be demonstrated as the software will be piloted from Norrköping, Sweden.
Professor Anders Ynnerman received a PhD in physics from Gothenburg University, Sweden. During the early 90s, he was at Oxford University, UK, and Vanderbilt University, USA. From 1997 to 2002, he directed the Swedish National Supercomputer Centre, and from 2002 to 2006, he directed the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC). Since 1999, he holds the chair in scientific visualization at Linköping University and is the director of the Norrköping Visualization Center C.
Ynnerman is a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences and the Royal Academy of Sciences. In 2007, Ynnerman was awarded the Akzo Nobel Science award and the Golden Mouse award for Swedish IT-person of the year. In 2009, he received the Athena Award for best medical clinical research in Sweden and in 2010, he received the Swedish Knowledge Award for dissemination of scientific knowledge to the public. In 2011, he received the IVA gold medal from the King of Sweden and in 2017 he received the King’s medal for his contributions to science.