Mattlab Visualization Event!

Advanced Graphics and Visualization Techniques with MATLAB
Tuesday, April 9, 5-7pm, Olsson 120
Pizza and drinks provided, registration URL below

This session will focus on visualizing data, viewing images, and manipulating graphics in MATLAB.  We will explore techniques for customizing graphical displays, generating animations, and creating publication quality graphics. We will present approaches to working with and displaying large data sets and images, and will discuss data importing, block-processing and re-sampling.  Finally, we will investigate the visualization of higher-dimension data, with a focus on volumetric slicing and vector fields.

Highlights Include:
* Introduction to Handle Graphics
* Creating Animation
* Customizing Graphics
* Analysis of Large Data and Imagery
* Techniques for Higher- Dimension Visualization

Free Registration:
http://www.mathworks.com/company/events/seminars/seminar76086.html

Next Gathering, February 28, 5-7 PM

Our next meeting will happen Thursday, February 28 from 5-7 PM at OpenGrounds.  All are welcome!

We will have three volunteers sharing some of their recent work:

  • Doug Ross from IATH will show us some of what he’s been up to using D3, a JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data.
  • Rafael Alvarado from SHANTI will offer a demonstration of SHIVA, a new, web-based visualization tool intended for students and faculty.
  • George Privon, Ph.D. student in the Department of Astronomy will offer a presentation on his dissertation work.  Check out his abstract!
Collisions between galaxies can have drastic effects on the galaxiesinvolved, including creating new stars and rearranging existing stars.  These collisions typically last half a billion years and each collision is different, so understanding what happens requires computer simulations. Instead of simulating generic collisions, I am trying to match simulations to specific galaxy collisions that we see.  I’ll show a video of a simulated collision (covering a billion years of time), how I visualize the data, and how the data is compared with simulations.  For an idea of what galaxy collisions look like (as viewed by the Hubble Space Telescope):
 
 
 Should be great.  See you there!