TALK by Guido Reina: "Visualization and small things"

Sep 18 2014 11:00 AM - Sep 18 2014 12:00 AM


Molecular dynamics has become a commonplace approach for prediction and verification in natural sciences. It is also a good example for how increasing computational resources and capabilities add to the continuous growth and availability of scientific data. Increasing availability of large and high-resolution displays is another factor visualization methods and metaphors need to take into account when moving onward. VISUS at the University of Stuttgart has several project partners from thermodynamics, physics, and biochemistry who make extensive use of MD simulations as well as operating a selection of displays of various size and resolution to be faced with the related challenges. In this talk, I will give an overview of our general method and some specific examples of molecular dynamics visualization developed at VISUS over the last years. I will also point out a few research questions regarding high-resolution displays which offer some potential for collaboration.