Scientific visualization is a key tool in natural sciences, for observation and simulation data alike. Manipulating 3D data in a meaningful way is a non-trivial task, that requires a knowledge of both the physics at play, and the visualization techniques involved. The main purpose of this study group is to establish how immersive visualization can enable scientific discovery, using virtual realty (VR) systems. Recent developments on both the hardware side and the software side have dramatically lowered the cost to entry to VR. We think the technology is poised to play a key role in the future of education and public outreach. So we have embarked on this project, to develop adequate tools and the relevant expertise, to be able to harness VR for our research.

Don Warren (RIKEN iTHEMS) *Contact at
Gilles Ferrand (RIKEN ABBL)

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