Phillips Auditorium, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
This talk is about 10 essential questions everyone —independent from their disciplinary backgrounds— would benefit asking themselves if they produce visual displays (plots, charts, maps, scientific visualizations). The project is the brainchild of Alyssa Goodman & Arzu Çöltekin, and the framework is published...
Join experts from projects such as ADS, glue, WorldWide Telescope, Dataverse, Science Education, Library, js9, and Chandra to demonstrate software that makes research, data-sharing, visualization, teaching and outreach more “Seamless”& more fun.
Update: So many of you are interested in this tutorial that we've decided to start early (at 9:30), and end later (at 11:30), with a plan as below. Note, though, that if you can still only come for the 10-11 hour, that should work fine.
9:30-10: introductory session for people who have never used glue & need to know the bascis, and/or install glue
10-11: overview of glue functionality, with (at c. 10:45) an introduction to customizing glue and writing plug ins...
Phillips Auditorium / CfA 60 Garden Street, Cambridge
Visualization techniques, often including interactive methods, enable a viewer to gain an understanding of the key features within a set of data in order to facilitate decisions to be made and actions to be taken. As a process visualization has literally become about generating ideas in people’s heads efficiently and accurately.
Phillips Auditorium, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (Building D)
Abstract: Astronomy has always been a science of catalogs: catalogs of stars, galaxies, quasars, and planets. While most of the light in the Universe comes from these dense objects in the darkness, the contents of the universe are largely diffuse. Dark energy, dark matter, plasma, and gas make up 99.8% of the mass-energy budget of the Universe and cannot be easily cataloged. If we want to understand how the objects in the universe came to be, we must appeal to the largely invisible diffuse phase that formed them. I will try to make sense of this conundrum in three ways. The first is to use...