Information Visualization

Studying the visual representation of abstract data 

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Changing How We Conduct Inquiry

Time frame
2014-2022
Investigator
Matthew Turk
Total funding to date
$1,500,000.00
Funding agency
Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation

This project aims to develop infrastructure that transforms the process of discovery through semantically-aware analysis and visualization of data from the physical sciences, in the hopes of demonstrating the high impact that interdisciplinary data-driven research can have on scientific research as a whole.

conducting inquiry

Collaborative Research: Changes in Molecular Gas and Galaxy Properties Over Time in the Era of Integral Field Unit Surveys

Time frame
2016-Present
Investigator
Matthew Turk
Total funding to date
$267,664.00
Funding agency
National Science Foundation

Changes of a galaxy's properties over time are driven by the quantity of its cold gas, the raw material from which stars form. Thus, understanding the properties of a galaxy's cold gas component will tell us both how the star formation process changes over time and how this affects galaxies. Using a recently completed survey of carbon monoxide gas in a sample of nearby galaxies, the project…

galaxy

Collaborative Research: CDS&E: Renaissance Simulations Laboratory to Model and Explore the First Galaxies in the Universe

Time frame
2016-Present
Investigator
Matthew Turk
Total funding to date
$171,469.00
Funding agency
National Science Foundation

A great challenge in astrophysics is to understand in detail how the initial smooth distribution of matter in the early Universe formed the first galaxies. Complementing observations of real galaxies, researchers use computational simulations to model the early Universe and study the results. This process allows one to learn how these first galaxies might have formed. However, the sheer size…

galaxies and universe

Collaborative Research: S12-SSI: Inquiry-Focused Volumetric Data Analysis Across Scientific Domains: Sustaining and Expanding the yt Community

Time frame
2017-Present
Investigator
Matthew Turk
Total funding to date
$1,061,721.00
Funding agency
National Science Foundation

Scientific discovery across the physical sciences is increasingly dependent on the analysis of volumetric - or three-dimensional - data, that may come from a supercomputer simulation, direct measurement, or mathematical models. Researchers typically seek to extract meaningful insights from this data by visualizing and analyzing it in various ways. The ways in which scientists process…

yt project

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