Science Visualization: The Art of Making Data Beautiful

Saturday, 14 February 2015: 8:00 AM-9:30 AM
Room 210AB (San Jose Convention Center)
From scenes of melting ice caps to swirling clusters of galaxies, scientific data have the potential to tell important stories about the natural world in a manner that can be both technically accurate and stunningly beautiful. These visualizations provide a new perspective on the data for scientists and a path for engaging the public. However, the expertise and resources required to create them can seem daunting to many science institutions. This symposium includes experts in data visualization who will show some of their work, discuss their techniques, and talk about the wide-ranging value of making data beautiful.
Andy Freeberg, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Tom Abel, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Horace Mitchell, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Earth: A Dynamic Planet
Ralf Kaehler, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Visualizing Cosmological Simulations
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