Many of the projects carried out by members of the Boston University research community involve computer graphics, ranging from simple plots to complex animations. The projects described here involve a significant graphics component, used for exploration and understanding of the work in progress, as well as for presentation.

Many of the projects described here included the production of a video segment by members of the Research Computing Services group. Many included extensive consulting, production, and/or custom programming by RCS staff members, as well.

To see a description and selected images from any of the visualizations, click on the piece below. For some projects, you can view short video sequences by clicking on the image for the particular sequence you wish to see. Static images can also be seen at their full-size by clicking on the individual image.

Projects are listed in the order they were added to the Gallery, with the more recent projects shown towards the top of the page. The date given for each project is the year the piece was added to the Visualization Gallery.

Some more recent projects, including ones that had no visualization component, are also listed in our Research Computing Highlights section.

El Nino Onset
Triggering of El Niño Onset by Northern Hemisphere Sea-level Pressure Variations
(2011)

Bruce T. Anderson, Renellys Perez, and Katia Oleinik

Turbulence
Kinetic Farley-Buneman Turbulence
(2010)

M. Oppenheim, L. Dyrud, A. vom Endt, R. Putnam, R. Gasser, and E. Brisson

Melt
3-D Reconstruction of Melt Geometry from 2-D Electron-microscope Images
(2009)

Gordana Garapic, Ulrich Faul, and Erik Brisson

Edgetone
Edgetone Simulation
(2009)

Douglas L. Sondak

Lattice QCD 09
Simulation of Lattice Quantum-Chromodynamics and Other Lattice Models
(2009)

Claudio Rebbi, Adam Avakian, Ron Babich, Richard Brower, Mike Clark, James Osborn, and David Schaich

PetRBF
PetRBF – A Parallel O(N) Algorithm for Radial Basis Function Interpolation
(2009)

Rio Yokota, Lorena A. Barba, and Matthew Knepley

Tomographic Reconstruction
Tomographic Reconstruction of Forest Structure from a Ground-Based Lidar Instrument
(2008)

Xiaoyuan Yang, Alan Strahler, and Erik Brisson

Fan Acoustics
Fan Acoustics
(2007)

Sheryl M. Grace, Douglas L. Sondak, Daniel J. Dorney, Michaela Logue, and Michael J. Cannamela

anisotropy
Experimental Validation of the Influence of White Matter Anisotropy on EEG Forward Solution
(2007)

Nitin B. Bangera, Donald L. Schomer, Steve Papavasiliou, Don Hagler, Nima Dehghani, Istvan Ulbert, Eric Halgren, and Anders M. Dale

Structural Holes
Structural Hole Theory: The Relationship between Corporate Ties and Corporate Innovation
(2007)

Erik Noyes

binaural
Optimal Space-Time Finite Difference Scheme for Binaural Room Impulse Response Calculation
(2006)

Yusuke Naka, Assad A. Oberai, and Barbara G. Shinn-Cunningham

baryon06
Baryon Structure in QCD
(2006)

R. Babich, J. Howard, C. Rebbi, F. Berruto, C. Hoelbling, N. Garron, L. Lellouch, and N. Shoresh

cism
The Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling
(2005)

Jeffrey Hughes, Director

earlabnew
EarLab: A Virtual Laboratory for Auditory Experimentation
(2005)

David Mountain, David Anderson, Glenn Bresnahan, Andrew Brughera, Socrates Deligeorges, Allyn Hubbard, David Lancia, and Viktor Vajda

vortex
Vortex Shedding Simulation
(2005)

Douglas L. Sondak and Erik Brisson

qcd
Lattice QCD
(2004)

R. Babich, J. Howard, C. Rebbi, C. Hoelbling, N. Garron, L. Lellouch, S. Necco, F. Berruto, and N. Shoresh

inducer
Interactive Streakline Rendering in a Rocket Engine Turbopump Inducer on a Tiled Display Wall
(2004)

Douglas L. Sondak, Erik Brisson, and Daniel J. Dorney

nasages
General Equation Set Method for Compressible and Incompressible Turbomachinery Flows
(2004)

Douglas L. Sondak and Daniel J. Dorney

latticeqcd
Lattice QCD
(2004)

R. Babich, J. Howard, C. Rebbi, N. Shoresh, C. Hoelbling, N. Garron, L. Lellouch, S. Necco, and F. Berruto

earlab
EarLab: A Virtual Laboratory for Auditory Experimentation 2003
(2004)

David Mountain, David Anderson, Glenn Bresnahan, Socrates Deligeorges, Andrew Howitt, Lan Hu, Lee Lichtenstein, Diana Ma and Viktor Vajda

ver
Vibrational energy relaxation of tailored hemes in myoglobin following ligand photolysis supports energy funneling mechanism of heme cooling
(2004)

Lintao Bu and John E. Straub

defribnew
A Patient-Specific Computational Analysis of Electrical Defibrillation
(2003)

Daniel Mocanu, Joachim Kettenbach, Michael O. Sweeney, Bruce H. KenKnight, Ron Kikinis and Solomon R. Eisenberg

excelectrons
Quantum Dynamics of Excess Electrons in Metal – Molten Salts Solutions
(2003)

Daniel Montemayor, Tomas Castonguay, David Coker, Serena Causo and Giovanni Ciccotti

turbineflow
Interactive Streakline Rendering in a Distributed Computing Environment
(2002)

Douglas L. Sondak, Erik Brisson and Daniel J. Dorney

spaceweather
Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling
(2002)

W. Jeffrey Hughes, Director

excited
Excited State Dynamics of Molecules in Liquids and Solids
(2002)

Ning Yu, David Coker and Claudio Margulis

defrib
Patient Specific Modeling of Internal Defibrillation
(2000)

Daniel Mocanu, Joachim Kettenbach, Michael O. Sweeney and Solomon R. Eisenberg

turbine
Simulation of Coupled Unsteady Fluid Dynamics and Conduction Heat Transfer in a Turbine Stage
(2000)

Douglas L. Sondak and Daniel J. Dorney

meteor
Simulations and Analysis of Meteor Trail Plasma Dynamics in the Ionosphere
(2000)

L. P. Dyrud, M. M. Oppenheim, G. Vetoulis and A. F. vom Endt

epstornado
Electron Phase-Space Tornados: Observations in Space, Simulations, and Animations
(2000)

M. Oppenheim, D. L. Newman and M. V. Goldman

iodine
Photodissociation Dynamics of I2¯ in CO2 Clusters
(1998)

Claudio J. Margulis and David F. Coker

alz
Applications of statistical mechanics in the study of Alzheimer’s disease
(1998)

Luis Cruz

baryon
Baryon Number Violation
(1997)

Claudio Rebbi

instanton
Instantons and Monopoles are Locally Correlated with the Chiral Condensate
(1997)

S. Thurner, M.C. Feurstein and H. Markum

knots
Visualization of Cuts for Computing Magnetic Scalar Potentials in Multiply-connected Regions by the Finite Element Method
(1997)

P.W. Gross, P.R. Kotiuga, E. Brisson and G.J. Bresnahan

stretch
Stretched Liquid Water: Finite Size Effects
(1997)

Francis Starr and H. Eugene Stanley

photofrag
Photofragmentation of I2¯·Ar17Clusters
(1997)

Victor S. Batista and Prof. David F. Coker

argon
Modeling Molecular Photodissociation and Recombination in Liquids and Solids
(1996)

David F. Coker and Victor Batista

plasma
Particle-in-Cell Simulation of Two-Dimensional Drift Turbulence in a Pure Electron Plasma Column
(1996)

Bruce M. Boghosian

cuau97
Nucleation of a Modulated Phase in Ordering Alloys:Labyrinths or Columns?
(1996)

Professors Nicholas Angelo Gross, Ken Elder and Bulbul Chakraborty

cameight97
Crystalline Computation
(1996)

Norman Margolus and Raissa D’Souza

quasar
Relativistic Hydrodynamic and Emission Simulations of Jets
(1996)

Jose L. Gomez and Alan P. Marscher

droplet
Gravitation Migration of a 3-D Droplet Along an Inclined Plane
(1996)

Mark Ford and Ali Nadim

pivbl
Simulations of 3D Non-Periodic Structures of Pi-VBL and 2Pi-VBL in Magnetic Garnet
(1996)

Makhlouf Redjdal and Floyd Humphrey

water
Quantum Molecular Dynamics Studies of H2 Transport in Water
(1996)

H.S. Doris Mei and David F. Coker

nucleon
Non-linear Field Evolution in Nucleon Production Processes
(1996)

Claudio Rebbi and Robert Singleton

gustplate
Acoustic Field Visualization of Thin Airfoil in Nonuniform Subsonic Flow
(1996)

Dr. Sheryl Grace and Brad Mahoney

vorticity
Vorticity and Temperature in the Measurement Plane
(1996)

Dr. Donald Wroblewski and William Arminger

ion
Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Ion Propagation through a Protein Ion Channel
(1996)

Ljubomir T. Citkusev, Richard Brower and Charles DeLisi

terriers
TERRIERS Satellite Project
(1996)

Daniel Cotton

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