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Scientific Visualisation

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The syllabus contains more information on the aim and content of the course.

General motivation

The expression “a picture is worth a thousand words” refers to the idea that complex stories can be described with just a single image. The expression is also valid in the scientific area and express what scientific visualization is about. When large and complex data sets are resulting from experiments and computations, visualisation is a way to give deeper insight and knowledge.

The course Scientific Visualisation deals with methods that offer a way to see the unseen. In the course, you will learn how to select appropriate methods for a given data set, possibilities and limitations with methods, and to use visualisation toolkits. The focus will be on using script programming in combination with VTK (the Visualization Toolkit) and this way creating great visualizations!


1 week pre-study exercises 31 Oct.-4 Nov.
1 week lectures and hands-on 7 Nov.-11 Nov. at Uppsala University
1 week project assignment 14 Nov.-18 Nov.

Observe that this year the schedule will be renewed totally! We have the please to have the author of the text book, Alexandru C. Telea,  as the main teacher!

The textbook is. Data Visualization: Principles and Practice (2nd edition, 610 pages)

The detailed schedule and course content is found here!


Anders Hast, UPPMAX, Uppsala University
E-mail: anders.hast at it.uu.se