Researchers at CalIT with their visualisation facility.
The 2008 budget included funds for a new visualisation facility. This facility will be put together by SMSCS for use by University researchers. The visualisation facility will consist of 12 LCD rear-projection screens (2560 x 1600 pixels each) combined in a 4 x 3 display to give an overall resolution of 10240 x 4800 pixels.
During 2008 MCS programmers will work with academic staff to investigate uses of the visualisation suite for research and teaching. Early interest has been shown from staff in:
- biological sciences, e.g. confocal microscopy, Difference Gel Electrophoresis (DiGE) gels, protein and gene network analysis, sea floor mapping
- earth sciences, e.g. hydrological modelling
- chemical and physical sciences, e.g. nanotechnologies
- humanities disciplines like Art History and Classics where visual identification and examination are crucial for research and education.