AVL Demo Reel

Preview a short video that showcases some of our scientific visualization work.

All visualizations by the Advanced Visualization Lab at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Donna Cox
Robert Patterson
Stuart Levy
AJ Christensen
Kalina Borkiewicz
Jeff Carpenter
Lorne Leonard
Alex Betts
Matthew Hall
David Raila
Lance Chong

First Light in the Renaissance Simulations: Formation of the Very First Galaxies in the Universe
Michael Norman & Hao Xu, UC San Diego
Brian O’Shea, Michigan State U.
John Wise, Georgia Tech
Kyungjin Ahn, Chosun U.

Milky Way Analogue Isolated Disk Galaxy
Nathan Goldbaum, NCSA
Mark Krumholz, Australian National University
John Forbes, Harvard

Galactic Center Orbital Models and Inner Stellar Distributions
Andrea Ghez & Sylvana Yelda, UCLA

A Quasar-Driven Outflow: The Explosive Ramifications of a Galaxy Merger
TJ Cox, Harvard University
Tiziana De Matteo, Carnegie Mellon University
Lars Hernquist, Harvard University
Brant Robertson, Harvard University
Volker Springel, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching

Milky Way Flight to Protoplanetary Disk
excerpt from Life: A Cosmic Story, California Academy of Sciences

Human Papillomavirus
Science Advisor Joanna Shisler, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
School of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Scientific Data
HPV-16 DNA base pair sequence data from Los Alamos National Labs
HPV capsid electron micrograph by the National Cancer Insitute / National Institutes of Health
Base pair molecular geometry described by Raji Heyrovska, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Volcano Sapas Mons on Venus
excerpt from Dynamic Earth
Venus Surface Topography: NASA / JPL-CALTech / Magellan Project

Visualization of an F3 Tornado within a Supercell Thunderstorm Simulation
Robert Wilhelmson, UIUC
Matthew Gilmore
Louis Wicker, National Severe Storms Laboratory
Glen Romine
Lee Cronce
Mark Straka

Joplin 2011 Storm Simulation
Brian Jewett & Kevin Van Leer, University of Illinois
Franklin Lombardo, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Johnathan Rush, Junjun Yin, Aiman Soliman, Dandong  Yin, and Shaowen Wang
CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies

Hurricane Katrina
excerpt from Dynamic Earth
Earth System Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Wei Wang, Ryan Torn, Jimy Dudhia, Chris Davis

El Reno 2011 Storm Simulation and Visualization
Leigh Orf, University of Wisconsin

Population III Star Formation and Supernova
Michael Norman, University of California, San Diego
Brian O’Shea, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Double Coronal Mass Ejection
Yuhong Fan
High Altitude Observatory
National Center for Atmospheric Research

Magneto-Convection Emerging Flux
Robert Stein
Physics and Astronomy Department
Michigan State University

Åke Nordlund
Niels Bohr Institute
Copenhagen University, Copenhagen, Denmark

Patrick Moran
NASA Advanced Supercomputing Division
NASA Ames Research Center

Solar Plasma Interacting with Earth’s Magnetic Field
Homa Karimabadi
University of California San Diego
Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences

Mahidhar Tatineni
San Diego Supercomputer Center

Vadim Roytershteyn
Space Science Institute

Hoanh X. Vu
University of California San Diego

Amit Majumdar
San Diego Supercomputer Center

Jovian Moon visualization
Jupiter texture
Steve Albers using data from NASA / Jet Propulsion Laboratory / Space Science Institute

Io texture created using data from USGS Astrogeology Science Center

Europa texture created by Steve Albers, using maps and data from Björn Jónsson, USGS, and NASA.

Ganymede and Callisto textures created by Björn Jónsson, using data from NASA / JetPropulsion Laboratory / Planetary Data System Imaging Node

Global Lambda Integrated Facility Map 2011
Data Compilation
Maxine Brown
Electronic Visualization Lab
University of Illinois at Chicago

Earth Texture
NASA Blue Marble Next Generation
visibleearth.nasa.gov

TRANSIMS Transportation Analysis and Simulation System
Chicago Micro-Simulation Modeling
Argonne National Laboratory TRACC Center
Hubert Ley
Young Park
Michael Hope
Dave Weber

Photosynthetic Organelle
Simulation by: Klaus Schulten, John E. Stone, Melih Sener, and the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group,Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

Flight to the Center of the Milky Way
Science Advisors
Mark Morris, UCLA
Doug Roberts, Northwestern

Milky Way Reference Image, M83
David Malin, AAO

Galactic Center Reference Imagery
Mark Morris, Farhad Yusef-Zadeh, Doug Roberts, W.M. Goss, Kassim, LaRossa, Lazio & Hyman

Observational Data
HIpparcos Star Catalog
Brent Tully Galaxy Catalog
Frei/Gunn Galaxy Catalog

Virtual Voyage: Milky Way to the Virgo Cluster
Visual Excerpt from “Runaway Universe”
Courtesy NOVA/WGBH, PBS

David Malin, AAO
Brent Tully Galaxy Catalog
HIpparcos Star Catalog
Frei/Gunn Galaxy Catalog