SCI Research Highlighted in Argonne's 10 Year Celebration
Modeling detonations to transport explosives safely
Researchers modeled a 2005 explosion that left a 30-by-70-foot crater in a Utah highway, capturing the physics that made the truck's cargo explode more violently than it should have. With such simulations, we can design safer transport for explosives. Led by Martin Berzins, University of Utah
Best Paper: H. Nguyen, P. Rosen, Improved identification of data correlations through correlation coordinate plots, Intl. Conf. on Information Visualization Theory and Applications (IVAPP), 2016.
Best PhD Project: H. Nguyen, P. Rosen, Data Scalable Approach for Identifying Correlation in Large and Muti-Dimensional Data, Intl. Conf. on Information Visualization Theory and Applications Doctoral Consortium (IVAPP), 2016.
Congratulations to Laura Lediaev on winning the 2015 Teapot Rendering Competition. Her stunning image titled Pile of Teapots, was the winner and audience choice award.
This image is not strictly photorealistic. Laura rendered out the image into two main layers, one for specular highlights and caustics, and one for diffuse lighting. She also has a mask for just the teapots, and one for the ground. Laura was able to split up the image and adjust the brightness of each part independently. Here she decided to include some diffuse reflection/refraction for the teapots, but mostly removed the diffuse lighting from the ground. This gave an extra glow to the teapots and also emphasized the caustics. 100,000 samples per pixel.