Software Wizards – How Programmers Visualise Complex Data for Scientific Users
Cells-in-Motion Podcast | Episode 13
Loading data, a few mouse clicks – the 3D animation is finished! Among laymen this may appear to be witchcraft, but computer scientists Tobias Brix and Aaron Scherzinger know that programming all the intricate functions of a software is hard work. They are working at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences and developing a program that allows different users, from all different faculties, to morph complex datasets into vivid 3D-graphics.
One of these users is Philipp Bovenkamp. He is working in the University of Münster’s Research Group for Experimental Magnetic Resonance. Using measured data from magnetic resonance tomography, he analyses blood flow in the heart’s two main arteries. But with his old software, he could not really get a picture of the speed and direction of the blood particles. Thus, he gave his datasets to the two computer scientists. The software wizards pooled the data into 3D images.