at RWTH Aachen University!
The Virtual Reality and Immersive Visualization Group started in 1998 as a service team in the RWTH IT Center. Since 2015, we are a research group (Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet) at i12 within the Computer Science Department. Moreover, the Group is member of the Visual Computing Institute and continues to be an integral part of the RWTH IT Center.
In a unique combination of research, teaching, services and infrastructure, we provide Virtual Reality technologies and the underlying methodology as a powerful tool for scientific-technological applications.
In terms of basic research, we develop advanced methods and algorithms for multimodal 3D user interfaces and explorative analyses in virtual environments. Furthermore, we focus on application-driven, interdisciplinary research in collaboration with RWTH Aachen institutes, Forschungszentrum Jülich, research institutions worldwide, and partners from business and industry, covering fields like simulation science, production technology, neuroscience, and medicine.
To this end, we are members of / associated with the following institutes and facilities:
Our offices are located in the RWTH IT Center, where we operate one the largest Virtual Reality labs worldwide. The aixCAVE, a 30 sqm visualization chamber, makes it possible to interactively explore virtual worlds, is open to use by any RWTH Aachen research group.
Successful Presentation at the European Parliament
On Tuesday, November 29th, 2016, three of the international brain initiatives presented their status and achievements at an international workshop named "Understanding the Human Brain - A new era of big neuroscience".
|Nov. 29, 2016|
Yuen C. Law receives doctoral degree from RWTH Aachen University
Today, our colleague Yuen C. Law successfully passed his Ph.D. defense and received a doctoral degree from RWTH Aachen University for his thesis on "Real-Time Simulation of B-Mode Ultrasound Images for Medical Training". Congratulations!
A few impressions of our procession through the City of Aachen and of the doctoral party will be available soon.
|Nov. 23, 2016|
Successful Presentation at "RWTH Science Night“
At this year´s "RWTH Science Night" on November, 11th in the Kármán Auditorium of RWTH Aachen University, we did not only introduced our research group but also teamed up with the Aachener Verfahrenstechnik (AVT), one of the members of the Cluster of Excellence: Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass (CoE TMFB), presenting the visualization of a novel fuel synthesis inside a virtual biorafinery.
|Nov. 14, 2016|
Jury Member on SciVis 2016
After being the contest co-chair in 2014 and contest chair in 2015, Dr. Bernd Hentschel is a jury member of this year’s Scientific Visualization Contest 2016. Titled with "Particular Ensembles", the contest aims at visualizing the evolution of viscous fingers across time and multiple resolutions and study the variation of this evolution across the provided ensemble.
|Oct. 26, 2016|
Best Poster Award
The Best Poster Award of the 6th IEEE Symposium on Large Data Analysis and Visualization 2016 (LDAV 2016) was given to Dr. Tom Vierjahn for his poster entitled “Correlating Sub-Phenomena in Performance Data in the Frequency Domain”.
|Oct. 24, 2016|
Trade Magazine "Event Partner" presents aixCAVE
In this year's fifth edition of "Event Partner" (published on October, 10th), a trade magazine for event marketing, the aixCAVE of RWTH Aachen University was presented. The article is also available online (in German only).
|Oct. 10, 2016|