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.
Sebastian Pick receives doctoral degree from RWTH Aachen University
Today, our colleague Sebastian Pick successfully passed his Ph.D. defense and received a doctoral degree from RWTH Aachen University for his thesis on "Interactive Data Annotation for Virtual Reality Applications". Congratulations!
|July 15, 2019|
Successful Presentations at ISC'19
At this year's International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) exhibition in Frankfurt, scientists of JARA-HPC have presented an application based on Unreal Engine for visualizing a direct numerical simulation of early flame kernel development. In the interactive exhibit, the visitors of the booth were provided with stereo glasses and flysticks to interactively explore the combustion simulation projected through the display wall. The application has gathered interest from a wide range of people, ranging from youth interested in utilization of game engines for scientific visualization, to domain scientists asking the specifics of the direct numerical simulation in display. The responses were overall positive, and included valuable feedback for further development. A particular theme was extension of the immersive visualization environment to arbitrary datasets.
|June 20, 2019|
Astronauts Cassidy and Hansen Visting Virtual AMS-02
The astronauts Christopher J. Cassidy (US) and Jeremy R. Hansen (Canada) are preparing for one of the most demanding missions in space: Replacing the cooling system at the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer AMS-02 on the International Space Station ISS in at least five intensive space operations.
|May 21, 2019|
Benjamin Weyers takes over junior professorship for Human-Computer Interaction at University of Trier
By the end of the lecture period, we had to say goodbye to our dear friend and colleague Benjamin Weyers. For more than five years, he significantly committed to our group’s research and teaching activities with a very high personal involvement. Now, Benjamin took over a junior professorship for Human-Computer Interaction at the Department IV - Computer Science at the University of Trier. We will miss him. However, we wish him best of luck for his new endeavor and the new tasks and challenges ahead.
Our warmest congratulations, Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benjamin Weyers!
|Feb. 18, 2019|
The Innovation Factory on RWTH Aachen Campus ...
... is ready for take-off and introduces itself to the public with a short video clip on youtube. Of course, VR is involved here as well - as one digital tool used in the development stage to gain initial insights.
|Jan. 18, 2019|
Sebastian Freitag receives doctoral degree from RWTH Aachen University
Today, our colleague Sebastian Freitag successfully passed his Ph.D. defense and received a doctoral degree from RWTH Aachen University for his thesis on "Supported Navigation in Immersive Virtual Environments". Congratulations!
|Sept. 27, 2018|