Scientific Visualisation

Computer graphics makes vast quantities of data accessible. Numerical simulations frequently produce millions of data values. Similarly, satellite-based sensors amass data at rates beyond our abilities to interpret them by any other means than visually. Mathematicians use computer graphics to explore abstract and high-dimensional functions and spaces.
Physicists can use computer graphics to transcend the limits of scale. With it they can explore both microscopic and macroscopic worlds.

From scientific visualisation to information visualisation

Image processing

From satellite camera

Analysing large amount of information (from real input or from simulation)

From geological data, data with intrinsic spatial signification

Visualising model

From mathematics, chemistry

Sorting out information from data

abstract data and hierarchical data

From understanding to explanation


Triply connected graph embeddings

Minimal Surface graph embeddings resulting in interlocking disconnected lattices

Stephen Hyde. Department of Applied Mathematics,ANU



"The mummy is back"

The Virtual Mummy

Unwrapping a Mummy by Mouse Click
Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science in Medicine (IMDM)
University Hospital Eppendorf
University of Hamburg


As seen in "Jurassic Park"!

3D File System Navigator for IRIX 4.0.1+


Some good examples of Computer Graphics that can help science presentation and understanding

At ANU :

The WEDGE Virtual Reality Theatre

Vizlab : Virtual Environment Production

Visualization showcase from the ANU Supercomputer Facility