CAVE2 Virtual Environment Image 8
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CAVE2 Virtual Environment (Image 8)

January 11, 2013
The CAVE2™ system is a next-generation, large-scale, virtual environment--a room in which images are seamlessly displayed so as to immerse an observer in a cyber world of 3-D data. Here, Alessandro Febretti, a research assistant at the University of Illinois at Chicago's (UIC) Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) and computer science Ph.D. candidate, is using his OmegaLib software to quickly display 3-D data representing the self-assembly of a ligated gold nanoparticle and proteins inside an ionic solution in the CAVE2 system. The data was provided by the Petr Knil Research Group in UIC's Department of Chemistry and the Vincent M. Rotello Research Group at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. This research is supported by a National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation grant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The award, "MRI-R2: Development of the Next-generation CAVE Virtual Environment (NG-CAVE)" (grant CNS 09-59053), is under the direction of Andrew E. Johnson, Jason Leigh, Maxine D. Brown and Tom Peterka, May 2010 to April 2013. You can learn more about research in the CAVE2 system in NSF press release 12-228, State-of-the-Art Virtual Reality System Is Key to Medical Discovery. Or visit the EVL website Here. (Date of Image: 2012) Credit: Photo by Lance Long; courtesy Electronic Visualization Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago

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