Visual Analysis of Structure Formation in Cosmic Evolution
The IEEE SciVis 2019 Contest targets the visual analysis of structure formation in the cosmic evolution of the universe from when the universe was five million years old up to now. In our submission, we analyze high-dimensional data to get an overview, then investigate the impact of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGNs) using various visualization techniques, for instance, an adapted filament filtering method for detailed analysis and particle flow in the vicinity of filaments. Based on feedback from domain scientists on these initial visualizations, we also analyzed X-ray emissions and star formation areas. The conversion of star-forming gas to stars and the resulting increasing molecular weight of the particles could be observed.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
2019 IEEE Scientific Visualization Conference, SciVis 2019
Schatz, K., Diehl, P., Marcello, D., Frank, J., Muller, T., Frey, S., Reina, G., Weiskopf, D., Ertl, T., Muller, C., Gralka, P., Heinemann, M., Straub, A., Schulz, C., Braun, M., Rau, T., & Becher, M. (2019). Visual Analysis of Structure Formation in Cosmic Evolution. 2019 IEEE Scientific Visualization Conference, SciVis 2019, 33-41. https://doi.org/10.1109/SciVis47405.2019.8968855