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Dr. Werner Benger

Researcher for Scientific Visualization at CCT

Main Research Focus: Generic Visualization methods based in mathematical models for multidisciplinary applications, with special focus on astrophysics and computational fluid dynamics. The applied methods are based on
  • Differential Geometry
  • Geometric Algebra
  • Topology
  • Fiber Bundles
  • Recent Article about visualization of the

    Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

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    How to end up in Scientific Visualization
    A powerpoint presentation about career experiences in sciviz.

    See also Colliding galaxies, rotating neutron stars and merging black holes - visualizing high dimensional datasets on arbitrary meshes, Part of Focus on Visualization in Physics, 2008 New J. Phys. 10 125004 .

    [Publications] [CV] [Presentations]

    Main author of the Vish visualization environment and the Fiber Bundle HDF5 (F5) library.


  • Visualization of General Relativistic Tensor Fields via a Fiber Bundle Data Structure, partially via HDF5, which is now available as F5.

  • Visualizing neuronal structures in the human brain via diffusion tensor MRI. (Int J Neurosci. 2006 Apr ;116:461-514) , see also abstract

  • ANALYSING CURVED SPACETIMES WITH TENSOR SPLATS in THE TENTH MARCEL GROSSMANN MEETING (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 20 - 26 July 2003), On Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation and Relativistic Field Theories (In 3 volumes), World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.

  • Strategies for Direct Visualization of Second-Rank Tensor Fields, in Visualization and Processing of Tensor Fields, J. Weickert, H. Hagen (eds.), Chapter 11, Springer Verlag, pp. 191-214, 2006

  • 3D Grazing Collision of Two Black Holes (PhysRevLett 2001, Bibtex)

  • Numerical Relativity in a Distributed Environment. W. Benger, I. Foster, J. Novotny, E. Seidel, J. Shalf, W. Smith, P. Walker, Ninth SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing, Apr. 1999. (pdf)

  • contributing to NSF screensavers, NSF Multimedia Gallery, National Science Board, 2006, Science and Engineering Indicators 2006 (volume 1, NSB 06-01; volume 2, NSB 06-01A) and their Fiscal 2006 Budget Request of $5.6 Billion.

  • A Four-Member CCT Team Creates a Computer Visualization of Hurricane Katrina
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