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Virtual Reality for Interactive Molecular Design and Simulation

Date
Feb 6, 2020
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker
David Glowacki
Affiliation
University of Bristol, UK
Language
en
Main Topic
Biologie
Host
Dora Tang
Description
The mechanics of nanoscale molecular objects are relatively well characterized owing to decades of study. Nevertheless, because dynamics at this scale differ from the familiar mechanics of everyday objects, they are often non-intuitive, even for highly trained researchers. Moreover, because molecular systems have many of degrees of freedom, their motion involves a complicated, highly correlated, and 3D many-body dynamical choreography with few analogues in day-to-day experience. Building on recent research in psychology and neuroscience which highlights the benefits of multisensory processing, we have begun to explore the application of immersive technologies like virtual reality (VR) to enhance researchers’ cognition of nanoscale domains, enabling the design and manipulation of real-time simulations of molecular structures in 3D. In this talk, I will focus on our recent efforts designing Narupa, a flexible, open-source, multi-person VR software framework which enables groups of researchers to simultaneously cohabit real-time simulation environments and interactively build, inspect, visualize, and manipulate the dynamics of complex molecular structures with atomic-level precision. I will outline a range of application domains where we are using Narupa to obtain microscopic insight into 3D dynamical concepts across both bio and materials science.

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Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG Auditorium (big half))Pfotenhauerstraße10801307Dresden
Phone
+49 351 210-0
Fax
+49 351 210-2000
E-Mail
MPI-CBG
Homepage
http://www.mpi-cbg.de

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Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and GeneticsPfotenhauerstraße10801307Dresden
Phone
+49 351 210-0
Fax
+49 351 210-2000
E-Mail
MPI-CBG
Homepage
http://www.mpi-cbg.de
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