Managing Director Gerd Hesina was pleased that around 70 people had followed VRVis' call: "It is important to us to make our 'holy halls' accessible to the public. Research should and must be tangible!"
VRVis is active in many areas and showed this in 15 different demos of its eight existing research groups: from Virtual Reality applications, flood simulations or visualizations of the Mars surface to Big Data based brain research, visitors were able to get a taste of the wide variety of research work at VRVis. When asked by a guest what the different projects have in common, Gerd Hesina answers: "We take care of the best possible visual and interactive form - whether it's data, questions or interrelationships. After all, pictures are the most understandable language in the world!"
After a short welcome speech by Managing Director Hesina, there were also welcoming words from the Dean of Informatics of the TU Vienna, Prof. Hannes Werthner, who emphasized the successful cooperation between the two research institutes and wished for further cooperation and synergy in the future. Dean Werthner had words of praise for the host VRVis, locating the strength of the research centre in three points: "The intertwining of basic research and applied research, which is a key success factor and is also reflected in the institutionalisation of long-term corporate and scientific partnerships. In addition, the multi and interdisciplinary approach and science communication - be good and talk about it!
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