Advanced Scientific Visualization: PASIFIC Workshop in Poznań & Kórnik Library

The fifth meeting in the series of workshops within the PASIFIC Programme has taken place recently. On 29th and 30th of May, a group of PASIFIC Fellows and invited guests gathered in Poznań for the Advanced Scientific Visualization training.

About the workshop

The workshop was carried out by experts from Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center affiliated to the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the PAS. The first part of the training  was hold by Bogdan Ludwiczak and it was dedicated to the basic visual methods and tools for transforming and analyzing pictures from various imaging techniques. Further on, Justyna Marek presented AI-based image processing and visualization in medical scenarios.

The first day of the training over, the participants were offered a fascinating tour to the Kórnik Castle, one of the most interesting and magnificent historical buildings in the suburbs of Poznań. Currently, the castle is the seat of a unit of the Polish Academy of Sciences – the Kórnik Library. Founded by Tytus Działyński, it is one of the richest libraries in Poland. Among the most valuable manuscripts and old prints stored in the castle are: the first edition of the work of Nicolaus Copernicus “De revolutionibus orbium coelestium” written in 1543, 15th-century “Ars Moriendi”, one of the two xylographic (block) books preserved in Poland, Chopin’s autograph and Napoleon Bonaparte’s manuscript.  PASIFIC fellows had a unique opportunity to admire them up close.

The evening ended with a networking dinner and free time to explore Poznań.

The second day of the training was focused on ParaView, the world’s leading open source post-processing visualization engine. The trainers, Wojciech Szeliga and Michał Kulczewski, presented tools, data types and different tutorials on data processing with ParaView.

We are grateful to all attendees who made our workshop in Poznań a successful event. Please visit our website and follow our social media for future announcements.

Source of photos: Polish Academy of Sciences