The Institute for Data Analysis and Visualization (IDAV) consists of six faculty members and approximately 30 researchers and graduate students all working on interdisciplinary problems in visualization, geometric modeling, computer graphics, computational geometry, graphics architecture, and immersive technologies. We are key partners in SDAV, a DoE SciDAC III Scalable Data Analysis an Visualization Center, and in the IRTG, an International Research Training Group based at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern in Germany. We are an internationally recognized leader in the fields of visualization and computer graphics, addressing problems that range from the multiresolution display of very large-scale data, to the discovery of new visual analysis algorithms, to the design of methods to accelerate the use of graphics hardware.

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Integral Curves in Adaptive Mesh Re nement Vector Fields
Eduard Deines, Ken Joy

In certain application areas, such as astrophysics, the simulation must accommodate many different spatial scales. For example, in simulations of the solar system, the computational domain may span thousands of astronomical units (AU), whereas some physical structures that need to be resolved occupy significantly shorter length scales. As a consequence, it is not possible to use regular grids, which in many cases are ... [more]