UVa Hosts "Femtography" Symposium

Wednesday, December 12 2018

A Symposium on Imaging and Visualization in Science was held at the University of Virginia December 10-11, 2018. This symposium brought together scholars and researchers from Virginia universities and research institutes to discuss recent developments and future opportunities in the imaging and visualization of scientific data.

A major goal of this Symposium was to establish collaborations for future research related to the Virginia Center for Nuclear Femtography. The Commonwealth of Virginia has funded the establishment of a Center for Nuclear Femtography (CNF) to facilitate the application of modern developments in data science to the problem of imaging and visualization of sub-femtometer scale structure of protons, neutrons, and atomic nuclei. The Center will enable collaboration of nuclear scientists from Jefferson Lab and a broad and diverse set of faculty and researchers at Virginia universities, with benefits to both nuclear femtography and other disciplines or areas of research. A near-term goal of this symposium will be to establish collaborations in preparation for a program of summer visitors and exchanges in 2019 that will be the initial phase of the CNF. The 2019 summer program will be funded using the Commonwealth funds for CNF, and will include summer salary for faculty as well as support for postdoctoral researchers and students. Planning the nature and scope of the funded activities were topics that were discussed at the Symposium.

The Symposium's local organizing committee was chaired Prof. Simonetta Liuti, who was also a member of the program committee.

For more information, see: https://pages.shanti.virginia.edu/Femtography/

Tags: Simonetta Liuti Nuclear and Particle Physics