[Seminars] Seminar Tomorrow, November 2

Maximilian Swiatlowski swiatlow at uchicago.edu
Mon Nov 2 10:54:23 CST 2015

Hi all,

Just a reminder of our HEP Lunch Seminar coming up shortly. See you soon!


> On Nov 1, 2015, at 9:00 PM, Maximilian Swiatlowski <swiatlow at uchicago.edu> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I hope everyone had a great Halloween!
> We’re having our HEP lunch seminar again, this Monday at 12:15 in HEP323. This week is going to be a little unusual— instead of a just a presentation, we’ll have a demonstration of “ATLASrift: A Virtual Reality Event Viewer,” from our very own Ilija Vukotic. This is really an incredible and unique tool, and the perspective it provides on ATLAS is absolutely incredible. I hope to see you there!
> Best,
> Max
> PS: A brief abstract from Ilija:
> ATLASrift application provides an interactive, immersive visit to ATLAS experiment. Imagined  primarily as an educational and outreach tool - for schools, universities, museums and interested individuals, and secondly as an event viewer. To ATLAS physicists it will provide a much better spatial awareness of an event, track and jet directions, occupancies and interactions with detector structures. Others can learn about the experiment as a whole, visit individual sub-detectors, view real interactions, or take a scripted walkthrough explaining questions physicists are trying to answer. I will briefly describe the platform chosen  – OculusRift VR system, the development environment – UnrealEngine, and, in detail, the numerous technically demanding requirements that had to be fulfilled in order to provide a comfortable user experience. Plans for future versions include making the experience social by adding multi-user/virtual presence options, event animation, interactive virtual demonstrations of key high energy physics concepts, or detector operating principles.    
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