Sat, Feb 04|
Colour in Scientific Imaging and Space with Dr Balthasar Indermühle
Time & Location
Feb 04, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
About the event
James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) image of M74/NGC628, a spiral galaxy 32 million light years away. The data taken with the near-infrared NIRcam and mid-infrared MIRI instruments is shown in a false colour image to highlight information of interest such as cooler (i.e. old) stars, and dust not seen in images taken at other wavelengths. Image credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI; Processing Copyright: Robert Eder
Colour plays an essential role in scientific visualisations and imaging, often adding additional dimension when conveying the meaning of data. In this webinar, I will present a visual journey through a wide variety of scientific plots and illustrations, highlighting some of the challenges and opportunities arising from using colour in exciting ways while placing a small but not insignificant emphasis on astronomy.
Dr. Balthasar Indermühle was born and raised in Switzerland and moved to Australia in 2005 to complete his Ph.D. in astrophysics at UNSW. Since 2007, he has worked with the CSIRO as an Astrophysicist. He’s building new instruments for radio telescopes, represents Australian radio astronomy at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to protect radio spectrum essential for research, and helps enable new science with future telescopes such as the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).