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Eckhard Hitzer

Physicist, International Christian University in Tokyo

Seeing Unseen Beauty

PRESENTED ON SEP 28, 2016
IN TOKYO @ VOL 139

In "Seeing Unseen Beauty" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 139, computer scientist and entrepreneur Christian Perwass, together with physicist Eckhard Hitzer invented a computer program to visualize microscopic symmetry of matter. It is the first time that abstract space symmetry of crystals can be explored with interactive animated three-dimensional graphics.

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Computer Graphic Character Design

BY REIBE STUDIOS
@ VOL 11 ON DEC 20, 2011

A group of students from computer science and fine arts departments share with us the methodologies they apply to the creation of characters in computer graphics, and how they produced two short films. (in Italian)

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2015 A Research Perspective

BY GAVIN B SULLIVAN
@ VOL 23 ON DEC 01, 2015

Gavin B Sullivan looks back at 2015 and his research perspective on the year!

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Seeing Differently

BY VANN LAW
@ VOL 3 ON JUL 01, 2016

Vann Law shares learning to see the beauty in our ordinaries, and how we may use them to create something new. 

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Drawing Lab Guy

BY MATHEW REICHERTZ
@ VOL 21 ON SEP 24, 2016

Mathew Reichertz is an artist who has always been interested in science. A while ago he was approached about collaborating with scientists to study stuff that he was already interested in from a lay person’s perspective. He jumped at the opportunity and has been really excited and humbly grateful for the opportunity ever since.

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Everything you’re seeing right now...

BY DANIEL MINER
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 13, 2017

What you're seeing right now... is really the result of an amazing interplay of multiple layers of procession of light into visual perception.
To many people, vision is just a tool to get along in everyday life. To neuroscientists like Daniel, however, it is a huge field of study with a long history and still ongoing research. Hear - and see - Daniel breaking down the complex processes for you, to shed some light on the function of this elaborate machinery that we are all so much relying on.

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Why I do the March for Science?

BY DANIELLE ASSON
IN TOWNSVILLE

Danielle Asson is a PhD student at JCU researching conservation planning, with a passion for science communication and advocacy, and an undying love for cats.

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Celebrating the unlovable and the unseen

BY VICTORIA METCALF
@ VOL 37 ON SEP 19, 2018

Dr. Victoria Metcalf is a marine biologist, geneticist and science communicator committed to making a difference. She has made many trips to the Antarctic, researching environmental change impacts on Antarctic fish and shellfish. Victoria manages the Participatory Science Platform, where communities, educators and scientists receive funding to work together on locally meaningful projects. She finds this a highly rewarding role that matches her passion for engaging everyone with science. Victoria has also been a steadfast advocate for women in STEM.

She balances all of this with being a single mother to her eight-year-old daughter, and they especially enjoy exploration of the world around them together on bike and foot. Here, Victoria discusses charisma in the natural world, how it impacts our conservation decisions, and how we can use a different lens to see beauty and value in all living things. She explores how such a change in perspective might also affect how we value and celebrate the all too often hidden contributions of women in, and the diversity of, science.