Class 5BF went on a trip to IST Austria

Published on 08.03.2018

We vis­ited the Wojtan Group – they work on Com­puter Graph­ics and Phys­ics Sim­u­la­tion. A PhD stu­dent in the group talked to us about his research in Effi­cient sim­u­la­tion of fluid dynam­ics, espe­cially liquids”. He explained to us how very com­plex beha­viour on fluid sur­face can be sim­u­lated using extremely simple for­mu­lae. Then a post-doc­toral fellow talked to us about her jour­ney as a com­puter sci­ent­ist, what interests her and what inspires her.
We then vis­ited the offices of Bickel group — they work on Com­puter Graph­ics and Digital Fab­ric­a­tion and chat­ted with a post doc­toral fellow and a PhD stu­dent about their work. They showed us samples of some 3D prin­ted objects they are work­ing on and the improve­ments they are trying to make on 3D print­ing tech­niques and pro­ced­ures.
Our last stop on the trip was the work­shop where we saw how dif­fer­ent custom made parts are designed and man­u­fac­tured for the exper­i­mental groups in the insti­tute. We got a close look at the 2 massive 3D print­ers they have and learnt how they work.