1. Visualization, as well as being useful for presentations, is also a serious research tool for Computational Condensed Matter/Material Science.

  2. It is an especially suitable for discussing simulation results with experimental collaborators.

  3. This process works well when the experimentalists are in the next building.

  4. Hopefully, with NGI/Internet 2 we will be able to exchange animated visualizations in real time with US, European and even Australian associates.

  5. (Not discussed in this talk.) Visualization is also essential for good teaching about quantum mechanics and condensed matter physics, since most effects on the atomic scale cannot be demonstrated in the usual way. (This is a whole separate talk!)

    See my group's web pages at


    for more information. As well as lots of visualizations and downloadable programs there are lectures on Computational Physics.