My mission is it to ease the process of creating GPU accelerated visualizations for Mathematicians and Educators. I have developed CindyGL, which embeds shader programming into the dynamic geometry software CindyJS. Several mathematical concepts from geometry, complex analysis, differential equations, and statistics can be investigated and communicated through this framework.
GPU accelerated visualizations
CindyGL makes it possible to use the GPU within dynamic geometry software. Let me present you here a small collection of interactive visualizations that I generated through this framework.
Stereographic projection of spherical footage.
In this applet, you see how the stereographic projection of a sphere onto a plane is obtained. For each point on the surface, a ray from the north-pole through this point is constructed. The intersection of the ray with the plane is the projected point.
Arbitrary spherical footage can be put onto the sphere.
In order to run these examples you require a webcam that points to your screen. You might use an external screen and your internal webcam or a USB-connected camera..
Raycasting algebraic surfaces
CindyGL is powerful enough to implement a raycaster, that can render surfaces, defined as zero-sets of algebraic functions in three variables.
Deformations of spherical footage
Spherical footage, if interpreted to be laid on the Riemann sphere, can be conformally edited using analytic functions.
If you enter a complex function in this applet, it is pulled back through the stereographic projection. Each pixel with complex coordinate $z$ gets the color of the pixel with coordinate $f(z)$. On the picture on the left, the function $f(z)=z^2$
Nice effects can be obtained if conformal functions that describe Droste effect are applied in this setting. If this effect applied to spherical footage, it is possible to investigate how a mathematical continuation looks like if you turn around.
Simulation of PDEs
Interplay with gesture detection
It is possible to access PoseNet/Tensorflow in CindyJS. The detection of poses of a webcam videostream combined with a framework that enables GPU accellerated computation make it possible for instance to render a Human tree based on detected gestures or the Julia sets can be intuitively controlled by gestures.
Seminars and Tutorials
Sommersemester 2018 Übungsleitung zu Differentialgeometrie: Grundlagen
Sommersemester 2017 Übungsleitung Introduction to Topology (Lehrpreis der Fachschaft Mathematik: Goldener Zirkel für den besten Übungsbetrieb im Sommersemester 2017)
Wintersemester 2016/2017 Tutorium zu Analysis 1 (EI)
Sommersemester 2014 Tutorium zu Projective Geometry
Wintersemester 2013/2014 Tutorium zu Algebra 1
Sommersemester 2013 Tutorium zu Einführung in die Theoretische Informatik 1
- A. Montag, J. Richter-Gebert: Bringing Together Dynamic Geometry Software and the Graphics Processing Unit, Preprint 2018, arXiv 1808.04579
- A. Montag, J. Richter-Gebert: CindyGL: Authoring GPU-based interactive mathematical content. In: International Congress on Mathematical Software (ICMS), 2016
- Bachelorarbeit: Interactive Image Sequences Converging to Fractals, 2014