TLC2 will aid in research at UH
Cougar News Services
A new computation, visualization and educational facility at UH will
connect campus researchers with scientists around the world and help in
environmental studies, biological and biomedical research and development
of energy exploration.
More than $22 million in research funding is associated with programs,
institutes and centers supported by the Texas Learning and Computation
Center — TLC2.
TLC2 officially opens at 10 a.m. Tuesday on the second floor of Philip
Guthrie Hoffman Hall.
Two sophisticated pieces of equipment will allow users to view and interact
with three-dimensional images on large, high-resolution monitors.
Scientists can rotate and manipulate images of molecules used in medical
research. Geologists and geophysicists can see formations within the earth
to help in oil and gas exploration.
UH projects focusing on the environment, air quality, medical imaging
and interpretation of seismic data will also benefit from the technology.
TLC2 was established at UH in September 1999 with funding from the Texas
Legislature and nearly $4 million from NASA. Other federal, state and private
agencies also support individual projects and the center's infrastructure.