Frigid Inferno

Year: 
2020
Ranking: 
Entrant
Artist: 
Tony Sun (Undergraduate Student)
Department: 
Computer Science

Description

Simulation of temperature in a square room with heaters in the top-left and bottom-right corners. Hot and cold air particles clash in the center to birth a dazzling white cross that distinctly segments the room in four.

The generated image is the solution for the 2D discrete Poisson equation for a 1,000 x 1,000 matrix with heat emanating from the radiators in the top-left and bottom-right. The equation is solved using the NumPy library in Python, and the image is created using the Matplotlib library and “twilight_shifted_r” colormap.

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