| Jatila van der Veen, Ph.D.
Project Scientist, Experimental Cosmology Group,
Department of Physics,
University of California, Santa Barbara
Project Manager, Education and Public Outreach Planck Mission , JPL / NASA
Lecturer, College of Creative Studies, UCSB
Office: 2225 Broida, Lab phone: 1.805.893.8418
email: jatila [at] physics [.] ucsb [.] edu
|For current CV, click HERE|
|Symmetry as a Thematic Approach to Physics Education published in Symmetry: Culture and Science , Darvas, G. (Ed.), 24(1-4), pp. 463-484, 2013.|
|Folk dance as culturally-situated mathematics: A workshop for the 2013 Symmetry Festival, Delft, The Netherlands, 4 August, 2013.|
|van der Veen, J. (2013). Student-generated Representations of Special and General Relativity in an Interdisciplinary College Course Invited paper presented on 28 April, 2013 at the national conference of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.|
| Click HERE to download a copy of Draw your physics homework? Art as a path to understanding in Physics Education,
van der Veen (2012).
Click HERE for the UCSB press release.
| Here's a talk in avatar on 04-04-2012 in the
The ARVEL Sig CAVE on our Planck Mission Simulations. You can also watch it on the ARVEL livestream archive at
And Here's a recording of a talk I gave about Planck for the Meta Institute of Computational Analysis (MICA) also in Second Life, on May 26th 2012, on Stella Nova.
|Lubin Experimental Cosmology Lab|
| Professor JoAnn Kuchera-Morin
Director of the AlloSphere
with Ph.D. student Ryan McGee: Visualization and Sonification of the Cosmic Microwave Background and other astrophysical processes.
|Mr. Javier Rivera, director of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History's Gladwin Planetarium to create interactive displays in Cosmology|
| Purdue University - Calumet Visualization Laboratory , with John ("Jack") Moreland and Gerald Dekker
Test-drive a beta version of the simulation!
|Planck Outreach Working Group, via the European Space Agency|
|NASA Astrophysics Science Mission Directorate Education and Outreach Community|
|Professor Jenny Cook-Gumperz , UCSB Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, to study how identity in science is managed through discourse.|
Winter Quarter, 2013:
| Course web pages, Winter 2013
External link on the CCS web site - registration now open for Winter, 2013!
Links to Selected Papers:
|van der Veen, J., McGee, R., & Moreland, J. (2012). The Planck Visualization Project: Immersive and Interactive Software for Astronomy and Cosmology Education in Conference Proceedings of the International Dynamic, Interactive and Explorative Learning (IDEAL) Conference, Bayburt University, July 2-5, 2012|
|van der Veen, J.(2012). Draw your physics homework? A role for Art in Physics Teaching Download the pre-print!|
| McGee, R., van der Veen, J., Wright, M., Kuchera-Morin, J., Alper, B., Lubin, P. (2011). SONIFYING THE COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND,
in Conference Proceedings of The 17th Annual International Conference on Auditory
Display . Pre-print available HERE .
Slides available under the talks section, below.
| Click HERE
to download Ryan McGee's Sonification of the CMB application, which sonifies 15 model universes, all "flat"
(Omegatotal = 1).
|Dekker, J., Moreland, J., and van der Veen, J. (2011). DEVELOPING THE PLANCK MISSION SIMULATION AS A MULTI-PLATFORM IMMERSIVE APPLICATION, in Conference Proceedings of The ASME 2011 World Conference on Innovative Virtual Reality (WINVR2011) Pre-print available HERE .|
|van der Veen, J.K. (2010) Planck Visualization Project: Seeing and Hearing the CMB Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, Vol. 431|
| van der Veen, J.K. and Cook-Gumperz, J. (2010 invited, International Pragmatics Association in prep) Doing Physics,
A sociolinguistic approach towards understanding the persistent gender gap in physics Preprint
|van der Veen, J.K. (2010 in prep) The Role of Narratives in the Co-Construction of Community Identity in Physics Preprint|
|van der Veen, J.K., Lubin, P.M., Natoli, P., and Seiffert, M. (1998) Small Scale Anisotropies: The Final Frontier The Physics Teacher, Vol. 36, December, 1998.|
|Results of 2006 Dance and Physics Questionnaire 60% of respondents who dance recreationally also have jobs in STEM fields! How can we utilize these data to create more accessible learning pathways to science and math by incorporating strategies from the arts?|
|(Draw your physics homework?) Art as a Path to Understanding in Physics Keynote Lecture, Arts in Learning Symposium, November 3, 2012, California Lutheran University|
|Teaching Astronomy in Immersive Virtual Reality - a talk given for the Oregon Immersive Education Conference, October 18, 2012. Download slides and videosHERE|
|Sonification of the CMB talk given at ICAD 2011 International Community for Auditory Display, 2011, in Budapest. Note: this download may take a while!|
|Symmetry: a gender-neutral approach to introductory physics Invited talk for the First Annual Women in Physics Conference at the University of Oregon|
|Visualization, Sonification, and Immersive Virtual Spaces in Science Education A colloquium given at the School of Earth and Space Science, Arizona State University, March 21, 2011.|
|3D Immersive Cosmology in the UCSB Allosphere, UCSB Astro Day, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, October 1, 2010|
|Planck Visualization Project: Seeing and Hearing the CMB|
|Invited talk: Symmetry and Aesthetics in Contemporary Physics AAPT meeting, Feb. 2010|
|From Sound Waves to Microwaves: "Listening" to the Oldest Light of the Universe with the Planck Mission|
|Listen to the original webinar at the Learning Center, National Science Teachers Association|
| Symmetry and Aesthetics in Introductory Physics: An Experiment in Interdisciplinary Physics and Fine Arts Education
Download complete dissertation HERE
|American Educational Research Association member|
|American Association of Physics Teachers|
|Astronomical Society of the Pacific affiliate|
|National Association for Research in Science Teaching affiliate|
Other Links of Potential Interest:
|I had the honor of being one of two winners of the contest to name the Chandra X-Ray Observatory|
|I did join twitter although I rarely use it.|
| Clowning around with my
3-D Planck glasses at dotAstronomy-2009!
|Link to my personal Dance Page|
|I am a member of the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists|
| Watch a video of my dance ensemble "Dzhamala!" performing at
Alexandra King's 2008 Moon over Morocco festival:
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