In a recent announcement HTC Vive has revealed its been working with The Noble Museum on a virtual reality (VR) app to showcase discoveries from some of the greatest cosmologists and physicists called Exploring Matter.
In a blog posting on the HTC Vive website, Rikard Steiber, President of Viveport and SVP of VR at HTC said: “The Nobel Prize is an institution that is entirely based on recognizing great contributions to humanity. Naturally, winners of the Nobel Prize are among those who have advanced our knowledge of the universe, its physical makeup and its evolution. Among Nobel’s greatest laureates are those recognized in physics and the science of space for their discoveries behind the Big Bang, the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, the sun’s fusion process, gravitational waves and radio waves.
“The VR app being developed for Vive will highlight these five areas, and in the process take people through a tour of space and time. Imagine learning about these mysteries of physics and the breakthrough discoveries behind them in VR. Thanks to VR, we can experience events in ways that transcend physical reality, like being there when the Big Bang happens, peeking into the sun to understand one of most powerful reactions in our universe, or even just having the chance to view the Northern Lights up close.”
The Exploring Matter app is part of a Vive exhibit at the Nobel Museum Exhibition in Dubai in February 2017 before heading to the Nobel Museum in Stockholm. The VR experience will be then available globally as a free app onHTC’s Viveport marketplace.
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