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UNM student creates atom visualization app

October 16, 2017

A University of New Mexico student took a leading role this summer in creating a smartphone app that does something no other app can do — visualize atoms using augmented reality.

Jonathan Barndt, a junior in the Department of Computer Science, created Atom Visualizer during an internship over the summer at a Silicon Valley-based startup called Signal Garden and was tasked with creating an app that can visualize the structure of atoms. Several scientists had requested that an app like this be created by the company. It is the first app created using Google’s ARCore technology.

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