At this point the core developers would like to mention and credit some of the many people who have been helping us in different ways during the course of this project. Without their help and encouragement NEFI would not have happened.
We are very grateful towards Prof. Ueda for introducing us to the interesting world of slime molds, for generously sharing his experiences and insights and for providing us with our very first samples of P. polycephalum. We sincerely hope that our software will be of use to the people in the field which he helped to pioneer.
We'd like to thank Prof. Hauser for cordially inviting us to visit him and his group in Magdeburg to talk about all things Physarum.
We thank Dr. Baumgarten for supplying us with a high quality image of P. polycephalum taken in the course of his experimental work. His picture helped drive the development of NEFI in the early stages where we were just getting our own lab-work started.
We are happy to thank Prof. A. Manz at the KIST Europe for providing us with the lab space and the equipment necessary to conduct our own experiments with P. Polycephalum. Without the material that originated at the KIST this software would not have been possible.
We are glad to work together with Mag. Mehlhorn who contributed crucially to this project by culturing P. Polycephalum and taking high quality images.
We'd like to thank Prof. Weickert for valuable comments and suggestions on the topic of computer vision and image processing.
At this point we also like to credit the students of the software engineering lecture of the winter term of 2013. Their work is at the core of NEFI 1.0 and NEFI 2.0. Our thanks go to:Winter term 2013:
We are very grateful to be the students of Prof. Mehlhorn. Without his guidance, patience, support as well as the freedom he gives us in realizing our projects, none of this would have been possible.
We thank Richard and Pam Winegar for providing us with several ultra high quality pictures of dragonfly wings.
We thank Dr. Leung for providing us with pictures of crack patterns. For more details please see his related publications:
formation and selection in quasi-static fracture, K.-t. Leung and Z. N´eda, Phys. Rev. Lett.
85, 662 (2000).
Criticality and pattern formation in fracture by residual stresses, K.-t. Leung and Z.
N´eda, Phys. Rev. E. 82, 046118 (2010).