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A large collection of inverse problems involve using waves scattered or emitted from an object to image its interior or to determine some of its material properties. Applications including radar and microwave imaging, astronomy, sonar, ultrasound, and geophysics, may share many characteristics. These applications also cover a spectrum of problems and length scales from low to high frequency, near to far field, static to highly dynamic, and from imaging discrete isolated objects to the interior of a continuously varying medium. Through this spectrum, different computational and theoretical challenges in inverse problems will arise – and understanding the transition through regimes can also provide new insights in and of itself.
In keeping with the wider programme, this workshop will put a spotlight on the mathematical similarities of Rich and Non-linear Tomography across these applications in order to catalyse rapid development of new tomographic methods. As part of a highly interdisciplinary programme, the aim is for real-world problems in these applications to motivate a breadth of theoretical and practical mathematical research challenges – from microlocal analysis through to Bayesian methods. It will also help to break down communication barriers between disciplines and applications.
Common challenges across radar, astronomy and geophysics will include:
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Participants on the Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event. For all remaining participants who would like to attend, such as programme participants, the above charge will apply.
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Lunch Lunch timings and location will be confirmed with the timetable.
Evening Meal Participants are free to make their own arrangements for dinner.
Formal Dinner The Formal Dinner will be held at Trinity College on Wednesday 1st February at 19:30.
The event is a tradition for INI participants and gives you a chance to socialise with your colleagues on a more personal level. It is not one to miss!
Participants on the Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event.
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