15.08.2018
Research news
University news

Experts in inverse problems meet in Jyväskylä, 20.–23.8.2018

The workshop “Inverse problems, PDE and geometry” gathers experts working in the broad field of inverse problems, providing a place to discuss novel methods, current directions, and future trends in the field. The workshop will be organized 20.–23.8.2018 in Jyväskylä, Finland.

The workshop "Inverse problems, PDE and geometry" is organized by Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Jyväskylä between the 20th and 23rd of August, 2018. Department of Mathematics and Statistics is currently participating in the Centre of Excellence of Inverse Modelling and Imaging, in co-operation with University of Helsinki, which is internationally recognized as the world's leading unit in the theory, implementation, and application of inversion methods.

The workshop focuses on recent progress in the mathematical theory of inverse problems and related methods in partial differential equations, geometry and microlocal analysis. This is the beginning workshop of the ERC Consolidator Grant project of the organizer, and the workshop is also part of the activities of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Inverse Modelling and Imaging (2018–2025).

Mathematics to enhance imaging

Inverse problems research concentrates on the mathematical theory and practical implementation of indirect measurements. Applications are found in numerous research fields involving scientific, medical or industrial imaging; familiar examples include X-ray computed tomography and ultrasound imaging. Inverse problems have a rich mathematical theory employing modern methods in partial differential equations, harmonic analysis, and differential geometry. By using the methods of inverse problems it is possible to bring advances in modern mathematics to a vast number of applied areas.

- The theory has potential applications, for example, in detecting faults in concrete structures or in studying the interior structure of the Earth, says Mikko Salo, Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Jyväskylä and an ERC Consolidator Grant holder.

An important international meeting place

Organizing the workshop in Jyväskylä offers a great opportunity to present the education, research and capabilities of University of Jyväskylä. This workshop aims to bring together some of the most prominent experts in the mathematical theory of inverse problems and closely related fields to present state-of-the-art results and address open problems. An important part of the workshop is to provide a venue for promising young researchers to present their work, and to foster interaction between experts in different disciplines.

Additional information: