Inverse Transport Theory and Tomography (10w5063)


(University of Chicago)

(Purdue University)

(University of Washington and HKUST)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Inverse Transport Theory and Tomography" workshop from May 16 to 21, 2010.

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together specialists in the general area of inverse transport theory. Inverse transport encompasses many theoretical and practical areas. In case of no scattering, inverse transport includes e.g. classical tomography, with its applications in medical and geophysical imaging. In the presence of particle scattering, applications include optical tomography (propagation of photons through human tissues) and radiation through the atmosphere (which includes the important problem in global warming of radiation through clouds). In the presence of highly scattering media, inverse transport includes the inverse theory of diffusion equations, as it is used in optical tomography and in electrical impedance tomography. We plan to invite pure and applied mathematicians and scientists in other fields working on those problems.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the US National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologí­a (CONACYT).