M4: Modern Challenges in Inverse Problems Including Boundary Rigidity, Microlocal Analysis and Cloaking

Minisymposium dedicated to the 70th anniversary of an outstanding expert in inverse problems, Walker Family Endowed Professor of Mathematics University of Washington, Gunther Uhlmann

Professor Gunther Uhlmann has made fundamental contributions for decades to microlocal analysis and applications, the solution of important inverse problems including Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) also called Calderon's problem, travel time tomography, also called boundary rigidity and lens rigidity, integral geometry, and inverse problems arising in general relativity. He and collaborators have done pioneering work in proposing transformation optics, a method to make objects invisible to electromagnetic waves, acoustic waves, matter waves, and other types of waves.

This minisymposium celebrates the anniversary of Professor Uhlmann, his many fundamental and insightful contributions to inverse problems and partial differential equations, and his pioneering work in the mathematics of boundary rigidity, microlocal analysis and cloaking. The methods pioneered by Prof. Gunther Uhlmann are essential contributions to almost all areas of inverse problems.

Gen Nakamura, Hokkaido University, Japan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Eric Todd Quinto, Tufts University, USA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Plamen Stefanov, Purdue University, USA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Invited Speakers (will be anounced later):
Laudatio for Prof. Gunther Uhlmann


Prof. Dr. Liliana Borcea

University of Michigan, USA

Inverse scattering in random media, Electro-magnetic inverse problems, Effective properties of composite materials, transport in high contrast, heterogeneous media

Prof. Dr. Bernd Hofmann

Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany

Regularization of inverse and ill-posed problems

Prof. Dr. John C Schotland

Yale University, USA

Inverse problems with applications to imaging, Scattering theory, Waves in random media, Nano-scale optics, Coherence theory and quantum optics

Prof. Dr. Erkki Somersalo

Case Western Reserve University, USA

Computational and statistical inverse problems, Probabilistic methods for uncertainty quantification, Modeling of complex systems, Biomedical applications

Prof. Dr. Gunther Uhlmann

University of Washington, USA

Inverse problems and imaging, Partial differential equations, Microlocal analysis, Scattering theory

Prof. Dr. Jun Zou

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR

Numerical solutions of electromagnetic Maxwell systems and interface problems, inverse and ill-posed problems, preconditioned and domain decomposition methods