Summer School on Inverse Problems in Radiative Transfer


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The Focused Research Group (FRG) on "Inverse Problems in Radiative Transfer" will have its annual meeting June 18-22, 2007, the week before AIP 2007, at the University of Washington (UW). The participants of the FRG are: Guillaume Bal (Columbia), Arnold Kim (University of California, Merced), Steve McDowall (Western Washington), John Schotland (University of Pennsylvania), Plamen Stefanov (Purdue), and Gunther Uhlmann (UW).

As part of the meeting the FRG will run a graduate summer school on the topic of the FRG. Several applications will be
considered, in particular optical tomography (OT) and optical molecular imaging (OMI).  These imaging techniques are based on using photons to probe tissues and deduce their optical properties (OT) and on using molecular markers (OMI).  These markers seek out changes inside cells that are precursors for disease development, and emit radiation that is detectable outside the body. David Isaacson (RPI) will give the PIMS Distinguished Lectures during the summer school. The members of the FRG and other distinguished researchers, including Simon Arridge (University College, London), Ian Langmore (University of Washington), Norman McCormick (UW), Gen Nakamura (Hokkaido University, Japan), Frederic Noo (University of Utah), Axel Osses (Universidad de Chile), Xiaochauan Pan (University of Chicago), Kui Ren (Columbia University), and Richard Sanchez (Centre de Saclay, France) will also give talks during this time.

There is funding from the FRG grant to support the participation of a limited number of graduate students and postdocs. If you are interested please send by email a letter of application, and include your CV, to Gunther Uhlmann ( Please also ask a senior scientist familiar with your work to send a letter of reference to Gunther Uhlmann. The deadline for applications for support is April 30, 2007.