National University of Singapore


13-17, Aug. 2018

 The 9th International Conference on  Inverse Problems and Related Topics
 (ICIP2018 in Singapore)
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Tutorial on Calderon's Problem: Visibility and Invisibility

Time: 6-10, August, 2018
Gunther Uhlmann, University of Washington, USA

Venue: Institute for Mathematical Sciences (IMS), National University of Singapore (Kent Ridge campus)


This tutorial will introduce the mathematical foundations of electrical impedance tomography (EIT), which consists in determining the electrical properties of a medium by making voltage and current measurements at the boundary of the medium. This inverse problem is also known as Calderon's problem. The tutorial will concentrate on the topic of complex geometrical optics solutions that have led to many advances in the field of inverse problems. We will consider also the question of how make objects invisible to electromagnetic and other kinds of waves. We will concentrate on the topic of "transformation optics" that has led to many theoretical and practical developments in invisibility cloaking. This method arose in constructing counterexamples to Calderon's inverse problem.

Important messages:
Registration is free
The Institute for Mathematical Sciences (IMS) at NUS offers to support international graduate students for for local expenses (including on-campus accommodation and per-diem) covering the whole period of the Tutorial and the ICIP conference. In principle, up to 2 students from the same university/institution will be supported. In order to apply for the abovementioned support,

o  A curriculum vitae (CV) is required to submit in PDF format to no later than 10 May, 2018. The CV should include student's contact information, research interest, advisor's name and other relevant information.

o  Students must present identification or documentation from their university/institution to prove that they are students.