IMA Conference on Inverse Problems from Theory to Application


  • 19 September - 21 September 2017
  • Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Rd, Cambridge, CB3 0WA, UK
  • Organiser: Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
  • Contact: Lizzi Lake
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  • Phone: +44 (0) 1702 354 020
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An inverse problem denotes the task of computing an unknown physical quantity from indirect measurements. The corresponding forward problem maps the physical quantity to the measurements. In most realistic situations the solution of the inverse problem is challenging, complicated by incomplete and noisy measurements, as well as non-invertible forward operators which render the inverse problem ill-posed (that is lack of stability and/or uniqueness of solutions). Inverse problems appear in many practical applications in biology, medicine, weather forecasting, chemistry, engineering, physics, to name but a few, and their analysis and solution presents considerable challenges in mathematics and statistics. This conference will bring together mathematicians and statisticians, working on theoretical and numerical aspects of inverse problems, and engineers, physicists and other scientists, working on challenging inverse problem applications. We welcome industrial representatives, doctoral students, early career and established academics working in this field to attend.

Conference topics
•Regularisation theory
•Statistical inverse problems
•Data assimilation
•Inverse problem applications

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