Last week (02.03 – 06.03) took place in Kefermarkt the first winter school of the Austrian Study Foundation (Österreichische Studienstiftung). That was the fourth seminar organized by the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften) with the title “Applied mathematics: as useful as exciting”.
Selected pupils from schools around Austria had the possibility to learn and develop themselves applications of mathematics in everyday life. The four topics where: Financial mathematics, mathematical methods in Tomography, graph theory and mathematical modeling of sound.
Axel Kittenberger and Leonidas Mindrinos (University of Vienna) presented the fundamentals of the Radon transform, its properties and application to tomography. The students made 3D origami objects, image them with a system imitating an optical tomographic setup and then obtain the reconstructed pictures. Günter Auzinger (JKU Linz) addressed also the mathematics of sound propagation. The pupils had the opportunity to answer questions like: What makes the pitch of a musical instrument, what makes the sound and what does this mean for the human voice.
Wolfgang Drexler (PI of the sub-project “Multi-Modal Imaging”) discusses about his work on Optical Coherence Tomography and his new role as co-chair of BiOS at SPIE Photonics West, one of the biggest biomedical optics, and imaging conference. Read the whole interview here.
The Third Internal Meeting of the SFB Project “Tomography Across the Scales” took place in Obergurgl (Tirol) from December 1 to 5, 2019. More than 30 researchers participated giving interesting talks and with their fruitful discussions helped the members of the SFB to continue their research in the right direction. Along with the 3rd meeting we had the PI and member meetings where we discussed the progress of the common projects and the organization of the future events. Continue reading “Third internal meeting is finished! Report and pictures”
Otmar Scherzer gave an interview to the ECMI Annual Report 2018: “Mathematics with industry: driving innovation”. He describes how the field of industrial mathematics evolved over the last years and his recent research projects, focusing on the SFB project “Tomography across the scales”. The Report is edited by A. Münch (University of Oxford) and the interview was conducted by L. Mindrinos (RICAM, Linz). You can read the whole report here.
Scientists working at the Campus Technik presented aspects of their research (small presentations and experiments) to more than 1500 pupils. Benedikt was the coordinator and together with Mia, Franziska Strasser, Simon Moser, Alexander Jesacher, Lisa Bodner, Nicola Bregenzer and Martin Bawart gave hands-on experiments and exciting presentations about Optical tweezers and Lasers.
Since March of this year, Monika Ritsch-Marte, the PI of the sub-project Imaging of Trapped Particles, is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. We congratulate Monika for this achievement, reflecting her recognition as an expert in Optics.
From September 10 to 13, 2019, the second SFB Member Workshop took place in Strobl am Wolfgangsee. This year, the regular and associated members presented recent results and discussed about future work. The PI’s were also invited to share their insights on the different projects and give status reports. Besides that, the members used the free time for a hike to the top of Bleckwand and a boat trip across the lake Wolfgang. It was another great meeting organized by Denise Schmutz.