Sixth SFB Member Meeting

From 12th to 15th of September this year’s SFB Member Meeting took place in Wildalpen in Styria, Austria. Aside from presenting interesting topics on and related to the ongoing research, the SFB members gathered and used the opportunity to exchange with their collaborators from other projects.


The evening activities, a very informative quiz organized by Fabian Hinterer and a campfire, rounded off wonderfully this event which was perfectly organized by our member speaker Ekaterina Sherina.
We would like to thank the members for their participation at this year’s event!

SFB goes to the AIP23

In the first week of September the 11th Applied Inverse Problems Conference took place in Göttingen, Germany. Eight of our SFB project coordinators and members participated at this conference. All participants used the opportunity to present their recent and ongoing research in various minisymposia. In addition, four minisymposia at this conference were organized by Peter Elbau, Ekaterina Sherina, Michael Quellmalz and Leopold Veselka.

SFB Members at the ICIAM23

Two SFB members, Fabian Hinterer and Leopold Veselka, were invited to the ICIAM23 Conference in Tokyo, Japan, where they had the chance to present their newest results in the minisymposium under the name “Recent Developments in Applied Inverse Problems”.
Both speakers would like to express their gratitude to the organizers Hiroshi Fujiwara and Kamran Sadiq for the invitation and the warm welcome in Tokyo.

Fourteenth Internal SFB Meeting

The 14th Internal SFB Meeting took place, for the first time, at Hotel Bergkristall in Wildalpen between 3-5 July, featuring talks, discussions and even an excursion.

The excursion took the Hopfgartenrunde and had a strong turnout amongst participants. The tour also featured a brief refreshment stop, where participants could enjoy a beverage under the gaze of the surrounding mountains.

Participants were feasted to 16 talks in total, from both SFB members and invited non-members, on various topics from our various sub-projects.

Overall, the meeting was a great success. The SFB members will return once more for the 6th Member Meeting in September. The next Internal SFB Meeting, however, will feature a return to Obergurgl.

We welcome a new member: Franziska Strasser

Dr Franziska Strasser

I recently completed my PhD in the field of optical tweezers with a focus on force and torque measurements, supervised by Monika Ritsch-Marte and Gregor Thalhammer. Now I am a postdoc in the SFB, in the subproject ‘Imaging of Trapped Particles’, where I work together with Mia Kvåle Løvmo and Simon Moser on phase measurements of acoustically trapped objects. Being part of the SFB project is a fantastic opportunity for me to collaborate with other researchers”.

We are honoured to have Franziska as part of our team and look forward to her contributions ahead.

Otmar Scherzer to be Speaker at CIMPA Research Summer School, Cuba

SFB Speaker Otmar Scherzer will be a speaker too at the CIMPA Research Summer School on “Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Simulation in Medicine”, which will be held at the Universidad de La Habana, Cuba, on 4-7 June 2023. There, he will give lectures virtually on topics in inverse problems: an introductory lecture on tomography and a more advanced lecture on numerical inversion. Further details may be found via the link.

Otmar Scherzer gives talk in celebration of 20 years of RICAM and the 70th birthday of Prof. Heinz W. Engl

SFB Speaker Otmar Scherzer gave a talk on Newton methods for solving linear inverse problems with neural network coders at a colloquium in Linz which celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Johann Radon Instute (RICAM) and the 70th birthday of its founder, Prof. Heinz W. Engl.

Prof. Heinz W. Engl also gave an interview in which he was asked about how research has developed since his inception of the institute and what his own personal research highlights are, the transcript for which may be found here.