The Special Semester on “Tomography Across the Scales” concluded with its final workshop on “Inverse Problems in Large Scales” and spanned the interval between 28 November – 2 December 2022.
There, SFB member Fabian Hinterer gave a talk on “a projected Nesterov-Kaczmarz approach to stellar population distribution reconstruction in Extragalactic Archaeology” in the presence of experts spanning the various mathematical branches that are connected to inverse problems. Other SFB members were also participants, including organisers Otmar Scherzer and Ronny Ramlau, as well as Peter Elbau, Michael Quellmalz, Ekaterina Sherina, Simon Hubmer and Kemal Raik.
We would once again like to thank the organisers for their hospitality and providing the platform for experts in the area to share and exchange ideas.
The SFB team welcomes new team member Kemal Raik as its latest addition. He will function as the scientific project coordinator and will be responsible for organisational as well as administrative elements of the project. Kemal Raik, now at the University of Vienna’s Computational Science Centre, had previously been employed at the Industrial Mathematics Institute of the Johannes Kepler University Linz and brings with him his expertise on inverse problems and regularisation theory. We look forward to fruitful collaborations and working together with him.
From 10th to 21st of October, the first two workshop-weeks of the RICAM Special Semester “Tomography across the Scales” took place at the Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics in Linz. There, Fabian Hinterer, Simon Hubmer, Michael Quellmalz, Ekaterina Sherina and Leopold Veselka, all members of the mathematical subprojects within the SFB project, were invited to present their latest scientific advances to an audience of experts in the various fields of Inverse Problems. Furthermore, the members got the chance to exchange ideas with other researchers and to benefit from external input. We express our gratitude to the organizers for the invitation and the hospitality during these perfectly organized workshops!
Currently, the autumn school as part of the Special Semester “Tomography Across the Scales” takes places at the RICAM in Linz. Peter Elbau, one of our project leaders, was invited to give an introductory lecture on the mathematics behind optical coherence tomography. The audience, including several members of SFB, warmly welcomed the intuitive and very well presented lecture on this highly complex topic.
From 26th to 29th of September 2022, the SFB members and project associates met in person for the Fifth SFB Member Meeting, which took place at the “Hois’n Wirt” Hotel in Gmunden. This was the first member meeting held in the second funding period of the SFB project and also the first one after covid-19 restrictions. All participants had a chance to present and discuss their work and broader research interests related to their sub-projects in a casual atmosphere. The members enjoyed the enlightening variety of topics reflected in the event program, fruitful interdisciplinary collaboration discussions and a hike up Grünberg and Laudachsee.
A big thanks to all members for their active participation and also to the member speaker Ekaterina Sherina for organizing this event!
From June 19 to 22, 2022, for the first time new and old members of the SFB project “Tomography Across the Scales” met each other in person in Roßleithen(Upper Austria). Interesting talks about the already accomplished and the possible future work helped the new members to get to know the various fields of research and initiated discussions about additional collaborations within the SFB project. A hiking trip up to the Wurbauerkogel concluded this well organized event.
We are happy to announce that Magdalena Schneider, PhD student in Sub-project Superresolution Microscopy, defended successfully her PhD thesis on 20th of October, 2021.
Magdalena was a PhD student under the supervision of Gerhard Schütz, principal investigator of Sub-project Superresolution Microscopy, at the Institute of Applied Physics at the TU Wien. Her thesis title is “Statistical analysis of biomolecular clustering and oligomerization” and can be found here.
Currently, she is working as a postdoctoral researcher in the SFB.
We are more than happy to announce that the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) decided to extend the duration of the Special Research Program “Tomography Across the Scales” for a second funding period, until February 2026.
All involved sub-projects have been granted and our team will grow with the addition of Glenn van de Ven’s group (University of Vienna) and Gabriele Steidl’s group (TU Berlin – needs additional approval from DFG).