Above and beyond: SFB Member Workshop.

The first SFB Member Workshop took place in Altenmarkt im Pongau, September 12-14.  Members and external associated researchers had the opportunity to talk about first findings, current problems and their ideas for future investigations.  Beyond that the time was used for interesting discussions and the team building was elevated above the ground in a high rope course. As a guest Günter Auzinger, the European Science Slam winner 2018, performed his entertaining and informative act.

Reconstruction Methods for Inverse Problems (19w5092)

at Banff, Alberta from Sunday, June 23 to Friday June 28, 2019


  • Elena Beretta (NYU Abu Dhabi & Politecnico di Milano)
  • Uri Ascher (University of British Columbia)
  • Otmar Scherzer (University of Vienna)
  • Luminita Vese (University of California, Los Angeles)


Inverse problems require to determine the cause from a set of indirect observations. Such problems appear in medical imaging, non destructive testing of materials, computerized tomography, source reconstructions in acoustics, computer vision and geophysics, to mention but a few. The 21st century is the golden age of computer imaging: Measurement devices have become enormously powerful and huge amounts of data are recorded at every eye glimpse. Moreover, computer technology has developed to such a high degree of efficiency that the evaluation of such an enormous amount of data has become possible *if* adequate mathematical and computational tools are used.

Recently, the community has been exposed to fundamentally new mathematical models (such as learning), which stimulated exciting theoretical developments and new computational algorithms for solving complicated large scale inverse problems. This workshop will survey modern and identify new mathematical and computational developments for tackling such problems.

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Otmar Scherzer receives the 2018 EAIP award

The Eurasian Association on Inverse Problems (EAIP) is a non-governmental organization working to ensure a coordination between inverse problems research groups and scientific schools in Eurasian countries, by providing international conferences, meetings and summer schools on inverse problems, both in theory and applications.

The association has established an “EAIP Award” to recognize outstanding scientific contributions to the field of inverse problems and continuous efforts to foster cooperation between researchers of Eurasian countries.

The SFB team is growing!

The  SFB “Tomography across the scales” continues to grow. We are pleased to announce that

  • Lisa Krainz joined our team as a PhD student in the Subproject: Multi-Modal Imaging of W. Drexler. She will be working at the Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering.
  • Leopold Veselka is the PhD student at the Computational Science Center under the supervision of P. Elbau, working in the Subproject: Quantitative Coupled Physics Imaging.
  • Simon Hubmer is the postdoctoral researcher in the Subproject: Tomography in Astronomy of R. Ramlau
  • Mia Kvåle Løvmo joins the team of M. Ritsch-Marte, as a PhD student, working in Subproject: Imaging of Trapped Particles at the Division for Biomedical Physics.
  • Denise Schmutz started her PhD studies at the Computational Science Center, working in O. Scherzer’s  Subproject: Tomography with Uncertainties.
  • Montse López (PostDoc) and Magdalena Schneider (PhD student) joined G. Schütz’s group, participating in Subproject: Ultra-high Resolution Microscopy, located at the Institute of Applied Physics – Biophysics.


There are still open positions! You can apply here.

The first SFB meeting was a success!

In the Obergurgl University Center, the initial SFB “Tomography across the scales” meeting took place, on March, 18-20.  It was attended by the Principal investigators, members, external associated researchers and candidates. The participants had the opportunity, for the first time, to meet all members and interact with people from different disciplines. The talks were interesting covering all “scales”, from mathematics and physics to medical- and bio-sciences.

Everyone is looking forward to the next meeting at the end of the year!


Workshop “Inverse Problems in the Alps II”

Then, on March, 21-23, followed the more mathematical oriented workshop “Inverse Problems in the Alps II” co-organized by the SFB, the RICAM and the Doctoral Program “Computational Mathematics”. More than 30 participants enjoyed the talks in this wonderful location. This workshop celebrated also the 60th birthday (\(\varepsilon\) far) of Elena Beretta,  Politecnico di Milano, Italy!


Adaptive Optics in Astronomical Applications

Victoria Hutterer (Johannes Kepler University, Linz) posted on ECMI Blog about her research  on inverse problems for fast and accurate wavefront reconstruction focused on astronomical applications:

Workshop “Inverse Problems in the ALPS II”

The Obergurgl University Center

The SFB “Tomography across the Scales”, the Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics, and the Doctoral Program “Computational Mathematics” organize an international workshop at the Obergurgl University Center, Austria, from March, 21st to March, 23rd, 2018.

This workshop brings together experts on Inverse Problems, Regularization Theory, Tomography and Imaging.

There are only few places available on short notice. In case you are interested please contact one of the organizers: Prof. Otmar Scherzer and Prof. Ronny Ramlau.

For further information, please visit: http://tomography.univie.ac.at/conference/

PhD and Post-doctoral positions in Austria

The SFB “Tomography across the scales” is currently offering 6 PhD positions and 6 Post-doctoral positions in applied mathematics, bio-physics and medical physics.  Starting  date of the program is March 1st, 2018.

Analytically, the offered positions per University are:

  • University of Vienna: 2 Post-doc positions and 2 PhD positions.
  • Medical University of Vienna:  1 Post-doc position and 1 PhD position.
  • Vienna University of Technology: 1 Post-doc position and 1 PhD position.
  • University of Linz and RICAM: 1 Post-doc position and 1 PhD position.
  • Medical University of Innsbruck: 1 Post-doc position and 1 PhD position.

For more information and applications, please visit Open Positions