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'Inverse problems and Harry Potter's Cloak': Lonseth Lecture 2024

By Hannah Ashton

Esteemed mathematician Gunther Uhlmann will present the 39th Lonseth Lecture on Tuesday, May 14. RSVP today.

The event will begin by honoring student and faculty achievements at the Department of Mathematics annual awards ceremony from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Then, Uhlmann will speak from 4 to 5 p.m., followed by a public reception. The event takes place at the LaSells Stewart Center.

In his talk, "Inverse Problems and Harry Potter's Cloak," Uhlmann will explore various inverse problems encountered across scientific disciplines. Inverse problems involve deducing causes from observed effects, common in science and engineering, solving backward from outcomes to parameters.

Gunther Uhlmann is the Robert R. and Elaine F. Phelps Endowed Professor at the University of Washington. He has received Sloan and Guggenheim fellowships, and he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on inverse problems, and his work spans fields like medical imaging, geophysics and material science. He has received prestigious awards such as the BĂ´cher Memorial Prize and the Kleinman Prize.

Established in 1985, the Lonseth Lecture series pays tribute to the legacy of Arvid T. Lonseth, a respected figure in the Mathematics Department at Oregon State University. Explore more about Arvid Lonseth and the lecture series to appreciate its significance within academia.

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