Heat diffusion, waves and tomography: What do they have in common? Event as iCalendar


31 May 2017


Venue: Medium Chemistry Lecture Theatre

Location: Science Building 301, 23 Symonds Street

Host: School of Mathematics

Cost: Free - all welcome

Inaugural lecture by Professor Tom ter Elst

Heat diffusion, waves and tomography: what do they have in common?

Mathematically, the heat equation that describes the diffusion of heat inside a body, the wave equation that describes the vibration of a drum and the voltage-to-current map in electrical impedance tomography used for prospecting of mineral deposits, all involve the same operator.

Obviously this central operator needs analysis. It is connected to many interesting mathematical concepts. In this talk Professor Tom ter Else will illustrate, for some simple cases, several beautiful aspects of this operator and its consequences for the underlying physics.


Wednesday 31 May, 5.30pm

Medium Chemistry Lecture Theatre (301-G053)

Science Building 301

23 Symonds Street


Refreshments will follow the lecture