Geometric Tomography (20w5037)


(University of Alberta)

Alexander Koldobsky (University of Missouri)

(Kent State University)

(Kent State Univeristy)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Geometric Tomography" workshop in Banff from February 9 to February 14, 2020.

Geometric tomography is the area of Mathematics dealing with the retrieval of information about convex bodies (or other objects) based on lower dimensional data, such as the size of sections or projections. The area lies at the intersection of several branches of mathematics: functional analysis, harmonic analysis, convex geometry, differential geometry, integral geometry etc. Apart from purely theoretical aspects, geometric tomography finds real-world applications in science and engineering. One of the most well-known applications is computerized tomography, which allows to generate images from X-rays of human patients. The aim of the proposed meeting is to discuss most recent developments in geometric tomography, as well as closely related areas of convex geometry and geometric functional analysis.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).