Monday 18 February 2013

Inverse Days 2013 with a special emphasis on the mathematics of Planet Earth

10-13 December 2013, Sodankylä and Inari, Finland

Organised by Markku Lehtinen, Lassi Roininen, Samuli Siltanen

Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory is organising the 19th Inverse Days in 10-13 December 2013. Two events will be organised:

  • 10 Dec 2013, Sodankylä, A thematic day mathematics with applications in geospace and atmospheric research.
  • 11-13 Dec 2013, Inari, Traditional Inverse Days will be held in Sámi Cultural Centre Sajos in Inari.

A special theme of Inverse Days 2013 is the mathematics of Planet Earth, a project managed by UNESCO. The conference themes will be organised around mathematical inverse problems relevant to Planet Earth, such as seismic inversion, remote sensing, underground prospecting and climate change. International experts will be invited, as well as international press.

Examples of relevant research themes include:
  1. Forest characterisation based on airplane-borne laser scanning data
  2. Ionosphere imaging using radar measurements
  3. Ozone layer monitoring based on satellite-borne stellar occultation data and tomographic reconstruction
  4. Climate studies with statistical uncertainty quantification
  5. Asteroid shape analysis based on light-curves
  6. Nonlinear seismic inversion
The main meeting will be held in an arctic location in Inari (68°54'27.26" N, 27°0'47.68" E), honouring the local Sámi culture and emphasising the growing importance of the Arctic. Conference venue is the Sámi cultural centre Sajos.

Sámi cultural centre Sajos and the Aurora Borealis
Inverse Days is the annual meeting of the Finnish Inverse Problems Society. It is part of the activities of Finnish Centre of Excellence in Inverse Problems Research. In recent years, Inverse Days have gathered together an international crowd of roughly 100 scholars.

The Finnish Inverse Problems Society coordinates a wealth of activity in inverse problems research in the fields  of mathematics, physics, computer science and astronomy. One of the major funding sources is our Finnish Centre of Excellence in Inverse Problems Research funded by the Academy of Finland.

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