Fall 2009, Thursdays, Milner 216, 4:00-4:50 PM

Date: October 22

"  Compton Cameras Imaging "
  Yulia Hristova  


Compton Cameras Imaging is an emerging tomographic method that has applications in medicine and homeland security. This type of imaging gives rise to a new integral transform, called conical transform. The main mathematical challenge of Compton cameras imaging is to invert this transformation. I will talk about some of the known inversion formulas (very informally and briefly) in three dimensions and the deficiencies they have. Then I'll move to the easier, two dimensional, problem and I will discuss some of my work in progress. I'll try to keep the talk as non-technical as possible ;-)