Mathematics & Statistics Colloquium - Guillem Cobos, IT Tralee

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 16:00
MS Teams

Title: The ultrahyperbolic equation after Fritz John

Speaker: Guillem Cobos, IT Tralee

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Fritz John showed in 1938 that the ultrahyperbolic equation arises as the compatibility for functions on line space to come from line integrals of functions in Euclidean 3-space. The introduction of the canonical neutral Kaehler metric on the space of oriented lines clarifies the relationship and broadens the paradigm to allow new insights. In particular, conformal maps of the neutral metric are used to generate new solutions to the equation. The link with tomography is explained, and the possibility of image reconstruction from attenuation values along lines intersecting a fixed line in space is discussed.

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