The exact natural sciences are all based on solutions to inverse problems: their foundation lies in inferences drawn from experimental knowledge and interpretations of that knowledge within the frame of mathematical models. The CoE engages in multidisciplinary research that ranges from the results of pure mathematics to industrial and commercial applications. This is made possible by applications of mathematical formalism.
The aim is to produce workable and well-reasoned solutions to practical inverse problems. This serves to demonstrate the power of mathematical methods with the phenomenal accumulation and growing complexity of experimental knowledge and mathematical models.
The problems addressed by the CoE include medical and industrial imaging, asteroid modelling, new-generation radar measurements, biomass and carbon footprint measurements, and practical invisibility techniques. The CoE is the world-leading unit in the theory, practice and applications of inversion problems.
Based at six universities, the CoE teams make up an integrated and interactive network in the fields of mathematics, physics, statistics and computational science. For the teams, research is a way of life, a passion and an adventure.
Professor Matti Lassas
University of Helsinki
tel. +358 9 191 51457
- Sites of research: University of Helsinki, University of Jyväskylä, University of Oulu, University of Eastern Finland, Tampere University of Technology, Lappeenranta University of Technology