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Event Type:

Applied Mathematics and Computation Seminar

Date/Time:

Friday, May 28, 2010 - 05:00 to 06:00

Location:

Gilkey 113

Guest Speaker:

Institution:

Center for Advanced Computation, Reed College

Abstract:

The problem of autofocus (automatic sharpening) of images runs

very deep. One way to understand the extreme difficulty is this: If we

*did* have an autofocus algorithm, then multiple and powerful technological

advantages would accrue. It is as if nature will not let us into the

treasure-trove so easily. The lecturer will detail the waiting "treasures"

and describe recent advances in the quest for autofocus; in particular,

mathematics and physics are intimately involved, especially as regards

2-dimensional Fourier transforms.

Host: