# Inverse Problems

#### Inverse Problems

- Event time: 11:30am
- Event date: 19th April 2016
- Speaker: Mr Joshua Hellier (School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
- Location: Room 2511, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB

### Event details

It is often the case, both in science and the real world, that we wish to recover information about a system in a somewhat "indirect" manner (for example, when we use x-rays or acoustics to examine the innards of objects). This information recovery typically takes the form of solving an Inverse Problem. In this talk, I will attempt to define what an Inverse Problem is, why they can be tricky to solve (or, more appropriately, "solve"), and discuss some common methods to circumvent these difficulties.

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