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Unraveling the Physics of Light at Scale

Project description

We are beginning to see the light in fields from environmental science to biology

Photons are tiny quantum probes of the world around us. The ways in which these packets of light are reflected, refracted or absorbed by the materials in their paths can be used to identify the materials themselves. However, to 'filter' out all the limitless other things in the literal and metaphorical picture, we must know what these things are and how they modify light. This so-called inverse problem – working backward from an indirect measurement to a measurement of interest from the known relationship between the two – is quite complex yet vital to fields ranging from satellite imagery and climate science to microscopy of biological specimens. The EU-funded UNRAVEL project is developing computer graphics methodologies that integrate those hidden bridges between limitless parameters and light to enable scientists in virtually any field to analyse complex images and extract the parameters of interest.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/computer vision

Call for proposal

ERC-2020-STG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-STG - Starting Grant

Host institution

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 496 955

Beneficiaries (1)

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 1 496 955
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments