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
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