Math Encounters is MoMath’s popular free public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics, produced with support from the Simons Foundation. For further information, call the National Museum of Mathematics at 212-542-0566 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“3D X-Ray Vision: how tomography uses math to reveal the invisible”
featuring Samuli Siltanen
Wednesday, February 8
Presentations at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm ET
Doctors peek inside patients using CT scanners, combining X-rays and mathematics to produce slice images. How easy is it to decipher what they see? Join mathematician Samuli Siltanen and test your own tomographer skills as you guess the image only by looking at X-ray data. Then, learn how you can use math to more accurately identify the image… even if it’s a unicorn!
Special introduction by Jennifer Mueller, Professor Laureate in the College of Natural Sciences at Colorado State University.
Math Encounters is MoMath’s popular free public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics, produced with support from the Simons Foundation.
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Presented by the Simons Foundation and the National Museum of Mathematics.
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