Coming to Linz…not such an Inverse Idea

My name is Kemal Raik and I am currently working on the FWF funded project on nonlinear heuristic regularisation for astronomical imaging at the Industrial Mathematics Institute in the Johannes Kepler University Linz. I am originally from London in the United Kingdom and did my bachelor studies in Aberdeen and then went on to attain […]

The Whole is more than the Sum of its Bricks

The AAO team of the Industrial Mathematics Institute of the JKU Linz has gained profound experience in the fields of adaptive optics during the ELT-project with ESO. Based on this expertise, the AAO team is engaged in the SFB-project “Tomography across the Scales”, especially in the sub-project “P5 – Tomography in Astrophysics”. The focus lies […]

SFB Tomography Across the Scales: Quantitative Optical Imaging from Single Molecules to Stars

Technologies which provide insight into the structure of biological/human material repeatedly have led to medical breakthroughs. In 1979, Allan MacLeod Cormack and Godfrey Houndsfield won the Nobel Prize in “Physiology and Medicine” for the first development of a CT-Scanner. The ability to inspect the internal three-dimensional structure of the human body by tomography has revolutionized […]

Telescopes and Pyramids

My name is Victoria Hutterer and I am currently working as a member of the Austrian Adaptive Optics Group in Industrial Mathematics at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz. My research is mainly concerned with wavefront reconstruction from pyramid wavefront sensor data in astronomical Adaptive Optics. Adaptive Optics: Due to diffraction of light and turbulences […]

Junior group leader position in mathematics

The Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences announces the opening of a Junior Group Leader Position in the fields of Life Sciences or Mathematical Data Sciences. For more information please visit:

When Crisp Theory is Disrupted by Messy Reality

In so many human endeavors, there is often a large gulf between an idea and the execution of that idea, between a philosophical ideal about how something works (or should work) and the implementation of a solution based upon this ideal meant to solve some problem. Every person in the world experiences this in some […]

Moving to Austria to Do Mathematics

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My name is Kirk Soodhalter. I am currently a research scientist at the Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics and a consultant mathematician at the firm Mathconsult in Linz, Austria. Prior to this, I worked for four years as an assistant professor in the Industrial Mathematics Institute at Johannes Kepler University in Linz. […]

Celebrating the Radon Transform

A century ago, the paper  “Über die Bestimmung von Funktionen durch ihre Integralwerte längs gewisser Mannigfaltigkeiten” has been published by Johann Radon in Berichte über die Verhandlungen der Königlich-Sächsischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig. Mathematisch-Physische Klasse, Band 69, 1917, Seiten 262–277, which laid, by the Radon transform, the basis of computerized tomography. From Marc 27 to March 31, […]

MICADO – First Light Instruments for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT)

by Roland Wagner, RICAM Apart from METIS, our group in Linz is also involved in the development of MICADO, the Multi-AO Imaging Camera for Deep Observations of the E-ELT. The consortium behind MICADO is led by the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics  (MPE). What is MICADO? The name MICADO is well-known in a slightly […]

Mathematics can be tough

voestalpine Grobblech is one of the world’s leading producers of heavy plates that find their applications in extreme conditions. Tough, HIC- and wear resistant as well as roll bonded clad plates are the focus of their product mix. To control the thermomechanical conditions during the production in an appropriate way, is one of the key […]