ANU Mathematical Sciences Institute
Satellite images of heavenly bodies arrive on earth as blurry, low-quality ones, and from them their original versions must be recovered. This phenomenon can be imagined as an example of a math problem, called inverse problem. One way of recovering involves repeated hammering of the received noisy image, like a rough sword. Of course the hammering should not take forever, so we only need a finite number of hammerings to lead us to the best possible image. But how do we prove we will really get the best image, without knowing how it looks in the first place? That's where the maths comes in!
Tom has brought together Rommel’s scientific research and his love of heavy metal music to create a digital collage hybrid heavy-metal science design. Rommel’s equation is the muscled galactic hulk pounding corrupted jigsaws of planetary photography into complete images.
This research is supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship.