The Technical University of Denmark is happy to welcome Professor Rajmund Mokso from MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University as affiliated professor in Large scale X-ray Imaging.
In celebraton of the appointment DTU Compute invites you to attend Rajmund Mokso’s inaugural lecture and reception.
Venue: Friday, 24th March 2017 at 3 pm, building 101A, the meeting centre, room S09,
Technical University of Denmark, Anker Englundsvej 1, 2800 Kongens Lyngby
3.00 - 3.10 pm Welcome by Professor, acting Head of Department Bjarne Kjær Ersbøll
3.10 - 3.50 pm Inaugural lecture titled “The dynamics of life under an X-ray microscope”.
4.00 - 5.00 pm Reception
Everybody is welcome. Registration is not required.
Abstract Inaugural lecture:
Visualizing fast micrometer-scale internal movements in small animals, plants and bacteria is a key challenge for studies in functional anatomy, physiology and biomechanics. Traditionally, X-ray imaging holds a strong position on this field. In-vivo X-ray computed tomography is routinely performed down to a spatial resolution of several tens of micrometers . The brightest X-ray source ever built is the MAX IV Laboratory in Lund inaugurated in June 2016 to push the limits of resolution in time and space further.
We anticipate that looking into the living tissue in its native environment will be soon feasible in a true 3D manner at the micrometer scale. Three dimensional in vitro studies down to 10 nm resolution will become reality using coherent X-ray nano-imaging techniques. As the potential is significant, the expectations are accordingly high, but the road to success is not evident.
The big amount of data (often 1 TB/min already today) in the form of X-ray tomograms is visually often appealing, but the true scientific values are buried deeply in these multidimensional arrays. The tools to exploit them, interpret and visualize are scattered across the diverse scientific communities. I will highlight the success stories from the past [2,3] when such tools contributed significantly to the understanding of processes and the organization of living matter. At the same time I will point out where in my opinion a significant shift of paradigm is required in terms of quantification of multidimensional images.
Bjarne Kjær Ersbøll, Professor, acting Head of Department, DTU Compute.