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Light transport and imaging through complex media

Scientific meeting


Kavli Royal Society Centre, Chicheley Hall, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, MK16 9JJ


Theo Murphy international scientific meeting organised by Professor Daniele Faccio and Professor Stephen McLaughlin.


A multi-disciplinary meeting to discuss a new challenge in the field of optical imaging: the control of light transport through complex and highly scattering media. The problems of seeing through fog, a multimode fibre or inside the human body were once thought to be intractable or simply impossible. Recent developments have shown that by combining novel computational and imaging approaches, not only is this possible but also within reach.

More information on the speakers and programme will be available soon. Recorded audio of the presentations will be available on this page after the meeting has taken place. Meeting papers will be published in a future volume of Philosophical Transactions A.

Attending the event

This is a residential conference, which allows for increased discussion and networking.

  • Free to attend 
  • Advanced registration essential (more information on registration will be available soon) 
  • Catering and accommodation available to purchase during registration

Enquiries: contact the Scientific Programmes team

Call for posters

There will be a poster session on Monday 22 January 2018. If you would like to apply to present a poster please submit your proposed title, abstract (no more than 200 word and in third person), author list, name of the proposed presenter and institution to the Scientific Programmes team no later than 1 December 2017. Please note that places are limited and posters are selected at the scientific organiser's discretion. Poster abstracts will only be considered if the presenter is registered to attend the meeting.

Schedule of talks

22 January

Session 1 09:00-12:30

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09:00-09:05 Welcome

09:05-09:30 Double phase retrieval for imaging through scattering media

Professor Richard Baraniuk, Rice University, USA

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11:00-11:30 High energy photon detection for imaging special nuclear materials

Professor Alfred Hero, University of Michigan, USA

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11:30-12:00 TBC

Session 2 13:30-19:00

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13:30-14:00 TBC

14:00-14:30 Quantum optics and information science in multi-dimensional networks

Professor Christine Silberhorn, University of Paderborn, Germany

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15:30-16:00 Photon-Efficient Imaging Through Scattering Media

Professor Vivek Goyal, Boston University

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16:00-16:30 3D Computational Microscopy in Scattering Media

Professor Laura Waller, UC Berkeley

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23 January

Session 3 09:00-12:30

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09:00-09:30 Transmission matrix approach to light control through complex media : imaging and beyond

Professor Sylvain Gigan, Laboratoire Kastler-Brossel, UPMC Paris, France

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09:30-10:00 Loss-tolerant quantum imaging

Maria Chekhova, Max-Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Germany

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11:00-11:30 Time-of-flight computational imaging

Professor Andreas Velten, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

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11:30-12:00 Optical manipulation of neuronal circuits by optical wave front shaping

Dr Valentina Emiliani, Univeristy Paris Descartes, France

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Session 4 13:30-17:00

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13:30-14:00 Single Pixel Camera and data inversion

Professor Miles Padgett, University of Glasgow, UK

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14:00-14:30 Correlations between the transmitted and reflected speckle patterns in scattering media

Dr Jacopo Bertolotti, University of Exeter, UK

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15:30-16:00 TBC

Light transport and imaging through complex media Kavli Royal Society Centre, Chicheley Hall Newport Pagnell Buckinghamshire MK16 9JJ