22 Sep 2015

Maths & 'Making Waves' in Art History

From Nine To Noon, 10:08 am on 22 September 2015

Can image analysis detect the hand of the Old Masters like Giotto or Rembrandt? The pioneering Belgian physicist and mathematician, Ingrid Daubechies has the answers. She is in New Zealand, as the Maclaurin Lecturer, to discuss how image processing tools are used to decide whether a painting is an original or not, or whether several parts of a painting were painted by the same person. Or not. The James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics at Duke University was the first female full professor of mathematics at Princeton University; the first woman to receive the National Academy of Sciences Award in Mathematics in 2000; and the first female president of the International Mathematical Union in 2010.