Introduction to inverse boundary problems
Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
We provide a general introduction to the field of inverse boundary problems for elliptic PDE, with the celebrated Calderon problem serving as a prototypical example. The emphasis of the talk is on the techniques based on Carleman estimates and their role in the construction of complex geometric optics solutions. We also survey some of the more recent developments, including partial data problems, inverse boundary problems on manifolds, as well as inverse boundary problems for non-linear equations.