[PS] Geometric Tomography


In recent years my research has been in a new field called Geometric Tomography, an area of mathematics dealing with the retrieval of information about a geometric object from data concerning its projections ("shadows") on planes and/or sections by planes. The subject has connections with convex geometry, stereology, geometric probing in robotics, computerized tomography, and other areas. The second edition of my 1995 book "Geometric Tomography" was published by Cambridge University Press (New York) in June 2006, and is available in both hardback and paperback. It is designed to be somewhat accessible even to advanced undergraduate students, and contains 79 computer-generated pictures, 66 open problems, and 872 references.

My research on geometric tomography has been supported by the National Science Foundation under grants number DMS-9201508, DMS-9501289, DMS-9802388, DMS-0203527, DMS-0603307, DMS-1103612, and DMS-1402929. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

[PS] Related Links

See the main page for geometric tomography for a quite comprehensive introduction to the subject, with examples, theory, and some working algorithms.

There is a rudimentary Wikipedia page for Geometric Tomography (not written by me!).

Workshop on Geometric Tomography and Harmonic Analysis, Banff International Research Station, Canada, March 9 to 14, 2014.

Workshop on Discrete and Geometric Tomography, and Applications to Computer Algorithms, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, April 22 and 23, 2010.

Second Summer School on Stereology and Geometric Tomography, Sandbjerg Estate, Denmark, June 17 to 21, 2002.

First Summer School on Local Stereology and Geometric Tomography, Sandbjerg Estate, Denmark, May 20 to 25, 2000.

Another Geometric Tomography web page with a nice animation of 3-dimensional sections of a 4-dimensional cube.

Discrete Tomography is a related area with a life of its own.

Workshop on Discrete Tomography and Its Applications, New York, June 13 to 15, 2005.

There is a large overlap between geometric tomography and convex geometry. See Paolo Gronchi's web page for a nice group photo of participants at the 2003 meeting on the analytical aspects of convex geometry at Cortona, Italy.

Workshop on Geometric Inequalities, Florence, Italy, May 16 to 20, 2005.

[PS]Recent Papers (PDF files for published versions of most of my earlier papers are available on request)

Some auxiliary material for published papers:

[PS] [PDF] An early version of my paper The Brunn-Minkowski inequality, Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 39 (2002), 355-405 that contains several full proofs.

[PS] [PDF] The proof of estimate (7) in R. J. Gardner and Peyman Milanfar, Reconstruction of convex bodies from brightness functions, Discrete Comput. Geom. 29 (2003), 279-303.

[PDF] An extended version of: R. J. Gardner, Markus Kiderlen, and Peyman Milanfar, Convergence of algorithms for reconstructing convex bodies and directional measures, Ann. Statist. 34 (2006), 1331-1374.

Papers just published:

[PDF] Paolo Dulio, R. J. Gardner, and Carla Peri, Characterizing the dual mixed volume via additive functionals, Indiana Univ. Math. J. 65 (2016), 69-91.

[PDF] Stefano Campi, R. J. Gardner, and Paolo Gronchi, Reverse and dual Loomis-Whitney-type inequalities, Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 368 (2016), 5093-5124.

[PDF] Gabriele Bianchi, R. J. Gardner, and Paolo Gronchi, Symmetrization in geometry, Adv. Math. 306 (2017), 51-88.


[PDF] R. J. Gardner and Markus Kiderlen, Operations between functions, Comm. Anal. Geom., to appear.

[PDF] R. J. Gardner, Daniel Hug, Wolfgang Weil, Sudan Xing, and Deping Ye, General volumes in the Orlicz-Brunn-Minkowski theory and a related Minkowski problem I, submitted.

To see a full list of publications, consult my curriculum vitae [PDF] or the excellent MathSciNet search engine, where reviews and citations can also be found. Here is a link to my Google Scholar page.

Richard J. Gardner's home page