Computer Science

Computer Science Colloquium

Maurizio Seracini
University of California, San Diego, USA

A FUTURE FOR THE PAST: Engineering Sciences to Safeguard and Rediscover Cultural Heritage

Thu 09.06.2011, 20:00, 60 minutes
Ars Electronica Center (AEC), Deep Space


Please note that admission to the Ars Electronica Center is 2,- ?, including an accompanying person; Holders of a KeplerCard or valid Museum ticket are admitted free of charge. A reservation can be made in advance at or via 0732.7272.51 (place cards have to be picked no later than 20 minutes before the talk). Without reservation seats will be provided on a first come, first served basis. <br/> <br/> <br/> Engineering Sciences are playing an increasing role in conservation, preservation and rediscovery of Cultural Heritage. A survey of some of the most significant and ground breaking contributions of science and technology to Art, Architecture and Archaeology will be presented. New discoveries on Leonardo's masterpieces and the latest developments on the search for the


CISA3 Director Maurizio Seracini is a pioneer in the use of multispectral imaging and other diagnostic as well as analytical technologies as applied to works of art and structures. He joined Calit2 at UC San Diego in 2006, more than thirty years after graduating from UCSD with a B.A. in bioengineering in 1973. Seracini returned to Italy for graduate school and received the Laurea degree in electronic engineering from the University of Padua, where he went on to study medicine. From 1975-77, he participated in the ?Leonardo Project,? to locate the long-lost fresco, ?The Battle of Anghiari? (a project sponsored by the Armand Hammer Foundation, Kress Foundation and Smithsonian Institute). In 1977, Seracini established Editech, a Florence-based company that was the first to provide art and architectural diagnostic services, and in 1979 he co-founded the Interdisciplinary Center for Ultrasonic Diagnostics in Medicine, also in Florence. He has studied more than 2,500 works of art and historic buildings, ranging from Leonardo Da Vinci's
Invited by Univ. Prof. Dr. Oliver Bimber

The Computer Science Colloquium is organized by the Department of Coputer Science at JKU, the Österreichische Gesellschaft für Informatik (ÖGI) and the Österreichische Computergesellschaft (OCG).
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