2017年3月3日上午，受学院邀请，美国人文与科学院(American Academy of Arts and Sciences)院士、华盛顿大学Gunther Uhlmann教授莅临我院，在学院学术报告厅作了题为“Inverse Problems and Harry Potter's Cloak”的学术报告，这是我院今年举办的第1场名师名家学术论坛。学术报告厅座无虚席，与会人员包括数学与统计学院院领导、教师、研究生和本科生。
首先，会场主持人对Gunther Uhlmann教授来学院交流讲学表示热烈欢迎，并隆重介绍了Gunther Uhlmann教授。Gunther Uhlmann教授表示非常高兴来中南大学讲学。Gunther Uhlmann教授的研究领域包括反问题、图像、微局部分析和偏微分方程，他今天讲学的内容为反问题及其应用，整个报告分两部分。第一部分介绍反问题的实际背景，列举了一些典型例子，第二部分讲隐形，隐形是一个古今中外都特别感兴趣的话题，有着非常重要的理论和实际意义，Gunther Uhlmann教授介绍了隐形理论、隐形方案及他们的研究工作。Gunther Uhlmann教授以一个数学家的高度来分析和研究反问题，整个讲学深入浅出、循序渐进，让在座的师生们领略了国际大师的风范。
近年来，Gunther Uhlmann教授与我院有密切的学术交流与合作，邓又军副教授与他有合作论文，一名本科和硕士毕业于我院的在读博士生即将访问Gunther Uhlmann教授。我们期待着将来与Gunther Uhlmann教授有更多的学术交流与合作，以推进我院在反问题等领域的学科建设与发展。
Gunther Uhlmann，is a mathematician whose research focuses on inverse problems and imaging, microlocal analysis and partial differential equations.
Uhlmann received his Licenciatura degree at the Universidad de Chile in Santiago in 1973 and received a PhD at MIT in 1976. He held postdoctoral positions at MIT, Harvard and NYU, including a Courant Instructorship at the Courant Institute in 1977–1978. In 1980, he became Assistant Professor at MIT and then moved in 1985 to the University of Washington. He has been the Walker Family Professor at the University of Washington since 2006. During 2010-2012 he was on leave at the University of California, Irvine, as the Excellence in Teaching Endowed Chair.
In 2001 he was elected a Corresponding Member of the Chilean Academy of Sciences. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics since 2004. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009 and a SIAM Fellow in 2010. He was an Invited Speaker at ICM in Berlin in 1998 and a Plenary Speaker at International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics in Zurich in 2007. He was named a Clay Senior Scholar at the Mathematics Research Institute at Berkeley in the Fall of 2010. In Fall 2010 he held the Chancellor Professorship at UC Berkeley. He was named a Highly Cited Researcher by ISI in 2004. He was awarded the Bocher Memorial Prize in 2011 and the Kleinman Prize also in 2011. In Fall 2011 he was a Rothschild Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK. Uhlmann delivered the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Einstein Lecture in 2012. He was awarded the Fondation Math'ematiques de Paris Research Chair for 2012–2013. He was elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences in 2012 and is also an AMS Fellow since 2012. He was awarded a Simons Fellowship for 2013–2014. In 2013, he was elected Foreign Member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters. He gave a Plenary Lecture at the International Congress of Mathematical Physics in 2015.