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CTinHS Lecture 2/2022: Principles of holographic interferometry for non-destructive subsurface examination

The CTinHS lectures are part of HS Academy: a collaborative initiative between IPERION HS (www.iperionhs.eu) and E-RIHS (www.e-rihs.eu). The two European projects integrate facilities of recognized excellence in Heritage Science, offering access to a wide range of high-level scientific instruments, methodologies, data, tools and training opportunities for advancing knowledge and innovation in the field.

The second lecture of the “Current Topics in Heritage Science” series will be delivered by Dr. Vivi Tornari. She is a senior expert in Optics/Holography/Interferometry and Optical system development, founder of Applied Holographic Metrology for Cultural Heritage and creator of DHSPI-Digital Holographic Speckle Pattern Interferometry portable system.  She will speak online in the “Current Topics in Heritage Science” series on Thursday, October 20th, at 3 pm (Rome time).

Lecture #02 is focused on the basic principles and prominent applications of Holographic Interferometry non-destructive examination of movable and immovable heritage objects. The invited expert will illustrate the fundamental aspects of the theory and will also present the working principle of the remote access portable custom designed scientific instrument – Digital Holographic Speckle Pattern Interferometry (DHSPI). Some recent real case applications will be shown to illustrate the current advancements and limitations, as well as future potentials of the methodology. The lecture is a lifelong learning opportunity and is open to both experienced and emerging professionals, experts in the field as well as students, colleagues, researchers and practitioners.

October 20th, 2022 at 3 pm (Rome time zone)

You will learn

  • How does the technique work
  • What are the main advantages and limitations
  • How it is used in on-site for subsurface examination of cultural heritage objects

Key topics we’ll cover

  • Principles of holographic interferometry
  • Needs of subsurface examination in cultural heritage
  • History and application of the custom-built DHSPI system
  • Potentials and future frontiers of the technique

45 minutes (30 minutes + 15 minutes Q&A)

Vivi Tornari, PhD, is a Senior Specialized Scientist, Head of the Holography Laboratory of Laser Applications at the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser of the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Crete, Greece). She has created the Applied Holography Metrology, thus claimed an active role in shaping new diagnostic technologies in investigation and control procedures in the documentation of movable and immovable cultural heritage objects with laser techniques. She authored and coordinated major European scientific projects. 1996-2012 Tutor in Modern Optics and Applications, designed course for department of Physics,  University of Crete, 2018 – today Visiting Professor at Shanghai university, department of Mechatronics and Automation.

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