Look, but don’t touch!

Tuesday 11th October 2016 7:30PM – 7:30PM

How algorithms are helping to read 2,000 year old inscriptions.  A challenge for archaeologists, classicists and epigraphers is how to discover and read text that has been inscribed on ancient artifacts, without causing any damage to the objects.  Dr Jacqueline Christmas will be showing how digital photography and some clever algorithms can be combined to reveal details that are unable to be seen by the naked eye, and show some results from a recent trip to the archaeological site at Pistiros in Bulgaria.

Dr Jacqueline Christmas is a lecturer in the Computer Science department at the University of Exeter, specialising in Machine Learning.  She has a particular interest in enabling computers to extract useful information from images and videos.  The talk is in honour of Ada Lovelace.

Venue: Norman Lockyer Observatory, EX10 0NY

The event is free. No booking required.