APPLIED SCIENCE FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE PROTECTION
Topic: Image processing and satellite imagery analysis using fractional and variational calculation. This research unit covers modelling methods for image processing techniques based on variational and fractional approaches, which can be used in applied physics and in environmental studies, where any human interaction exists with the environment. In particular, the research unit is investigating, through the image processing of satellite imagery, the impact of ancient human activities on their local areas to create a built environment. The image processing used in this investigation was developed during some previous researches on the liquid crystal polarized light microscopy.
Participants: Amelia Carolina Sparavigna, Roberto Marazzato (Adjunct Professor, Politecnico di Torino), Cesare Passerini (Politecnico di Torino), William Mepa Nouteza (Politecnico di Torino) and Giovanni Corazzi (Liceo Mariano Buratti, Viterbo).
On the Press:
Asteroid Crater Hunting from Your Home, WIRED, 10 August 2010, http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/08/crater-hunting/
Scientist googles crater find, ABC, 16 August 2010, http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2010/08/16/2982419.htm
New crater in Sudan discovered using Google Maps, August 16, 2010, The Hindu, http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/technology/internet/new-crater-in-sudan-discovered-using-google-maps/article574245.ece
The geoglyphs of Titicaca, Archaeogate, 13-X-2010, http://www.archaeogate.org/classica/article/1305/1/
Possible Geoglyphs Spotted in Peru, Discovery Channel, http://porto.polito.it/2374703/3/Discovery_Channel_14_Ottober_2010.pdf 15 October 2010, and also DISCOVERY NEWS; http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/geoglyph-peru-andean.htm
Possible Geoglyphs Spotted in
Mysterious grid patterns in
ENERGY, ENVIROMENT; AND SAFETY ENGINEERING
Topic: Thermal physics for energy and environmental applications. This research unit is studying the thermal behaviour of some thermal models in periodic regimes. The aim is to simulate the behaviour of small environments at the outermost part of our planet, subjected to the periodic solar radiation. Lumped elements or volumes are used to describe spatially distributed physical systems, through a topology consisting of discrete entities. Energy storage systems are also considered. - AC Sparavigna, Measuring the Thermal Diffusivity in a Student Laboratory Engineering, 4(5) 266-271, 2012; Sparavigna A.C., S. Giurdanella, M. Patrucco, Behaviour of Thermodynamic Models with Phase Change Materials under Periodic Conditions, Energy and Power Engineering, 3(2), 2011, 150-157.
Leader: Amelia Carolina Sparavigna, Dipartimento di Scienza Applicata e Tecnologia, Politecnico Torino.
Amelia Carolina Sparavigna. firstname.lastname@example.org. General arguments of interest are as follows
You can find my studies on ancient science and image processing applied to arts and archaeology at the site: https://sites.google.com/site/archaeopapers/
Miei siti: Geoglyphs
(satellite imagery) , Merowe Dam
(satellite imagery) , La Cina del Neolitico
(Neolithic China) , il Dodecaedro
Romano (Roman Dodecahedron), Physics - Sparavigna , Not only Physics, AC Saparavigna - Torino
See also: https://sites.google.com/site/amarnasatelliteimagery/
on Amarna (satelite imagery), https://sites.google.com/site/saqqaradahshursatellite/ on Saqqara and Dahshur
(satellite imagery). You can also visit https://sites.google.com/site/syriandesertsatelliteimagery/
Adjunct Professor at Politecnico di Torino. General arguments of interest are as follows
Roberto Marazzato is founder and member of the board of: the
per la matematica e la fisica
Attending Early Music Courses at Arte Nova, Romano Canavese, http://www.fondazioneartenova.org/default.htm