Ryosuke Oketani from Kyushu University gave a talk on "Imaging Theory of Optical Microscopy: Basic to Super Resolution." Optical microscopy is a powerful tool to observe microscopic objects such as living micro-organisms. Recently, several super-resolution techniques have been developed, which enabled us to overcome the limit in spatial resolution caused by the wave nature of light. Ryosuke explained the basics and recent theoretical developments of optical microscopy and the super-resolution techniques. We also had fruitful discussions on the theory of optical microscopy from an interdiciplinary point of view.

Reported by Hidetoshi Taya