# Jan Boman: Radon transforms supported in hypersurfaces

**Time: **
Wed 2023-05-31 11.00 - 12.00

**Location: **
Albano, Cramérrummet

**Participating: **
Jan Boman (SU)

**Abstract.**

If the Radon transform of a compactly supported distribution is supported in the set of tangent planes to a bounded convex domain \(D \subset \mathbb R^n\), then the boundary of *D* must be an ellipsoid. I will briefly recall the background for this theorem, sketch its proof, and describe some recent related results and open problems. This result turned out to imply the solution of a special case (solved by Koldobsky, Merkurev, and Yaskin 2017) of a problem by Arnold that originated from a famous lemma of Newton.