




NMR
Physics: Firming Up the Foundations 
08:30 

Quantum
Mechanical Description of NMR
James Tropp, Ph.D. 
09:00 

Problems
in MR That Really Need Quantum Mechanics: The Density Matrix
Approach
Robert V. Mulkern, Ph.D. 
09:30 

Multiple
Quantum Coherence, Editing & Multidimensional NMR
Jianhui Zhong, Ph.D. 



10:00 

Break &
Meet the Teachers 



10:30 

From
Bloch Equation to MR Contrasts: Relaxation & Physical Bases
of Tissue Contrast
Greg J. Stanisz, Ph.D. 
11:00 

Other
Contrast: Polarization Transfer, Chemical Exchange, &
Magnetization Transfer
Penny A. Gowland,
Ph.D. 
11:30 

Bloch
Equation in the Rotating Frame, Multidimensional Excitation
John M. Pauly, Ph.D. 
12:00 

BlochTorrey Equation & Diffusion Imaging (DWI, DTI, qspace
Imaging)
Dmitry Novikov, Ph.D. 



12:30 

Lunch &
Meet the Teachers 





Electromagnetic Fields in MRI: From Theory to Practice

14:00 

Maxwell
Equations & EM Field Modeling for MRI
Andreas Bitz, Ph.D. 
14:30 

Static
Magnetic Field: Magnetic Field (In)Homogeneity,
SusceptibilityRelated Contrast & Artifacts
Ferdinand Schweser, Ph.D. 
15:00 

Understanding Gradients from an EM Perspective: (Gradient
Linearity, Eddy Currents, Maxwell Terms, & Peripheral Nerve
Stimulation)
Johan A. Overweg, Ph.D. 



15:30 

Break &
Meet the Teachers 



16:00 

RF Coils
& B1 Mapping
PierreFrancois A. Van de
Moortele, M.D., Ph.D. 
16:30 

B1
Shimming & Parallel Transmission
Martijn A. Cloos, Ph.D. 
17:00 

Signal
Detection, Reciprocity, Noise, & SNR
Klaas P. Prüssmann, Ph.D. 
17:30 

Discerning Electrical Property & Electrical Field
Distributions from MR Images
Ulrich Katscher, Ph.D. 



18:00 

Adjournment & Meet the Teachers 


