

Bath Numerical Analysis Seminar, 1st Semester 2010/2011

The Numerical Analysis seminar at Bath has been running continuously since 1986 and features a range
of invited talks from distinguished visitors as well as internal talks by staff and students of Mathematical
Sciences and other Departments at the University of Bath.
The Bath Numerical Analysis Seminar takes place Fridays at 12.15 in 4W1.7 (also known as the Wolfson
Lecture Theatre). Campus maps can be found here.
Everyone is welcome at these talks and don't forget to join us for lunch after the seminar.
Schedule
Date 
Speaker 
Title 

October 8th 
Alastair Spence (University of
Bath) 
The use of Cramer's Rule to compute Jordan blocks. 
October 15th 
Adrian Hill (University of Bath)

Iterative matrix analysis by an ODE guy. 
October 22nd 
Nathan Smith (University of Bath) 
Using regularisation within a nonlinear adaptation scheme:
describing a method to transfer databases between different
cameras for SPECT brain perfusion imaging. 
October 29th 
Luca Traverso (Cardiff
University) 
Stochastic Galerkin Methods for Modelling Groundwater Flow in Porous Media
with Random Conductivity Coefficient  Efficient preconditioning strategies. 
November 5th 
Julia
Charrier (Ecole normale supérieure de Cachan) 
Strong and weak error estimates for the solutions of elliptic partial
differential equations with random coefficients. 
November 12th 
Ray Millward (University of
Bath) 
An adaptive multiscale method with applications to high contrast interface
problems. 
November 19th 
Simon Tavener
(Colorado State University) 
A
posteriori analysis and adaptive error control for operator decomposition approaches to coupled physics
problems. 
November 26th 
Douglas Shanks (University of Bath) 
Postprocessing Spectral methods. 
December 3rd 
Phil Browne (University of
Bath) 
An
Introduction to the SQP method. 
December 10th 
Jan Van lent (UWE Bristol) 
Generating point distributions and meshes using optimal transport
techniques. 
December 17th 
Aretha Teckentrup (University of Bath) 
Monte Carlo methods for PDEs with random coefficients. 
How to get to Bath
See here for instructions how to get to Bath. Please, email me here if you intend to come by car and require a parking permit for Bath
University Campus for the day.
Guidelines for internal speakers for the introductions of their talks
Since the audience of the NA seminar contains both PhD students and staff with quite wide
interests and backgrounds, the beginning of your talk should answer the following 4 questions (e.g.
if doing a slide show, the first 4 slides could have these titles):
 What is the problem you're considering?
 Why do you find this interesting?
 What has been done before on this problem/what's the background?
 What is your approach/what are you going to talk about?
You may want to revisit these points later on in the talk (e.g. to give more detail), but following this template should
mean that early
on in the talk the audience have a clear idea of the motivation for the material you're covering.
If you have any queries, please email the seminar organiser here.

