University of Bath

Bath Numerical Analysis Seminar, 1st Semester 2013/2014

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.


Date Speaker Title
04 Oct 2013 Elisabeth Ullmann (Bath) Background on probability I:
Probability spaces, random variables and conditional expectation
11 Oct 2013 Sarah Cook (Bath) Multilevel Monte Carlo Methods for Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling
18 Oct 2013 Eike M´┐Żller (Bath) Background on Probability II:
Random number generation and Monte Carlo methods
25 Oct 2013 Adrian Hill (Bath) Stochastic Processes and SDEs I: Brownian Motion *
01 Nov 2013 Alexey Chernov (Reading) Convergence analysis for multilevel variance estimators in Multilevel Monte Carlo Methods and application for random obstacle problems
08 Nov 2013 Tim Dodwell (Bath) - CANCELLED - A Cosserat Continuum Approach to Modelling Uncured Carbon Fibre Composites
15 Nov 2013 Lijing Lin (Manchester) Roots of Stochastic Matrices
22 Nov 2013 Rob Scheichl (Bath) Stochastic Processes and SDEs II: Ito Integral and Ito's Formula *
29 Nov 2013 Keeran Brabazon (Leeds) Investigation of Nonlinear Multigrid Methods for Second Order Elliptic Operators
06 Dec 2013 Tony Shardlow (Bath) Bayesian inverse problems for differential equations *
13 Dec 2013 Michael Tretyakov (Nottingham) Numerical integration of SDEs with nonglobally Lipschitz coefficients

* Reading group on "Stochastic Methods in Numerical Analysis" (wiki / resources)

How to get to Bath

See here for instructions how to get to Bath. Please email Elisabeth or Eike (address below) if you intend to come by car and require a parking permit for Bath University Campus for the day.

Tips for new students on giving talks

Since the audience of the NA seminar contains both PhD students and staff with quite wide interests and backgrounds, the following are some guidelines/hints to make sure people don't give you evil looks at lunch afterwards.

Before too much time passes in your talk, ideally the audience should know the answers to the following 4 questions:
  • 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?
There are lots of different ways to communicate this information. One way, if you're doing a slide show, could be for the first 4 slides to cover these 4 questions; although in this case you may want to revisit these points later on in the talk (e.g. to give more detail).

  • "vertebrate style" (structure hidden inside - like the skeleton of a vertebrate) = good for detective stories, bad for maths talks.
  • "crustacean style" (structure visible from outside - like the skeleton of a crustacean) = bad for detective stories, good for maths talks.

If you have any queries, please email Elisabeth (e DOT ullmann AT bath DOT ac DOT uk ) or Eike (e DOT mueller AT bath DOT ac DOT uk).