University of Bath

Bath Numerical Analysis Seminar, 1st Semester 2014/2015

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
03 Oct 2014 Stephen Cook (Bath) History of the Singular Value Decomposition: My favourite matrix decomposition
10 Oct 2014 Daniel Elfverson (Division of Scientific Computing, Uppsala University) A discontinuous Galerkin local orthogonal decomposition method for elliptic multiscale problems
17 Oct 2014 Julia Charrier (University Aix-Marseille) Convergence of monotone finite volume schemes for hyperbolic scalar conservation laws with multiplicative noise
24 Oct 2014 David Ham (Imperial College London) Firedrake: automating the finite element method by composing abstractions.
31 Oct 2014 William Saunders (Bath) Massively Parallel Solution of the Shallow Water Equations on GPU Clusters
03 Nov 2014 (Monday, 11:15h) Jonathan Dawes (Bath) An overview of the transition to turbulence in shear flows
03/04 Nov 2014 GungHo! workshop
14 Nov 2014 Matthew Szyndel, Christopher Aselmann-Lemon (Schlumberger) Mathematical Challenges in Oil and Gas Reservoir Simulation
21 Nov 2014 Rob Scheichl (Bath) A multilevel Monte Carlo method for computing failure probabilities
28 Nov 2014 Jack Blake (Bath) Iteratively solving the neutron transport equation: a new convergence result and a look at domain decomposition approaches
05 Dec 2014 Angela Mihai (Cardiff) The nonlinear elasticity of biogenic load-bearing cellular structures
12 Dec 2014 (15:15h) Elizabeth Arter (Bath) Low-rank approximations of the inverses of elliptic operators

How to get to Bath

See here for instructions how to get to Bath. Please email 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 Eike (e DOT mueller AT bath DOT ac DOT uk).