University of Bath

Bath Numerical Analysis Seminar, 2nd 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
06 Feb 2015 Paul Williams (Reading) Time-stepping errors in weather and climate models
13 Feb 2015 Tony Shardlow (Bath) Tree Pruning and SDEs
20 Feb 2015 Andrea Moiola (Reading) Trefftz discontinuous Galerkin methods for time-harmonic and time-domain wave problems
27 Feb 2015 Adrian Hill (with Terry Norton) (Bath) Linear and nonlinear parasitism: theory and practice
06 Mar 2015 Stephen Marsland (Massey University) Recognition of recorded birdsong using shape analysis
13 Mar 2015 Grigoris Katsiolides (Bath) Improving MLMC for SDEs with application to the Langevin equation
20 Mar 2015 John dePillis (University of California) Linear Algebra as a Natural Language for Special Relativity and Its Paradoxes
27 Mar 2015 Valeria Simoncini (Bologna) Kronecker sums of matrices: Computation, sparsity properties and applications
03 Apr 2015 Easter break No seminar
10 Apr 2015 Easter break No seminar
17 Apr 2015 Eike Mueller (Bath) The Fast Multipole Algorithm
24 Apr 2015 Charalambos Makridakis (Sussex) Self adaptive computational methods for Nonlinear PDEs
01 May 2015 Finn Lindgren (Bath) Multiscale spatio-temporal statistics for global surface air temperatures

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).