University of Bath

Bath Numerical Analysis Seminar, 1st Semester 2015/2016

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
02 Oct 2015 Euan Spence (Bath) Does the Galerkin method converge when applied to the standard second-kind integral equations for the Laplacian on Lipschitz domains?
09 Oct 2015 John Pearson (Kent) Four perspectives on the numerical solution of PDE-constrained optimization problems
16 Oct 2015 Benedict Leimkuhler (Edinburgh) Thermostatic Controls for Noisy Gradient Systems and Applications to Machine Learning
23 Oct 2015 Patrick Farrell (Oxford) Deflation techniques for distinct solutions of nonlinear PDEs
30 Oct 2015 Dan Simpson (Bath) Why is scaling up computations for statistical models so hard? A case for constructive kleptomania
06 Nov 2015 Christoph Reisinger (Oxford) Piecewise constant policy approximations to Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equations
13 Nov 2015 Andrew McRae (Bath) Compatible finite element methods for 3D atmospheric dynamical cores
20 Nov 2015 Will Saunders (Bath) TBC An introduction to Molecular Dynamics and cell based methods for short range interactions
27 Nov 2015 Dan Green (Bath) Goal-Oriented Inference: Predicting the future without calculating the past
04 Dec 2015 Matthew Parkinson (Bath) TBC Multi-Index Monte Carlo for Uncertainty Quantification
11 Dec 2015, 13:15h Martin Redmann (MPI Magdeburg) Model order reduction for linear controlled SDEs with Lévy Noise

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).