University of Bath

Bath Numerical Analysis Seminar, 2nd 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
05 Feb 2016 Martin Schreiber (Exeter) Massively parallel rational approximation of oscillatory problems
08 Feb 2016 (Monday) 13:15, CB 3.11 Steven Dargaville (Imperial) Parallel multigrid and adaptive space/angle methods for the Boltzmann Transport Equation
12 Feb 2016 Mark Opmeer (Bath) Approximation of a Quantity of Interest for a PDE
19 Feb 2016 Raymond Chan (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) Point-spread function reconstruction in ground-based astronomy
26 Feb 2016 Anne Reinarz (Bath) Sparse Galerkin BEM for the heat equation
04 Mar 2016 Matt Durey (Bath) Droplets on a vibrating bath: from walking to butterflies
08 Mar 2016 (Tuesday) 13:15 Markus Bachmayr (Laboratoire Jacques Louis Lyons, Paris) Representations of Gaussian random fields and sparse approximation of lognormal diffusion problems
11 Mar 2016 Sergey Dolgov (Bath) Tensor product approach for solution of multidimensional differential equations
18 Mar 2016 Daniel Ruprecht (Leeds) Boris-SDC and FWSW-SDC: Two new integration methods based on spectral deferred corrections
08 Apr 2016 Matthew Thomas (Bath) The Numerical Analyst's guide to Approximate Bayesian Inference
15 Apr 2016 Patrick Kuerschner (MPI Magdeburg) Model Order Reduction and Large-scale Matrix Equations
22 Apr 2016 Christian Litterer (York) Kusuoka-Stroock gradient bounds for the solution of the filtering equation
29 Apr 2016 Alison Ramage (Strathclyde) A multilevel preconditioner for data assimilation with 4D-Var
06 May 2016 Ivan Graham (Bath) Preconditioners for finite element discretisations of the Helmholtz equation
09 Jun 2016 (Thursday) 15:15h Bill McLean (The University of New South Wales) Fast time-stepping for subdiffusion problems via exponential sum approximations

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).