University of Bath

Bath Numerical Analysis Seminar, 1st Semester 2016/2017

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
07 Oct 2016 James Hook (Bath) Applications of tropical mathematics in numerical linear algebra
14 Oct 2016 Silvia Gazzola (Bath) New challenges in the numerical solution of large-scale inverse problems
21 Oct 2016 Abdul-Lateef Haji-Ali (Oxford) Multi-index methods for quadrature
28 Oct 2016 Lei Zhang (Shanghai Jiao Tong) Solving multi-scale PDEs: from numerical homogenization to fast solvers
04 Nov 2016 Alastair Gregory (Imperial) A multilevel Monte Carlo approach to ensemble transform particle filtering
11 Nov 2016 Sébastien Loisel (Heriot-Watt) Optimized Schwarz methods for heterogeneous problems
18 Nov 2016 Rob Scheichl (Bath) Multilevel subset simulation to predict rare events
25 Nov 2016 Claudia Schillings (HU Berlin) Scaling limits in computational Bayesian inversion
02 Dec 2016 Joab Winkler (Sheffield) Image processing by polynomial computations
09 Dec 2016 Zhiwen Zhang (Hong Kong) Multiscale tailored finite point method for second order elliptic equations with rough or highly-oscillatory coefficients.
16 Dec 2016 Elizabeth Arter (Bath) New low-rank results for a Green’s function of interest in preconditioning Helmholtz solvers

How to get to Bath

See here for instructions how to get to Bath. Please email Andrew (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 Andrew (