University of Bath

Bath Numerical Analysis Seminar, 1st Semester 2018/2019

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.


05 Oct 2018 Kirk Soodhalter
(Trinity College Dublin)
Augmented Arnoldi-Tikhonov Methods for Ill-posed Problems
12 Oct 2018 Adrian Hill (Bath) Linear growth close to the stability boundary of leapfrog-type time-stepping methods:
analysis and remedies
19 Oct 2018 Maria Luisa Daza Torres (CIMAT) Numerical solution of the inverse scattering problem with multi-frequencies data using MCMC methods
26 Oct 2018 Malena Sabate Landman (Bath) Krylov methods and regularisation through priorconditioning for large-scale inverse problems
02 Nov 2018 Gian Maria Negri Ponzio
The contour integral approach for the solution of nonlinear eigenvalue problems
09 Nov 2018 Matthias J. Ehrhardt (Bath) A (subjective) story of modern challenges in inverse imaging
16 Nov 2018 Zois Moitier (Rennes) Resonances of Optical Micro-Resonators
23 Nov 2018 John Pryce (Cardiff) A Different View of Multi-Body Systems Simulation
30 Nov 2018 Theophile Chaumont-Frelet (INRIA) High order finite element discretizations of Helmholtz problems
07 Dec 2018 NASC MMath Students (Bath) MMath Project Intermediate Presentations
14 Dec 2018

How to get to Bath

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