University of Bath


4th Numerical Analysis Postgraduate Seminar Day

Welcome to the website for the

4th Bath/Brunel/Cardiff/Imperial/Oxford/Reading Numerical Analysis Postgraduate Seminar Day

which takes place at the

University of Bath on Wednesday, 22nd October 2008.

Starting time will be approximately 10.30am with coffee and tea and we aim to finish by 5.30pm in order to go for drinks and discussions in one of the pubs in Bath. This is the 4th such meeting and the aim of these days is to give PhD students a chance to talk to peers in a relaxed environment. We also hope that many senior academics will be able to attend and we look forward to many discussions.


All lectures before lunch to be held in 2E3.1, all lectures after lunch to be held in 4E3.38, University of Bath. Campus maps can be found here. Coffee, Tea and biscuits will be provided.

Everybody welcome, no registration fee.


from 10:30 Tea and Coffee
11:15 Opening
11:20 - 11:40 Emily Walsh (Bath) The parabolic Monge-Ampere moving mesh method
11:45 - 12:05 Steven Lind (Cardiff) The study of cavitation dynamics using boundary element methods
12:10 - 12:30 Siobhan Burke (Oxford) An adaptive finite element approximation of a variational model of brittle fracture
12:45 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:20 Martin Healey (Brunel) The mortar boundary element method
14:25 - 14:45 Corinna Burkard (Reading) Inverse scattering from rough surfaces
14:50 - 15:10 Neil Goulding (Cardiff) Wavelet regularisation and the continuous relaxation spectrum
15:15 - 15:35 Tyrone Rees (Oxford) Optimal preconditioners for PDE constrained optimization
15:45- 16:15 Tea and Coffee
16:15 - 16:35 Laura Hewitt (Bath) Reducible general linear methods
16:40 - 17:00 Carola Kruse (Brunel) Transport problems on highly anisotropic meshes
17:05 - 17:25 Ratchanikorn Chonchaiya (Reading) The spectrum of an infinite random matrix originating from quantum physics
17:30 Closing

We will meet in one of the pubs in Bath (to be decided) for drinks (dinner possible) right after the lectures.

You may want to look at a pdf version of the program.

How to get to Bath

See here for instructions if you have not been here yet. Please, email me here if you intend to come by car and require a parking permit for Bath University Campus for the day.

Previous Postgraduate NA Days

If you have any queries, please email Melina Freitag here.