University of Bath

Bath Numerical Analysis Seminar, 2nd Semester 2012/2013

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
08 Feb 2013 Albert Ferreiro-Castilla (Bath) Multilevel Wiener-Hopf Monte Carlo and Euler-Poisson schemes for Lévy processes
15 Feb 2013 No seminar

22 Feb 2013 Douglas Shanks (Bath) Improving convergence of a Shifted Laplace preconditioner for the Helmholtz equation
01 Mar 2013 Tristan Pryer (Kent) Finite element methods for fully nonlinear PDEs
08 Mar 2013 Robert Scheichl (Bath) Acceleration of a two-grid method for eigenvalue problems [Hu and Cheng, Math Comp 80 (2011)]
15 Mar 2013 Danail Vassilev (Exeter) Semi-implicit Time Integration for Rotating Shallow Water Equations
22 Mar 2013 NA Postgraduate day Programme
29 Mar 2013 No seminar (Easter vacation)
05 Apr 2013 No seminar (Easter vacation)
12 Apr 2013 No seminar
19 Apr 2013 Jack Blake (Bath) The Discrete-Ordinates error and Numerical Transfer in Diffusive Regimes
26 Apr 2013 Eero Vainikko (Tartu) Product Quasi-Interpolation in Logarithmically Singular Integral Equations
03 May 2013 Sarah-Jane Lock (ECMWF/Leeds) Numerical analyses of Runge-Kutta implicit-explicit schemes for solutions of atmospheric models
10 May 2013 Franz Winkler (Linz) Symbolic solutions of algebraic differential equations
24 May 2013 Stig Larsson (Chalmers) Weak convergence of numerical approximations of stochastic evolution PDEs

How to get to Bath

See here for instructions how to get to Bath. Please email Elisabeth or 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.

Previous Numerical Analysis Seminars

If you have any queries, please email Elisabeth (e DOT ullmann AT bath DOT ac DOT uk) or Eike (e DOT mueller AT bath DOT ac DOT uk).