University of Bath

Bath Numerical Analysis Seminar, 2nd Semester 2017/2018

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.


09 Feb 2018 Yuji Nakatsukasa (Oxford) Monte Carlo integration: variance reduction by function approximation
16 Feb 2018 Tan-Trung Nguyen (Bath) TBC
23 Feb 2018 Patrick Kuerschner
(MPI Magdeburg)
02 Mar 2018 Kirk Soodhalter
(Trinity College Dublin)
09 Mar 2018 Martin Buhmann
(JLU Giessen)
16 Mar 2018 Vanni Noferini (Essex) TBC
23 Mar 2018
13 Apr 2018 TBC Neural Networks -- Part I
20 Apr 2018 Eike Muller (Bath) Neural Networks -- Part II
27 Apr 2018 Gunnar Martinsson (Oxford) TBC
04 May 2018 Adwaye Rambojun (Bath) TBC

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.

Previous Numerical Analysis Seminars

If you have any queries, please email Silvia (