University of Bath

Bath Numerical Analysis Seminar, 1st 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.


Date Speaker Title
29 Sept 2017
(extra seminar)
Per Christian Hansen
(Technical University of Denmark)
Unmatched Projector/Backprojector Pairs: Perturbation and Convergence Analysis
06 Oct 2017 Sergey Dolgov (Bath) Solving large ODEs with conservation laws by low rank decompositions
13 Oct 2017 Gavin Esler (UCL) Shear dispersion in the turbulent atmospheric boundary layer
20 Oct 2017 Linus Seelinger (Heidelberg) Efficient Iterative Solution and Multiscale Approximation of Anisotropic and Heterogeneous Problems with Applications
27 Oct 2017 Andreas Hauptmann (UCL) Learning iterative reconstruction for high resolution photoacoustic tomography
03 Nov 1017 William Saunders (Bath) The Ewald Method: Computationally Tractable Electrostatic Interactions
10 Nov 2017 Xue-Cheng Tai
(Hong Kong Baptist University)
Nonlocal graph TV for variational semi-supervised learning
and clustering and fast algorithms
17 Nov 2017 Dan Green (Bath) A low-rank approach to the solution of weak constraint variational data assimilation problems
24 Nov 2017 Stef Kynaston (Bath) TBC
01 Dec 2017 Matthew Parkinson (Bath) TBC
08 Dec 2017 Owen Pembery (Bath) TBC
15 Dec 2017

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 (