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) Solutions of population balance equations in applications with fine particles
21 Feb 2018, 13:15, room CB 3.15
Patrick Kuerschner
(MPI Magdeburg)
Inexact rational Krylov subspace methods for matrix equations
02 Mar 2018, CANCELED Kirk Soodhalter
(Trinity College Dublin)
An analysis of the block GMRES and block FOM
09 Mar 2018 Martin Buhmann
(Justus-Liebig University Giessen)
Quasi-Interpolation and Applications with Radial Basis Functions
16 Mar 2018, Bath Brew House
Vanni Noferini (Essex) Don't walk back in anger
23 Mar 2018
13 Apr 2018 Melina Freitag (Bath) Deep Learning: an introduction for Applied Mathematicians
20 Apr 2018 Eike Muller (Bath) Mastering the game of Go with deep neural networks and Monte Carlo tree search
27 Apr 2018 Gunnar Martinsson (Oxford) Randomized algorithms for accelerating matrix computations
04 May 2018 Adwaye Rambojun (Bath) Neural networks in music

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 (