University of Bath

Bath Numerical Analysis Seminar, 2nd Semester 2016/2017

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
10 Feb 2017 Carlos Galeano Rios (Bath) Numerical approximation of a singular integral operator used in linear water wave theory
17 Feb 2017 David Hewett (UCL) Wave scattering by fractal screens
24 Feb 2017 Tom Goffrey (Exeter) A new approach to stellar models: The MUlti-dimensional Stellar Implicit Code
3 Mar 2017 Tony Kennedy (ATI/Edinburgh) Hybrid Monte Carlo
10 Mar 2017 Marta Betcke (UCL) Dynamical photoacoustic imaging
17 Mar 2017 Ander Biguri and Manasavee Lohvithee (Bath) GPU-accelerated iterative algorithms in Cone Beam Computerized Tomography
24 Mar 2017 Anders Hansen (Cambridge) On Foundational Computational Problems in l1 and Total Variation Regularisation
31 Mar 2017 Can Evren Yarman (Schlumberger) Generalization of Padé approximation from rational functions to arbitrary analytic functions
7 Apr 2017 Oliver Dorn (Manchester) Shape reconstruction techniques for solving inverse problems with interfaces
28 Apr 2017 Aretha Teckentrup (Edinburgh) Gaussian process emulators in Bayesian Inverse Problems
5 May 2017 Grigoris Katsiolides (Bath) Multilevel Monte Carlo and Improved Timestepping Methods in Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling
8 May 2017 (Monday) 14:15 Jens Lang (TU Darmstadt) Adaptivity in Numerical Methods for ODEs and PDEs

How to get to Bath

See here for instructions how to get to Bath. Please email Andrew (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 Andrew (