University of Bath

Bath Numerical Analysis Seminar, 1st Semester 2019/2020

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.


13 Sep 2019 Alessandro Perelli (DTU) Randomized second-order algorithm for MAP estimation and fast MMSE estimator applied to Computed Tomography
04 Oct 2019 Clarice Poon (Bath) The geometry of first order methods and adaptive acceleration
11 Oct 2019, Landscape Seminar Martin Gander (Geneve) Seven things I would have liked to know when starting to work on Domain Decomposition
18 Oct 2019 Samuel Groth (Cambridge) TBC
25 Oct 2019 Patrick Farrell (Oxford) TBC
01 Nov 2019 Carolina Urzua Torres (Oxford) TBC
08 Nov 2019, room 8W 2.27 Audrey Repetti (Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh) TBC
15 Nov 2019 Pierre Marchand (Bath) TBC
22 Nov 2019 Jakob Jorgensen (Manchester) TBC
29 Nov 2019
06 Dec 2019
13 Dec 2019 MMath Project Student Talks (?)

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 (