Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Effective Computational Methods for Highly Oscillatory Problems: The Interplay between Mathematical Theory and Applications

2 July to 6 July 2007

Organisers: Professor Tom Hou (Caltech), Professor Arieh Iserles (Cambridge, Chair), Professor Ben Leimkuhler (Edinburgh) and Professor Christian Lubich (Tübingen)

in association with the Newton Institute programme entitled
Highly Oscillatory Problems: Computation, Theory and Application

Programme | Participants | Accepted Posters | Photograph

Theme of Workshop:

Highly oscillatory phenomena occur in a very wide range of phenomena in science and engineering. They are usually considered "difficult" problems and their understanding presents formidable challenges. However, a range of novel techniques, liberally borrowing from pure mathematics, computation and application areas, has recently revolutionised our understanding of high oscillation.

Computation is the main bridge between theory and applications of rapidly oscillating phenomena. The main purpose of the workshop is to introduce wide audience, inclusive of young researchers and workers in the industry to a wide range of contemporary computational tools, techniques and application areas: homogenization, multiresolution, symplectic and geometric methods, computational molecular dynamics, computational geophysical fluid dynamics, highly oscillatory quadrature and computational electromagnetics.

Confirmed Speakers:

Assyr Abdulle (Edinburgh), Oscar Bruno (Caltech), Ralf Hiptmair (ETH Zürich), Ernst Hairer (Geneva), Tom Hou (Caltech), Caroline Lasser (FU Berlin), Claude le Bris (CERMICS - ENPC), Ben Leimkuhler (Edinburgh), Christian Lubich (Tübingen), Jerry Marsden (Caltech), Sebastian Reich (Potsdam), Bob Skeel (Purdue), Andrew Stuart (Warwick) and Stefan Vandewalle (Louven).

Location and Cost:

The workshop will take place at the Newton Institute and accommodation for participants will be provided in single study bedrooms with shared bathroom at Wolfson Court. The conference package, costing £520, includes accommodation, breakfast and dinner from dinner on Sunday 1 July 2007 to breakfast on Saturday 7 July 2007, and lunch and refreshments during the days that lectures take place. Participants who wish to attend but do not require accommodation or meals will be charged a registration fee of £90. Self-supporting participants are very welcome to apply.

Application Forms:

Are available here. Invited participants to the semester long programme whose dates coincide with those of the workshop need not apply or pay any registration fee.

Closing Date:

The closing date for the receipt of applications has been extended to 31 March 2007.

Scientific Enquiries:

Should be sent to Professor Arieh Iserles.