Bath/RAL Day 2018

Monday 22nd January

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

The 16th annual Bath/RAL numerical analysis day will take place on January 22nd, 2018, at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Didcot. The day is run as a collaboration between the numerical analysis groups of the University of Bath and STFC's Scientific Computing Department. All are welcome to attend.

10:15 Registration and Refreshments
10:50 Nick Gould (RAL) Iterated-subspace minimization methods for nonlinear optimization
11:30 Euan Spence (Bath) Domain-decomposition preconditioning for the Helmholtz and Maxwell equations
12:10 Tim Davis (Texas A & M) SuiteSparse:GraphBLAS: graph algorithms via sparse matrix operations on semirings
12:50 Lunch
14:20 Sheehan Olver (Imperial College) Sparse spectral methods for PDEs on triangles with multivariate orthogonal polynomials
15:00 Daniil Kazantsev (University of Manchester / RAL) Inverse problems for multi-channel computed tomography
15:40 Tea and coffee
16:00 Sergey Dolgov (Bath) Low rank tensor product surrogates for sampling from high dimensional distributions
17:30 Dinner Wildwood Kitchen, Didcot

All are welcome, and there is no registration fee for attendance. Please register with Tyrone Rees ( so that security passes can be arranged to allow you onto the RAL site.

We will go out in Didcot for dinner in the evening. Please indicate whether or not you'd like to join us when registering so we have a rough idea of numbers.

The postcode for the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory is OX11 0QX.

The nearest train station is Didcot, and the Thames travel X32/32A/X34 buses travel between Didcot Parkway Station and the Harwell Campus (~ 15 minute journey, with a bus every 15 minutes). Taxis are also available at Didcot Parkway Station.

Detailed travel instructions are provided on the STFC "How to Find Us" page.

Talks will take place in room CR12/13 of building R68 on the main Rutherford Appleton Laboratory site. On arrival, please report to reception and they will direct you to the room. If driving, reception will direct you to a suitable place to park.