Bath/RAL Day 2016

Monday 11th January

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

The 14th annual Bath/RAL numerical analysis day will take place on January 11th, 2016, 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 Coralia Cartis (University of Oxford/RAL Visiting Scientist) Optimization algorithms with occasionally accurate models
11:30 Melina Freitag (Bath) Efficient computation of the H-infinity norm
12:10 Mike Giles (University of Oxford) New directions with Multilevel Monte Carlo methods
12:50 Lunch
14:20 Stefan G├╝ttel (University of Manchester) Parallelization of the Rational Arnoldi Method
15:00 Tyrone Rees (RAL) The inexact solution of linear systems in interior point methods
15:40 Tea and coffee
16:00 Dan Simpson (Bath) The numerical challenges of moving beyond "Uncertainty Quantification" and towards "Statistics"
17:30 Dinner Prezzo, 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 there are regular buses to the Harwell campus (route X1 or X32 towards Wantage). Alternatively, RAL is approximately 15-20 minutes away by taxi.

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.