Bath/RAL Day 2023

Friday 14th April

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

The 18th annual Bath/RAL numerical analysis day will take place on April 14th, 2023, 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 very welcome to attend.

10:15 Registration and refreshments  
10:50 Serge Gratton (Toulouse) OFFO: Globalized non-convex optimization without function evaluation slides
11:30 Lisa Kreusser (Bath) Gamma-convergence of an Ambrosio-Tortorelli approximation scheme for image segmentation slides
12:10 Hussam Al Daas (RAL) Robust Algebraic Multilevel Domain Decomposition Preconditioner for General Sparse Matrices slides
12:50 Lunch  
14:20 James Foster (Bath) Markov Chain Cubature for Bayesian Inference slides
15:00 Jari Fowkes (RAL) Developing Improved Optimization Algorithms for Ptychographic Image Reconstruction slides
15:40 Tea and coffee  
16:00 Jemma Shipton (Exeter) Parallel Timestepping Algorithms for Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
17:30 Dinner Wildwood, Didcot (see set menu here)


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

The nearest train station is Didcot, and the Thames travel X32/98/94 buses travel between Didcot Parkway Station and the Harwell Campus (~ 30 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.