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Recent Developments in Adaptive Methods for PDEs
Ronald Haynes

First Call for Participation in: "Adaptivity in the Numerical Solution of PDEs" Short Course + Collaborative Workshop, organized by the Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS) Collaborative Research Group in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing, Aug. 17, 2014 - Aug. 22, 2014, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.

The use of computational methods to treat mathematical models in science and engineering is widespread. Such models often involve PDEs, and the efficiency and accuracy of these computations depends critically on the use of sophisticated numerical techniques which adapt the computation according to the behavior of the solution, often based on some form of error estimate.

The aim of this workshop is to provide an introduction to the state of the art in theory and practical applications of adaptivity in PDEs. The program will begin with a two-day short course, "Adaptive Methods for the Numerical Solution of PDEs", given by Dr. Weizhang Huang (University of Kansas). The middle component of the program will focus on presentations by researchers whose work may benefit from the use of adaptive techniques for PDEs arising as mathematical models in practical applications. The final segment of the program will feature a workshop format in which breakout teams, consisting of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows led by experts on theoretical or computational aspects of adaptive methods for PDEs, will investigate the process of introducing adaptive techniques into the numerical simulations that arise in the applications identified earlier. The segment will also include several talks by researchers working in adaptivity for PDEs.

The organizers invite participation by researchers in adaptivity for PDEs, researchers working in applied PDEs whose work may benefit from the use of adaptive methods for PDEs, and associated graduate students and post docs. The program will have room for 5 - 8 talks by researchers in application domains. For researchers in adaptive methods for PDEs, the primary form of participation will be through the collaborative workshop teams but there will also be room for a limited number of talks.

Registration will be required. Some funding for graduate students will be available. Further details will be available shortly here.


Oct 17th, 2013

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