New Directions in Numerical Computation
25-28 August 2015
Oxford University
Mathematical Institute

New directions in numerical computation, 25-28 August 2015:

In celebration of Nick Trefethen's 60th birthday

Nick Trefethen

Conference description:

This conference has a broad theme of new developments in all areas of numerical computation, with a special theme of algorithms for numerical computation with functions. Check out the list of plenary speakers here.

The 4-day conference will focus on recent and future directions in those areas and is anchored by 20 plenary lectures. In addition we expect over 100 other participants contributing talks.

The conference will take place in the brand new Mathematical Institute building called the Andrew Wiles Building (opened in October 2013). To see a time lapse of the construction, click here.

The conference is in celebration of Nick Trefethen's 60th birthday. Trefethen is well-known for his work in approximation theory, pseudospectra, numerical linear algebra, and numerical complex analysis. His award winning research has spanned across the numerical analysis field and more broadly. He has written six books, published over 100 research papers, and mentored 25 PhD students. The meeting will be an opportunity to celebrate his significant research contributions on his 60th birthday.

Photos, videos, and blogs

Here is a Trefethen-centric coauthor graph for the attendees. (Thanks to Michael Overton for making it happen.)

Here are a selection of links, all wonderful:

New Directions essays

Plenary speakers were invited to write a short essay on some aspect of new directions in numerical compuation. The contributers were J.-P. Berrut, M. Embree, B. Fornberg, A. Greenbaum, N. J. Higham, R. LeVeque, V. Merhmann, I. H. Sloan, G. Strang (with S. MacNamara), A. Wathen, and J.A.C. Weideman.

Important Dates:

  • 1st May: Registration officially closed. Contact us if you still wish to attend.
  • 25-28 August 2015: Conference dates
  • 24th August 2015: Reception and registration at 5-7pm in Balliol College
  • 26th August 2015: Outing to Blenheim Palace (The conference has booked coaches.)
  • 27th August 2015: Banquet in Balliol College (founded in 1263)


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