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European Finite Element Fair 2010

Thursday 20 – Friday 21 May 2010efef-logo.gif

Local Organising Committee: Charlie Elliott and Björn Stinner

(Joint with Centre for Scientific Computing and NAIS: Centre for Numerical algorithms & Intelligent Software)

List of Participants and Presentation Files


(Sessions take place in Room B3.03, Mathematics Institute. Getting here.)

  • Thu 09.30 Registration + Coffee
  • Thu 10.00 Session
  • Thu 12.00 Lunch
  • Thu 13.30 Session
  • Thu 15.30 Tea
  • Thu 16.00 CSC/NAIS Lecture, Michael Hinze (Hamburg): Tailored discrete concepts for pde constrained optimization abstract
  • Thu 17.00 Soft Drinks and Snacks
  • Fri 09.30 Coffee
  • Fri 10.00 Session
  • Fri 12.00 Lunch
  • Fri 13.30 Session
  • Fri 15.30 Tea
  • Fri 16.00 Colloquium, Peter Deuflhard (Berlin): The smile of the mathematicians: mathematical modelling and simulation in cranio-maxillofacial surgery abstract
  • Fri 17.00 Wine and Snacks

Format of the Meeting:

The European Finite Element Fair (EFEF) is an annual series of completely informal small workshops throughout Europe with equal initial conditions for each speaker. EFEF provides a platform for high-level discussions on current research on finite element approximation, in the broadest sense, of partial differential equations. Authors are encouraged to present *one* new idea rather than review a full research project. In this spirit, the communication of recent and new results, even not yet published, is very welcome (see The Book, item 4 below). A few, but strict, rules apply to EFEF in order to distinguish it from existing workshops and minisymposia in the field.

  • Speakers at EFEF are volunteers from the audience. Provided that she or he is present throughout the meeting, each participant is invited to talk.
  • Based on the number of speakers the time available will be divided into slots for the talks. The order of the speakers will be determined through random choice, by drawing names out of a hat. Speakers cannot request a specific time to talk.
  • Each speaker should introduce himself or herself, the title and topic, and is expected to leave sufficient time, within the allocated time-slot, for discussion. Speakers have to prepare a talk that can be trimmed to various lengths (from seconds to 30 minutes). For a smooth meeting, the time table will be strictly enforced.
  • The Book. Starting from EFEF 2005, a book will be available (in the Oberwolfach tradition) to record new analytical and numerical results presented during EFEF. Results can be hand-written or typeset and glued into the book.
  • The Presentation. Bring your presentation as a pdf-file on an USB-stick. That will make life/technical support much more relaxed and easier during the conference.

Previous European Finite Element Fairs: Cambridge (2003), Berlin (2004), Pavia (2005), Zürich (2006), Marseille (2007), Gothenburg (2008), Helsinki (2009)

European organizing committee:

  • Christine Bernardi, Université Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris, France
  • Daniele Boffi, Università di Pavia, Italy
  • Carsten Carstensen, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany
  • Charlie Elliott, University of Warwick, England
  • Stig Larsson, Chalmers tekniska högskola, Göteborg, Sweden
  • Rolf Rannacher, Universität Heidelberg, Germany
  • Rolf Stenberg, Helsinki, Finland
  • Christoph Schwab, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • Endre Süli, Oxford University, England

Aerial photograph of Maths Houses

See also:
Mathematics Research Centre
Mathematical Interdisciplinary Research at Warwick (MIR@W)
Past Events 
Past Symposia 

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