FEMTEC 2013 conference in Las Vegas

I am happy to advertise the 4th FEMTEC conference to be held May 19 – 24, 2013  in Las Vegas, USA. It focuses on Computational Methods in Engineering and Sciences. Thematic areas include

  • Multiphysics coupled problems
  • Higher-order computational methods
  • Computing with Python
  • Applications throughout engineering
  • Stochastic differential equations
  • Uncertainty quantification
  • GPU computing
  • and many more

Make sure to check the conference website for a more complete list. If you are interested in organizing a mini-symposium please send an email to either the organizing team or to me.

Slides of the SCEE conference talk

Last week I gave a talk at the SCEE conference in Zurich. I’d like to thank the organizers again for giving me the chance to present my work in a 40 minutes keynote talk.

Also, thanks for all the positive feedback and the interesting questions. The slides can be downloaded from here (40 MB).

The animation of the dynamic hp-mesh I showed in the talk can be found here.

Short course on Discontinuous Galerkin Methods

This Wednesday (July 4, 2012) Jens Niegemann, Benedikt Oswald and me held a short course on Discontinuous Galerkin Methods as part of the 8th Workshop on Numerical Methods for Optical Nano Structures.

I covered the introduction (part I), Jens spoke about the DGM on tetrahedra and necessary extensions for performing simulations of realistic nano-structures including the implementation of dispersive media and Perfectly Matched Layers (PMLs). He also covered performance considerations and the implementation of the DGM on modern graphics processing units (GPUs) as well as improvements of the time integration (part II).

In part III, I discussed the DGM on irregular meshes (meshes containing hanging nodes) as well as adaptivity. The former is a prerequisite for performing unconstrained adaptive mesh refinement, specifically hp-adaptivity. All of the above is dealing with the DGM in time-domain.

In part IV, Benedikt moved on to frequency domain formulations and discussed the symmetric interior penalty DG method (SIP-DG).

The slides will soon be available on the workshop website. My own slides are also available here Part I and here Part III. Please note that the focus of the course is on explaining basic ideas rather than rigor.

CEM Group at the ECMI Conference

Martin Lilienthal will attend the 17th European Conference on Mathematics for Industry (ECMI) to be held July 23-27 2012 at Lund, Sweden. He will contribute with his talk on a

Non-dissipative space time hp-discontinuous Galerkin method for the time-dependent Maxwell equations

to the mini-symposium organized by Mike Botchev and Wil Schilders.

CEM Group at the SCEE Conference (Update)

As posted here before, members of the CEM group will attend the SCEE conference in Zurich, Switzerland, September 11 – 14, 2012. As one more member, Cui Jian will also attend the conference and present his work on high order curvilinear elements for the Discontinuous Galerkin method.