The Finnish Mathematical Society has chosen Numerical
Analysis as the theme for the visitor program for 2008-2009.
The main events of the Special Year are one week
workshops and smaller courses between June 2008 and
June 2009. They are organized mainly by Helsinki
University of Technology, TKK. Keynote speakers of the
workshops are invited to visit the organizers for 1-3
months. These are connected to the TKK 100 years
celebration in 2008.
There are several short courses related to the Special Year in Numerics 2008-2009.
Opening conference: Perspectives in Numerical Analysis
TKK, May 27-29, 2008
This will be a high profile opening conference
with wide spectrum of modern numerical analysis,
including especially numerical methods for
differential equations and large linear
systems. This will also
celebrate the 60th birthdays of Olavi Nevanlinna
and Juhani Pitkäranta.
Workshop on Reliable Modelling and Scientific Computing
University of Jyväskylä,
Department of Mathematical Information
August 15-16, 2008
The workshop is organized to bring together
specialists developing mathematical theory and new computational methods for the
reliable mathematical modelling of various problems in natural sciences.
The main topics of the workshop are:
Reliable modelling for problems in mechanics, physics,
biology, and other applied sciences.
Mesh generation and mesh-adaptive numerical methods.
A priori and a posteriori error control of approximate solutions.
Analysis of problems with stochastic and not completely determined data.
Workshop on Numerics and Stochastics
TKK, August 25-29, 2008
Stochastic methods, for example Monte Carlo methods
for stochastic integration, are widely used in numerics.
Originally purely deterministic problems get a
probabilistic component by an average error
analysis. Conversely, the practical solution of
various stochastic problems, like forward and
backward stochastic differential equations,
require efficient numerical methods.
The workshop is devoted to the various connections
between Numerics and Stochastics from the theoretical point
of view and from the view point of applications,
for example in finance.
Conference on Numerical Matrix Analysis and Operator Theory
TKK, September 3-5, 2008
Numerical matrix analysis and operator theory evolve
both in close interaction as well as in separation.
A close interaction on a practical level takes place in
large scale numerical linear algebra. Computational problems
have given rise to many operator and matrix theoretic questions
and concepts. (Examples: Resolvent growth, wavelets, R-linear
matrix analysis, nearness problems.) Similarly, very pure
operator theoretic developements can have a major impact on
numerical methods, matrix theory and applications. (Examples:
Approximation theory of Hilbert space operators, C*-algebras,
ill-posed problems.) The purpose of this conference is to bring
together people from a wide range of numerical matrix analysis
and operator theory, to learn about mathematics from the
perspective of multiple fields, and to meet a diverse group of
people and have an opportunity to form new collaborations.
Workshop on Numerics in Dynamical Systems
TKK, April 23-25, 2009
The workshop will concentrate on dynamical systems and their numerical
treatment using the interactive play of analysis and numerics.
Much attention will be paid on qualitative analysis of dynamical
systems using numerical methods. The objects will include invariant
sets, SRB-measures, bifurcation phenomena, and Lyapunov exponents.
The main topics of the workshop will include preservation of important
qualitative properties of systems in their numerical time propagation.
And even more generally: how to employ efficiently in the numerical
computations the available a priori information of the system and
a posteriori use; the aim of the computation.
For efficiency, the methods based on exponential integrators
and other types of lower dimensional local approximations will
get special interest. These will include also stochastic methods.
- The European Finite Element Fair 2009
TKK, June 5-6, 2009
In May 2009 we will host the annual European Finite Element Fair,
which since its initiation in Cambridge 2003 has been a central
workshop for fast and informal communication of
Previous European Finite Element Fairs.
Olavi Nevanlinna (TKK)
- University of Jyväskylä