The LMS-EPSRC Durham Research Symposia began in 1974, and form an established series of international research meetings, with over 100 symposia to date. They provide an excellent opportunity to explore an area of research in depth, to learn of new developments, and to instigate links between different branches. The format is designed to allow substantial time for interaction and research. The meetings are held in July and August, usually lasting for 10 days, with up to 70 participants, roughly half of whom will come from the UK. Lectures and seminars take place in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Durham University.
The behaviour of processes in mechanics, engineering, geophysics, tomography, seismic modelling, climate/weather prediction and many other application and research areas is usually modelled by dynamical systems. Such models often involve systems of nonlinear partial differential equations. Their linearisation, and discretisation by means of finite difference and finite element methods, leads to high-dimensional systems of linear ordinary differential equations or difference equations. The number of equations is typically very large and can easily reach a few million. It is therefore at best very time-consuming, and sometimes infeasible, to simulate such systems. The aim of model order reduction (MOR) is to find reduced order models that approximate and reflect the dynamics of the underlying large-scale system accurately, in ways that enable the reduction process to be implemented efficiently.
This symposium will bring together experts in MOR and other related areas and enhance the status of the UK's research in MOR, and help engineers to solve demanding problems of increasing complexity. The flavour of the presentations will be tutorial style mixed with advanced research presentations. A key aim is to investigate how central ideas in MOR may be applied, or adapted, to other areas of computational mathematics.
Note: The scientific programme will provisionally start on the morning of August 8th and finish in the afternoon of August 16th.
Accommodation for participants will be in Grey College. Guest rooms offer en-suite and internet facilities. Attendance is by invitation only and fees for self-supporting participants are payable by cash, credit card, sterling cheques or sterling travellers cheques at registration.