Napier 400 - Numerical Algorithms and Intelligent Software Symposium
Apr 02, 2014
ICMS, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AAJohn Napier was born in Edinburgh and lived and worked there. Our meeting is part of a series of events in 2014 coordinated by the Royal Society of Edinburgh to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Napier's discovery/development of logarithms - Mirifici Logarithmorum Canonis Descriptio (1614) - and follows on from the last celebration held in 1914! The algorithms and computing devices that Napier produced and inspired were the state of the art in general scientific computing for the following centuries.
The aim of this NAIS one-day scientific symposium is to have presentations by and discussions with international experts on a broad range of topics of current interest in numerical analysis and scientific computing, that might also be interpreted as continuing the spirit of Napier's work of devising efficient algorithms and associated computing devices. However, the meeting will mainly focus on what is happening now and into the future, rather than looking backwards to Napier's time.
The meeting is sponsored by the Centre for Numerical Algorithms and Intelligent Software, a joint project of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt and Strathclyde Universities and some support may be available for participants, particularly PhD and early career researchers, based in UK universities.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Martin Gander (Geneva)
- Mike Giles (Oxford)
- Nick Higham (Manchester)
- Hilary Weller (Reading)
- Jacek Gondzio (Edinburgh)
The workshop will be held at 15 South College Street, Edinburgh. All lectures will be held in the Newhaven Lecture Theatre. The Lecture Theatre is equipped with a data projector, computer, visualiser and two blackboards. The projector and one board may be used simultaneously.
A taxi directly from the airport will cost approximately 16.00 to 20.00 GBP to the city centre for a one-way journey. There is also a bus service direct from the airport to the city centre which will cost 3.50 single or 6.00 GBP return - the Airlink 100. This is a frequent service (every 10 minutes during peak times) and will bring you close to Waverley Railway Station, close to the workshop venue (see map in 'Venue' section above).
Lothian buses charge £1.50 for a single, £3.50 for a day ticket. Please note that the exact fare is required and no change is given.
If travelling by train, please note that Edinburgh has two railway stations - Waverley Railway Station being the main station and closest to the workshop venue at 15 South College Street. If you alight at Edinburgh Waverley, the workshop venue is an easy 10 minute walk over North and South Bridge. The second railway station is called Haymarket and is at the West End of the city centre.
• Invited Speakers: accommodation will be arranged by ICMS and full details will be emailed nearer the time of the workshop. Travel reimbursement details will be confirmed via email.
• Other Participants: there is limited funding to assist with travel/accommodation for post graduate students, early career and other researchers based in UK universities. Should you wish to apply for this, please complete the relevant section in the registration/application form.
The workshop venue, 15 South College Street, has wireless access throughout, both Eduroam and another network. On arrival at Registration you will be given instructions and a code for accessing the wireless network. For those without laptops, there will also be a couple of computers available for you to check your emails.
Registration is now closed. If you are interested in attending, please contact Dawn Wasley (Dawn.Wasley@icms.org.uk)
Mike Giles (University of Oxford)
Jacek Gondzio (University of Edinburgh)
Martin Gander (University of Geneva)
Hilary Weller (University of Reading)
Nick Higham (University of Manchester)
|Adrian, Jackson||EPCC, The University of Edinburgh|
|ALSHOMRANI, ALI||HERIOT WATT UNIVERSITY|
|Banjai, Lehel||Heriot-Watt University|
|Birkisson, Asgeir||University of Oxford|
|Bochkina, Natalia||University of Edinburgh|
|Bosy, Michal||University of Strathclyde|
|Boulton, Lyonell||Heriot-Watt University|
|Chumakova, Lyuba||University of Edinburgh|
|Davies, Penny||University of Strathclyde|
|Duncan, Dugald||Heriot-Watt University|
|Eilbeck, Chris||Heriot-Watt University|
|Elsakout, Doaa||Heriot-Watt University|
|Fercoq, Olivier||University of Edinburgh|
|Fountoulakis, Kimon||University of Edinburgh|
|Gander, Martin||University of Geneva|
|Giles, Mike||University of Oxford|
|Goddard, Ben||University of Edinburgh|
|Gondzio, Jacek||University of Edinburgh|
|Gonzalez Aguayo, Cheherazada||University of Strathclyde|
|Hall, Julian||University of Edinburgh|
|Higham, Des||University of Strathclyde|
|Higham, Nick||The University of Manchester|
|John, Pearson||University of Edinburgh|
|Konečný, Jakub||University of Edinburgh|
|Leimkuhler, Ben||University of Edinburgh|
|Lord, Gabriel||Heriot-Watt University|
|Melkonian, Houry||Heriot-Watt University|
|Nguyen, Hieu||Heriot-Watt University|
|Pospisil, Jan||University of West Bohemia|
|Ruffert, Max||University of Edinburgh|
|Sabanis, Sotirios||The University of Edinburgh|
|Schmuck, Markus||Heriot-Watt University|
|Tappenden, Rachael||University of Edinburgh|
|Trucu, Dumitru||University of Dundee|
|Tsardakas, Michael||Heriot-Watt University|
|Wachtel, Andreas||University of Strathclyde|
|Watson, Stephen||University of Glasgow|
|Weller, Hilary||University of Reading|