Anders Logg

Speaker: Anders Logg, Professor of Computational Mathematics at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg.

Time: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 15:00-16:00

Place: Auditorium 5, Building C, HCØ, Universitetsparken 5, 2100 Copenhagen Ø.

Note: Drinks and snacks will be served after the talk.

Talk Abstract

For more than two centuries, partial differential equations have been an indispensable tool for scientists and engineers for modeling and understanding a wide range of physical phenomena. The solution of a partial differential equation is often a very challenging and time-consuming task, involving mathematical analysis, numerical analysis, and the development of sophisticated computer programs.

In this talk, I demonstrate how the solution process can be completely automated, to the point where complicated systems of nonlinear partial differential equations can be solved with ease in a web browser.

This work is a joint effort between research groups at Chalmers, University of Chicago, University of Cambridge, KTH and Simula Research Laboratory (in order of appearance) as part of the FEniCS Project, a collaborative project for the development of innovative concepts and tools for automated computational modeling, with a particular focus on automated solution of differential equations by finite element methods, based on domain specific languages, code generation, and high-performance parallel computing.


Anders Logg is a professor of Computational Mathematics at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg. His main research interest is in the numerical solution of partial differential equations, in particular adaptive finite element methods and the development of efficient computer programs for automated multiphysics simulation. He is one of the founders and core developers of FEniCS, an international project for the development of free software for automated solution of differential equations.


23 April 2014