Advances in Computational Wave Propagation 2011

Date: 2-3 September 2011 (Planned start is Friday 1pm and finish around lunch time on Saturday)

The aim of this workshop is to discuss current research topics in finite and boundary element methods for wave propagation problems. The schedule consists of invited one hour presentations.

Invited Speakers:

Registration: To register for the workshop please send an E-Mail to

Venue: The talks will take place in Room 500, Department of Mathematics, 25 Gordon Street. When you enter the building from Gordon Street please go through to the second elevator, which will lead you directly to the department.

Accommodation: We recommend booking accommodation in the Bloomsbury Area. Visitors of the Department of Mathematics usually use the Crescent Hotel. Another frequently used hotel is the Tavistock Hotel. For available University of London accommodation please check here.


Friday 02 September

13:00 - 14:00     Markus Melenk, "HP-FEM for the Helmholtz equation"
14:00 - 15:00     Ilaria Perugia, "Trefftz-Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for the Time-Harmonic Maxwell Equations"
15:00 - 15:30     Break
15:30 - 16:00     Timo Betcke, "Modulated plane-wave methods for heterogeneous media"
16:00 - 17:00     Ben Cox, "Modelling nonlinear wave propagation in heterogeneous absorbing media using pseudo-spectral and k-space models"
18:00                Drinks in the Senior Common Room followed by Dinner

Saturday 03 September

09:00 - 10:00    Stefano Giani, "High-Order/hp-Adaptive discontinuous Galerkin finite element methods for acoustic problems"
10:00 - 10:30    Break
10:30 - 11:30    Mahadevan Ganesh, "A reduced basis boundary element method for electromagnetic wave propagation"
11:30 - 12:30    Stephen Langdon, "Boundary element methods for high frequency scattering by non-convex polygons"