Celebrating Chris Budd: A leader in mathematical innovation turns 60

On the 4th of March 2020 we come together at the University of Bath and celebrate the 60th birthday of our colleague, friend and collaborator Chris Budd. The aim of this workshop is to bring together collaborators, former PhD students and PostDocs of Chris to celebrate him and his achievements in mathematical innovation over his long and fruitful academic career.

Chris’s career was driven by interdisciplinary research and to honour his achievements in this regard the invited speakers also reflect this. Similarly, the audience of this workshop will be from various academic backgrounds ranging from mathematics to engineering, physics, biology, pharmacology to name a few. We expect that this workshop will highlight an outstanding career such as Chris’s, its genuine interdisciplinary approach to applied mathematics and as such will serve as an exemplar for how innovation and impact in mathematics can be achieved. It will create new and strengthen existing collaborations between mathematicians and its beneficiaries.

If you are interested in participating, please click here to register. Registration is free of charge.

List of speakers

  • Alan Champneys (Bristol, UK)
  • Melina Freitag (Potsdam, Germany)
  • Rachel Kuske (Georgia Institute of Technology, US)
  • Cathryn Mitchell (Bath, UK)
  • Mark Peletier (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
  • Hilary Weller (Reading, UK)


The event will be held at the University of Bath, in 4 West 1.7, on Wednesday, 4 March 2020.


9:45 registration

10:00 Cathryn Mitchell (Bath, UK), Tomography - imaging the impossible

10:45 Alan Champneys (Bristol, UK), A mathematician of dynamical kind

11:30 coffee (in/in front of 4 West 1.7)

12:00 Mark Peletier (Eindhoven, Netherlands), Travels with my uncle Chris

12:45 lunch (Wessex Restaurant in Wessex House)

14:00 Hilary Weller (Reading, UK), Moving meshes over the surface of the Earth - how to handle the sphere and deforming mountains

14:45 Rachel Kuske (Georgia Institute of Technology, US), Tipping near forced dynamic bifurcations: smooth vs. non-smooth

15:30 coffee (in/in front of 4 West 1.7)

16:00 Melina Freitag (Potsdam, Germany), Numerical linear algebra in data assimilation

16:45 closing remarks

17:15 wine reception (4 West Atrium)

19:30 dinner (by invitation only)

See here for instructions how to get to Bath.


If you are interested in participating, please click here to register. Registration is free of charge.


If you have any questions about this event please email one of the organisers: