Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Partial Differential Equations (07w5506)

Arriving in Banff, Alberta on Sunday, November 25 and departing Friday November 30, 2007


Bernardo Cockburn (University of Minnesota)
Dominik Schoetzau (University of British Columbia)
Chi-Wang Shu (Brown University)


The objective of this meeting is to address some of the most relevant issues of the current development of the discontinuous Galerkin methods: the devising of new methods that have fewer globally coupled degrees of freedom, the devising of new methods for incompressible fluid flow and structural mechanics, the analysis of new adaptive algorithms, the design of new solvers and implementation techniques.

The importance and popularity of discontinuous Galerkin methods has been demonstrated in two recent journals devoting special issues to these methods:

B. Cockburn and C.-W. Shu: Foreword for the special issue on discontinuous Galerkin method, Journal of Scientific Computing, v22-23 (2005), pp.1-3.

C. Dawson, Foreword for the special issue on discontinuous Galerkin method,
Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, v195 (2006), p.3.

In this meeting, we plan to bring together the 25-30 top experts in the field of discontinuous Galerkin methods and to make progress in the important issues
identified above. We will also reserve 10-15 slots for postdocs and senior graduate students.