Recent Developments in Numerical Methods for Nonlinear Hyperbolic Partial Differential Equations and their Applications (08w5024)

Arriving Sunday, August 31 and departing Friday September 5, 2008

Organizers

Ian Mitchell (University of British Columbia)
Stanley Osher (University of California, Los Angeles)
Chi-Wang Shu (Div of applied mathematics, Brown University)
Hongkai Zhao (University of California, Irvine)

Objectives

The goal of the workshop is to bring together experts as well as
junior researchers who are approaching nonlinear hyperbolic PDEs from
different perspectives, including numerical analysis, algorithms and
applications. We will select a group of participants with common
interest but with diversified backgrounds and knowledge, thereby
bringing in a wider range of expertise than is possible at other
venues, such as conference mini-symposia. The workshop will be
composed of (1) survey talks on different methods and applications;
(2) research talks on recent advances; (3) open discussions on
possible collaborations and future directions. We believe that an
intense five day workshop in the isolated but invigorating environment
of the Banff International Research Station will provide wonderful
opportunities for communication and further collaborations among
participants, as well as transitions of new algorithms between
subfields and into applications. The former will benefit
participants, while the latter the huge community who make use of
these important equations.