Invitation 2017

Welcome to the first edition of the Nordic Graduate Course on Computational Mathematical Modeling!

The first edition (2017) of the course will be hosted by Chalmers / University of Gothenburg (Anders Logg) and University of Oslo (Kent-Andre Mardal). Read on for an overview of the course or download the course plan for full details.

Organization

The course is divided into three parts:

Part I: Lectures and project introductions (April 24-28 2017)

During 2017, this part is hosted by Chalmers / University of Gothenburg.

During this first part of the course, students will attend lectures on topics ranging from introduction to finite element methods for partial differential equations, Python programming, FEniCS programming, and use of advanced software tools and services for programming, scientific visualization, testing, version control and online collaboration. Guest lecturers will present topics from current research and propose possible project assignments.

Part II: Project work

During the second part of the course, students will team up in pairs, ideally together with a fellow student from another country, and work on the formulation, execution and presentation of a project assignment, using the techniques, collaboration practices and online tools introduced in the first week of the course.

Part III: Lectures and project presentations (August 14-18 2017)

During 2017, this part is hosted by University of Oslo.

During the third part of the course, students will again attend a series of lectures focusing on applications of the methodology introduced in the first part of the course, work on finishing the presentations of their project work, and finally present their work in the form of a scientific poster and a short oral presentation.

Requirements

Students are expected to have a working knowledge of calculus in many variables and some programming language (Python, C++, Java, MATLAB, …). Throughout the course we will be working entirely in the Python programming language and a part of the course will be dedicated to Python programming. Students are also expected to have some familiarity with PDEs and the finite element method. All students should bring their own laptops to the course for project assignments and project work.

Housing

During the first week of the course, students will be hosted at the Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Infrastructure at Kristineberg on the west coast of Sweden.


Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Infrastructure at Kristineberg

Details on housing in Oslo during the second week of the course will be listed shortly.

Registration

Register for the course by sending an email to Anders Logg. State your name, school, nationality and billing address.

The last day to register is April 1st 2017.

Fees

The fee for attending the course is 3000 SEK, which includes the cost of lectures, housing and meals in both Gothenburg and Oslo. Students will receive an invoice from Chalmers University of Technology.

Grading

Students who complete the course will receive a grade (pass/fail) and 7.5 ECTS credit points.

Lecturers

Examiners and main lecturers

 

Anders Logg

Professor of Computational Mathematics
Chalmers University of Technology

Kent-Andre Mardal

Professor of Mechanics
University of Oslo

Joachim Mathiesen

Associate Professor
University of Copenhagen

 

Guest lecturers

 

Helmut Pottmann

Professor
TU Wien

Mats Ander

Senior lecturer
Chalmers University of Technology

Stig Larsson

Professor of Applied Mathematics
Chalmers University of Technology

Klas Modin

Assistant professor
Chalmers University of Technology

Axel Målqvist

Associate professor in mathematics
University of Gothenburg

Marie Rognes

Chief research scientist
Simula Research Laboratory

Kristian Valen-Sendstad

Research scientist
Simula Research Laboratory

 

Lecturers and course assistants

 

Carl Lundholm
Magne Nordaas