Department of Mathematics

Complex modeling, Convergence and Uncertainty Quantification, 4-5 June 2012, Uppsala

Working days: June 4-5, 2012
Arrival: June 3, 2012
Departure: June 6, 2012

Invited speakers:

Susie Bayarri, University of Valencia, Spain 
Pietro Congedo, INRIA Bordeaux Sud - Ouest, France 
Fritjof Fagerlund, Uppsala University, Sweden
Gainluca Iaccarino, Stanford University, USA
Thomas Schön, Linköping University, Sweden
Anders Szepessy, KTH, Sweden 

Aims and Goals of the Workshop

Mathematical models and numerical simulations are ubiquitous both in science and society. They are used for better understanding of processes and phenomena as well as for making important political or economical decisions. In each field contributing to a simulation there are different types of errors and methods to estimate and control these. There are measurement errors that affect input data, there are modeling errors and model validation methods, there are numerical errors and error analysis. Uncertainty quantification is about taking a holistic approach to the problem and dealing with all the uncertainties so that the final result can be delivered with a probability estimate.

In this workshop, we are recognizing the truly interdisciplinary nature of uncertainty quantification and are bringing together speakers who can provide different angles to the problem. We hope to attract an audience with equally wide ranging backgrounds and intend to have cross disciplinary discussions.

The image we have chosen for the conference web pages is from the Millennium Simulation, announced 2005.06.02 by the Virgo consortium, which used the largest supercomputer in Europe (at that time), at the German Astrophysical Virtual Observatory, for over a month to model the history of the Universe in a cube over 2 billion light years on a side, holding 20 million galaxies.

Local organizing committee:

Elisabeth Larson, Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University
Gergana Angelova Hamberg, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University 
Stefan Engblom, Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University 
Axel Målqvist, Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University  
Torsten Söderström, Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University  

This meeting is supported financially by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Mathematics, Uppsala University, Uppsala. 

Image source: Rich Murray from Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505, USA (astroMSseqF_063aL) [CC-BY-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons