Department of Mathematics

Meta-modelling Day, October 11, 2010

This day provides a forum for applied mathematicians and application scientists to meet around the challenges of building mathematical models for real application problems. 

The number of participants is limited to around 20. The location is Biblioteket, Eklundshof, Uppsala.


The modelling process
9.00-9.05 David Sumpter Welcome and information
9.05-9.25 David Sumpter (Mathematics) Philosophy of mathematical modelling
9.30-9.50 Warwick Tucker (Mathematics) Population models and chaos
9.50-10.10 Coffee
10.10-10.30 Elisabeth Larsson (Scientific Computing) Thoughts on selecting a numerical method and current computational challenges
Case studies
10.35-10.55 Peter Eklöv (Limnology) Adaptive traits in food web dynamics
11.00-11.20 Kersti Hermansson (Chemistry) Philosophy of chemical modelling
11.25-11.45 Susanne Höfner (Astrophysics) Starlight and standstorms: modelling of evolved stars
11.45-12.30 Everyone Start of discussions, identification of interesting topics
12.30-14.00 Lunch at Eklundshof Informal discussion
14.00-16 (ca) Everyone Discussion session, coffee around 15

Photos from the day

The final participant count was 24 people from astrophysics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and scientific computing, here posing for the mandatory conference photo (excluding the photographer).

Below: Snap shots of informal discussions during the coffee break at Eklundshof.


To participate in the Meta-modelling day, register by sending an email to no later than October 6.


This meeting is supported financially by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Mathematics (Uppsala).


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