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The Sayas Numerics Seminar

The Sayas Numerics Seminar is a new online seminar on Computational Mathematics that will replace the University of Maryland Numerical Analysis Seminar during the Fall 2020 semester. The latter is organized by Ricardo H. Nochetto  (Mathematics and IPST) and Howard Elman (Computer Science, Mathematics, and Director of the Applied Mathematics & Statistics and Scientific Computing).

The new seminar is in honor of Francisco J. Sayas, who passed away in April 2019. F.J. Sayas was a renowned mathematician specializing in numerical analysis and scientific computing at the University of Delaware. In addition to his many achievements, F.J. Sayas played a key role in establishing and running DelMar, an annual workshop on computational mathematics, and was dedicated to its mission of giving young mathematicians an opportunity to share their work. This was a collaboration that started in 2012 between the University of Maryland and the University of Delaware in which R.H. Nochetto was a key figure.

The Sayas Numerics Seminar will consist of one-hour talks every Tuesday, 3:30-4:30PM, unless stated otherwise. The seminar should attract a large audience and become a popular venue for communication of timely and exciting research in Computational Mathematics. Besides eight to nine invited talks by renowned researchers, the organizing committee

  • Harbir Antil (George Mason University)
  • Andrei Draganescu (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
  • Ricardo H. Nochetto (UMD)
  • Petr Plechac (University of Delaware)
  • Tobias Von Petersdorff (UMD)

plans to have three to four seminars for young people (students, post-doctoral fellows, and early career researchers) to expose their work. Each of these seminars  will be split into three 20-minute talks. Young people will be chosen on a competitive basis from a pool of applicants. They are expected to become regular attendees of the seminar.

For more information, visit the official page of the Sayas Numerics Seminar.