First Workshop on Numerics and Computation

Institut de Matemàtiques i Aplicacions de Castelló (IMAC)        

24 June 2016

Castellón, Spain

Computer simulation is
perceived today as a "third leg" of physical research, complementing theory and experiment. It is very often used as an adjunct to, or substitute for, modeling systems for which simple closed form analytic solutions are not possible. There are many types of computer simulations; their common feature is the attempt to generate a sample of representative scenarios for a model in which a complete enumeration of all possible states of the model would be prohibitive or impossible.

In this setting the use of numerical analysis is of course absolutely relevant, and not only in engineering and physics, but also in the life sciences and even the arts. Just to quote a few examples, numerical ordinary differential equautions appear in celestial mechanics and dynamical astronomy, numerical linear algebra play a fundamental role in data analysis, and
stochastic differential equations and Markov chains are essential in simulating living cells for medicine and biology.

Overarching these fields, the area of foundations of computational mathematics lies at the interface of mathematics and computations.


The aim of the workshop is to give a glimpse of the new results in these areas by three world recognized experts and to provide a platform for exchanging new ideas and results in numerical analysis, simulation and computational mathematics.

The workshop will take place at the Institut de Matemàtiques i Aplicacions de Castelló (IMAC), Universitat Jaume I, in Castellón (Spain).



  • Sergio Blanes (Valencia)
  • Fernando Casas (Castellón)
  • José María Gómez (Madrid)
  • Per Christian Moan (Oslo)
  • Jesús Navarro (Valencia)
  • José Ángel Oteo (Valencia)
  • José Ros (Valencia)


  • Sergio Blanes (Universitat Politècnica de València)
  • Fernando Casas (Universitat Jaume I)
  • José Ángel Oteo (Universitat de València)


The workshop will take place at the Lecture Room TI2328DS, at the Department of Mathematics. In this map of the campus we have indicated the location of the Department of Mathematics / IMAC, in addition to the last stop of the tram and the main entrance to the ESTCE.

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