The 5th Oxford University SIAM Student Chapter Conference

Date: 23rd, Feb. 2012

Venue: St. Anne's College, Oxford

The 5th Annual Oxford University SIAM Student Chapter Conference will take place on 23rd February 2012 at St. Anne's College, Oxford.

The aim of the conference is to bring together undergraduate and graduate students, young researchers, and faculty from a wide range of disciplines, sharing a common interest in Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with one another, share their research/study interests, and make useful contacts from the academic community and industry.

The day consists of two plenary sessions, student talks and poster presentations. Students working in applied and computational mathematics all over the UK are encouraged to attend, and limited travel grants are available. The conference, including coffee and lunch, is free. The day will culminate with a conference dinner at St Anne's College, at a cost of £18pp. Applications for talks and poster presentations, travel grants, and the choice to attend the dinner can be made through the conference registration form.

Postgraduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to consider presenting their work, in the form of a talk or poster. Cash prizes will be awarded for the best student talk and poster.

Details of our previous conferences can be found here - 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008.


A map that shows walking directions from Oxford Rail Station to St. Anne's College can be found here. The journey takes approximately 20 minutes.

A map of St Anne's College can be downloaded here or here.


1000 - 1030: Arrivals and registration in Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre

1030 - 1115: Opening talk by Professor Nick Trefethen (President of SIAM, University of Oxford)
"Six myths of polynomial interpolation and quadrature"

1115 - 1215: Professor Oliver Jensen (University of Nottingham)
"Multiscale biomechanics: underground and inside-out"

1215 - 1240: Arnaud Lionnet (University of Oxford)
"Pricing of options and backward stochastic differential equations"

1240 - 1400: Lunch and poster session in Ruth Deech building

1400 - 1425: Richard Lillington (University of Warwick)
"Mathematics in industry: Building fuel systems"

1425 - 1450: Amy Smith (University of Oxford)
"Multi-scale modelling of blood flow in the coronary microcirculation: a discrete to continuum approach"

1450 - 1515: Hiro Funakoshi (University of Cambridge)
"Decoding the cosmic microwave background: Why and how"

1515 - 1545: Tea and coffee break in Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre

1545- 1610: Charlotta Howarth (University of Reading)
"Ray tracing for an optimal Hankel basis in the ultra weak variational formulation"

1610 - 1635: Almut Eisentraeger (University of Oxford)
"Multi-fluid poroelastic modelling of the cerebrospinal fluid infusion test"

1635 - 1735: Professor Jon Chapman (University of Oxford)
"How many shuffles to randomise a deck of cards?"

1900: Conference dinner in the Ruth Deech building

Important dates

Deadline for applying for a talk: Friday 27th January.

Accepted talks will be announced by: Friday 3rd February.

Deadline for  travel grant applications and poster abstracts: Wednesday 8th February.

Announcement of travel grants and accepted posters: Wednesday 15th February.

Deadline for conference registration: Friday 17th February.

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