The 6th Oxford University SIAM Student Chapter Conference

Date: 15th, Feb. 2013

Venue: St. Antony's College, Oxford

The 6th Annual Oxford University SIAM Student Chapter Conference will take place on Friday, 15th February 2013 at St. Antony'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. All students who are working in an area related to applied and computational mathematics are encouraged to attend, and travel grants are available. The conference, including coffee and lunch, is free. The day will culminate with a complimentary dinner at a local restaurant. Please note that dinner spaces are limited and will be given on a first come, first served basis, and that priority will be given to speakers and poster presenters.

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.

We are very pleased to announce that the plenary speakers for 2013 are Chris Budd (Bath) and Sam Howison (Oxford).

Details of our previous conferences can be found here - 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008.

The 6th Oxford University SIAM Student Chapter Conference is sponsored by BNP. The Chapter also receives generous support from Winton Capital Management and BP.

Registration details and important (EXTENDED) dates

Applications for talks and poster presentations, travel grants, and general registration for the conference can be made using our online form found here.

Note: If you have already registered but have not yet submitted an abstract, please email your abstract to Paul Roberts (

Please note the following extended dates:

Information about travel grants

There is limited funding available for travel grants, and applications for travel grants can be made using the registration form. We do ask that you provide an itemized list of your expenses and estimated costs. Priority will be given to speakers and poster presenters.

Directions and location details

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

By coach: Gloucester Green is Oxford's main bus terminal and it is located directly in the city centre. Walking directions from the bus station to St. Antony's college can be found here. The journey takes approximately 15 minutes.

A map of St. Antony's College can be found here. The conference will be held in the Nissan Lecture Theatre (27 on the map) and posters will be in the FDR building.


1000 - 1030: Registration in the Nissan Lecture Theatre.

1030 - 1100: Tea and coffee in the Buttery.

1100 - 1115: Welcome and Introduction: Prof Nick Trefethen (Oxford)

1115 - 1215: Plenary session: Prof Chris Budd (Bath)
"Maths in and out of the zoo"

1215 - 1300: Poster session in the Fellow's Dining Room.

1300 - 1400: Lunch in the Hall.

1400 - 1420: Mohit Dalwadi
"Trajectories of a saturated porous medium within a rotating vessel and the resultant flow"

1420 - 1440: Samuel Groth
"A frequency independent boundary element method for light scattering by atmospheric particles"

1440 - 1500: Thorsten Schulz
"Sequential modelling of dependent jump processes"

1500 - 1520: BNP Paribas

1520 - 1550: Tea and coffee in the Buttery.

1550 - 1610: Mariano Galvango
"Pulling a plate out from a bath: Transitions from precursor films to Landau-Levich films"

1610 - 1630: Eric Hall
"Higher order spatial approximations for degenerate parabolic SPDEs"

1630 - 1730: Plenary session: Prof Sam Howison (Oxford)
"Games with exhaustible resources"

1900 onwards: Dinner

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