The intention of ‘Numerics of PDEs unplugged 2020’ is to provide blackboard talks only, with mobile phones and laptops switched off during all talks. This is quite paradoxical considering that this field of mathematics is actually motivated by the use of computers. Is it possible to give talk on numerical methods for PDEs on a blackboard, and without running movies or showing convergence plots? We believe: it is! And we believe that the result will often be much better than so many conference talks with a speaker clicking through 60 slides in 25 minutes.
Sadly, the Covid-19 pandemia put a spoke in our wheel. The Corona restrictions forced us – irony of fate – to turn Numerics of PDEs unplugged 2020 into a pure online event. All talks will be given as a video conference via Zoom, but our speakers will try to preserve as much as possible of the original unplugged spirit.
Lehel Banjai (Edinburgh, Scotland), David Cohen (Gothenburg, Sweden), Balázs Kovács (Regensburg, Germany), Caroline Lasser (Munich, Germany), María López-Fernández (Málaga, Spain), Christian Lubich (Tübingen, Germany), Alexander Ostermann (Innsbruck, Austria), Gilles Vilmart (Geneva, Switzerland)
For further information and registration details please see http://www.waves.kit.edu/numericsofpdesunplugged2020.php