Entrance hall of the ICMS Workshop

Applied and computational complex analysis

May 08, 2017 - May 12, 2017

ICMS, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AA


Name Institution
Clarkson, Peter University of Kent
Crowdy, Darren Imperial College London
Fokas, Thanasis University of Cambridge
McDonald, Robb University College London
Pelloni, Beatrice Heriot-Watt University
Pelloni1, Beatrice Heriot-Watt University


Bringing together mathematicians, at all career stages, who share an interest in using fundamental complex analysis methods  this workshop will explore new and deep mathematical connections between shapes, transforms, spectral analysis and inverse problems. The programme is deliberately wide in scope with participants having research interests covering aspects of the theoretical development of complex analysis, associated computational methods and application to problems of medical, industrial and geophysical importance.The following challenges will be addressed at the workshop:

• Shape evolution in interface dynamics.
• Shape emergence in the Painlevé equations.
• Special function theory and asymptotics.
• Spectral analysis, transforms and medical imaging.

The organisers expect that the workshop will: allow for an  an exchange of the latest  developments and results of researchers covering a wide range of applied and computational complex analysis and, consequently, raising of the awareness of the power of these approaches to the next generation of applied mathematicians;  that outstanding problems will be identified, both theoretical and applied, which can be tackled using complex analysis and associated numerical methods; and importantly that there will be the initiation of collaborations, especially between researchers working in different areas of applied and computational complex analysis. Ultimately, it is anticipated that the mathematical techniques discussed and developed as a result of the workshop should eventually become widely used in industrial, biological and physical applications.



The workshop will be held at ICMS, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AA. 


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A taxi directly from the airport will cost approximately 20.00 to 25.00 GBP to the city centre for a one-way journey.     There is also a bus service direct from the airport to the city centre which will cost 4.50 GBP single or 7.50 GBP return - the Airlink 100.  This is a frequent service (every 10 minutes during peak times) and will bring you close to Waverley Railway Station, only a short walk to the accommodation and the workshop venue (see map in 'Venue' section above). 

Lothian buses charge £1.60 for a single, £4.00 for a day ticket. Please note that the exact fare is required and no change is given.

If travelling by train, please note that Edinburgh has several railway stations - Waverley Railway Station being the main station and closest to the workshop venue at 15 South College Street.  If you alight at Edinburgh Waverley, the workshop venue is an easy 10 minute walk over North and South Bridge. The second large railway station is called Haymarket and is at the West End of the city centre.    Please be aware that there is also an Edinburgh Park railway station but this is at the west side of the city some way from the city centre.  For ICMS, use Edinburgh Waverley.



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