Napier 400 - Numerical Algorithms and Intelligent Software Symposium

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Napier 400 - Numerical Algorithms and Intelligent Software Symposium

 Apr 02 2014
 ICMS, 15 South College Street Edinburgh
John Napier was born in Edinburgh and lived and worked there. Our meeting was part of a series of events in 2014 coordinated by the Royal Society of Edinburgh to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Napier's discovery of logarithms - Mirifici Logarithmorum Canonis Descriptio (1614) - and follows on from the last celebration held in 1914!


  • Martin Gander, University of Geneva - From Lagrangian Mechanics to Optimal Control and PDE Constraints

  • Mike Giles, University of Oxford - Computing Logarithms and Other Special Functions

  • Nick Higham, University of Manchester - The Matrix Logarithm: from Theory to Computation

  • Hilary Weller, University of Reading - Numerics for Weather and Climate Forecasting on Modern Computers

  • Jacek Gondzio, University of Edinburgh - The Logarithmic Barrier Function and Interior Point Methods for Optimization



Jackson, AdrianEPCC, The University of Edinburgh
Aisha, AlqahtaniMACS
Lehel, BanjaiHeriot-Watt University
Asgeir, BirkissonUniversity of Oxford
Natalia, BochkinaUniversity of Edinburgh
Michal, BosyUniversity of Strathclyde
Lyonell, BoultonHeriot-Watt University
Lyuba, ChumakovaUniversity of Edinburgh
Stone, DanielHeriot-Watt
Penny, DaviesUniversity of Strathclyde
Dugald, DuncanHeriot-Watt University
Chris, EilbeckHeriot-Watt University
Doaa, ElsakoutHeriot-Watt University
Olivier, FercoqUniversity of Edinburgh
Kimon, FountoulakisUniversity of Edinburgh
Martin, GanderUniversity of Geneva
Mike, GilesUniversity of Oxford
Ben, GoddardUniversity of Edinburgh
Jacek, GondzioUniversity of Edinburgh
Cheherazada, Gonzalez AguayoUniversity of Strathclyde
Julian, HallUniversity of Edinburgh
Nick, HighamThe University of Manchester
Des, HighamUniversity of Strathclyde
Pearson, JohnUniversity of Edinburgh
Jakub, KonečnýUniversity of Edinburgh
Ben, LeimkuhlerUniversity of Edinburgh
Gabriel, LordHeriot-Watt University
Houry, MelkonianHeriot-Watt University
Hieu, NguyenHeriot-Watt University
Jan, PospisilUniversity of West Bohemia
Max, RuffertUniversity of Edinburgh
Sotirios, SabanisThe University of Edinburgh
Markus, SchmuckHeriot-Watt University
Rachael, TappendenUniversity of Edinburgh
Dumitru, TrucuUniversity of Dundee
Michael, TsardakasHeriot-Watt University
Andreas, WachtelUniversity of Strathclyde
Stephen, WatsonUniversity of Glasgow
Hilary, WellerUniversity of Reading
Shengxin(Jude), ZHU