Workshop on boundary elements and adaptivity


14. - 15.03.2016


Departement Mathematik und Informatik
Fachbereich Mathematik
Spiegelgasse 1
CH-4051 Basel


The talks will be held in:

Room 05.001 (Spiegelgasse 5)


About the workshop:

Various problems in science and engineering can be formulated as boundary integral equations. These are numerically solved by the boundary element method. For example, the boundary element method is the favourable approach for the treatment of exterior boundary value problems, as the infinite expansion of the domain does not pose a problem for the discretization anymore. This is particularly desirable for simulations in electromagnetics or in case of the Helmholtz equation.

The solution of a boundary integral equation often exposes local features, like for example edge or vertex singularities. Thus, adaptive procedures become important to automatically refine, coarsen, or relocate a mesh to generate the solution with a given target accuracy in optimal fashion. This workshop intends to bring together leading experts in adaptive boundary element methods.

This workshop is supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

For travel information see here.


Monday 14.03.2016Tuesday 15.03.2016
 08:50 - 09:00 Opening 
 09:00 - 09:40 Wolfgang Kreuzer 09:00 - 09:40 Mario Bebendorf
 09:40 - 10:20 Dirk Praetorius 09:40 - 10:20 Markus Faustmann
 10:20 - 10:50 Coffee break 10:20 - 10:50 Coffee break
 10:50 - 11:30 Manuela Utzinger 10:50 - 11:30 Ernst Peter Stephan
 11:30 - 12:10 Markus Weimar 11:30 - 12:10 Johannes Tausch
 12:10 - 14:20 Lunch 12:10 - 12:20 Closing
 14:20 - 15:00 Günther Of 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch                   
 15:00 - 15:40 Gregor Gantner
 15:40 - 16:10 Coffee break
 16:10 - 16:50 Alexander Haberl
 16:50 - 17:30 Christoph Erath
 19:00 Conference Dinner


Mario Bebendorf, Universität Bayreuth

Christoph Erath, Technische Universität Darmstadt

Markus Faustmann, Technische Universität Wien

Gregor Gantner, Technische Universität Wien

Alexander Haberl, Technische Universität Wien

Wolfgang Kreuzer, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Institut für Schallforschung

Günter Of, Technische Universität Graz

Dirk Praetorius, Technische Universität Wien

Ernst Peter Stephan, Universität Hannover

Johannes Tausch, Southern Methodist University, Dallas

Manuela Utzinger, Universität Basel

Markus Weimar, Universität Siegen



Arrival at Badischer Bahnhof: Take the tram number 6 (direction Allschwil) to Schifflände

Arrival at main station (Basel SBB): Take the tram number 8 (direction Kleinhüningen/Weil am Rhein) or the tram number 11 (direction St-Louis Grenze) to Schifflände.


Arrival at Basel-Moulhouse: Take the bus number 50 to Kannenfeldplatz, change to the bus number 36 (direction Schifflände) to Schifflände.

Arrival at Zürich: There is a direct train to Basel SBB, afterwards proceed as described in Section Train.

The Department as well as the hotel are in walking distance from there. Location on google maps.

Contact for questions

Manuela Utzinger

Departement Mathematik und Informatik
Fachbereich Mathematik
Spiegelgasse 1
4051 Basel


Phone: +41 (0)61 267 24 16