Recent advances in discontinuous Galerkin methods

11-12 September 2014, University of Reading, UK

Organisers: Alexey Chernov, Andrea Moiola, Tristan Pryer. The workshop is supported by the London Mathematical Society.

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The discontinuous Galerkin Method is a well-established approach for the numerical solution of PDEs with applications ranging from electromagnetic scattering to fluid and structural mechanics. One of the reasons of the success of the DG paradigm is its flexibility and capability to incorporate different numerical methodologies: high order approximation, a posteriori error control, Trefftz approximation, hp time stepping. The aim of the workshop is to bring together the leading scientists and active young researchers, mostly from the UK, working in the field of discontinuous Galerkin methods and initiate intensive idea exchanges and new collaborations.

Invited speakers:

Programme and abstracts:

The workshop programme and the abstracts of talks and posters are available here (pdf).
PhD and postdoc participants are invited to present a poster.


Fatima Al-Shanfari,  Brunel University
Blanca Ayuso de Dios,  KAUST, Saudi Arabia
Gabriel Barrenechea,  University of Strathclyde
Claudio Bierig,  University of Reading
Andrea Cangiani,  University of Leicester
Simon N. Chandler Wilde,  University of Reading
Alexey Chernov,  University of Reading
Andreas Dedner,  University of Warwick
Herbert Egger,  TU Darmstadt, Germany
Emmanuil Georgoulis,  University of Leicester
Stefano Giani,  Durham University
Andrew J. Gibbs,  University of Reading
Samuel P. Groth,  University of Reading
Edward Hall,  University of Leicester
Paul Houston,  University of Nottingham
Fotini Karakatsani,  University of Strathclyde
Nikos Katzourakis,  University of Reading
Fritz Kretzschmar,  TU Darmstadt, Germany
Irene Kyza,  University of Dundee
Omar Lakkis,  University of Sussex
Steve Langdon,  University of Reading
Matthias Maischak,  Brunel University
Charalambos Makridakis,  University of Sussex
Xiong Meng,  University of East Anglia
Andrea Moiola,  University of Reading
Cecilia Pagliantini,  ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Tristan Pryer,  University of Reading
Anne Reinarz,  University of Reading
Michele Ruggeri,  TU Wien, Austria
Jennifer Ryan,  University of East Anglia
Mohammad A.M. Sabawi,  University of Leicester
Younis A. Sabawi,  University of Leicester
Iain Smears,  University of Oxford


If you wish to attend, please contact the organisers at by August 2014.
The registration fee is £ 30.
Registration is free for students and postdoctoral researchers within three years of the completion of their PhDs.

Practical information


The workshop will take place in room 113 of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the Whiteknights campus of the University of Reading, RG6 6AX.

Instructions to reach the campus and the department can be found at this link and on this map; here is a map of the campus.
Reading is easily reached by train, see, and from Heathrow airport with the RailAir coach service.
Bus service 21 connects Reading central train station (stop EJ) to the campus (stop Whiteknights House).
Alternatively, you can hire a bike from the town centre to the campus with the ReadyBike service for £ 1 per hour; you need to register online at this website.

The social dinner will take place at Queen's Head Pub.


The scientific programme will start at 1pm on Thursday 11th September 2014 and will finish at 1:30pm on Friday 12th September; see the preliminary programme here.
Lunch will be provided in the Mathematics common room from 12:00 on Thursday.


The participants are advised to book the hotel well in advance. We recommend:
The Cedars Hotel (on campus, number 55 on this map)
Hillingdon Prince (15-minute walk)
Great Expectations (25-minute walk)

Wireless access

The workshop venue has wireless access throughout, both via EduRoam and another network for which you will be given instructions on arrival.