Stanford 50: State of the Art and Future Directions of Computational Mathematics and Numerical Computing


  • March 30, 2007
  • 9:00 am - 9:25 am

Matrix iterations and saddle-point systems: From optimization to Navier-Stokes and back

Andy Wathen (University of Oxford)

The Numerical Analysis group at Stanford and in particular Gene Golub have been deeply involved in iterative linear algebra since the late 1950s.

In this talk we discuss preconditioning and the iterative solution of saddle-point systems and draw together applications in Optimization and the PDEs of incompressible fluid flow, looking forward to the next challenging problems for these methodologies.

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