Brazilian - German Summer School 2016

Numerical Simulations with the Finite Element Method

Mathematical Analysis and Computational Practice

Institute of Mathematics and Statistics - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

15th - 26th February, 2016 - Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil


Partial Differential Equations and their numerical simulations play a decisive role in scientific researches in a vast of academic and industrial fields. The Finite Element Method is one of the most important discretization approaches to such equations. This summer course focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects in performing numerical simulations with the Finite Element Method.

Participants have the opportunity to learn about the theoretical fundamentals in morning classes with Prof. Dr. Malte Braack (Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel) and Prof. Dr. Thomas Richter (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) as speakers. They are the main developers of the high performance adaptive Finite Element toolkit Gascoigne 3D. Then, in the afternoon lab classes, participants study the computational issues of Finite element schemes by implementing them using the Gascoigne toolkit.

Latest News

  • 02/11/2016 - The School will take place in Campus do Vale (UFRGS), building 43123 (Prédio F), room F115. See the complete address here and this map.
  • 02/02/2016 - Brazilian - German Summer School 2016 Kit is ready. Each registered participant will receive a kit composed of a canvas tote bag, a notebook, a pen and valuable informations about the school program.
  • 01/11/2016 - We are proud to announce that we have confirmed applicants from Argentina, Colombia, Peru, and many states of Brazil. We are looking forward to meeting them all in Porto Alegre.