2015: Uncertainty Quantification
The 2015 winter school will be held from Sunday January 18 to Friday January 23 at Dr. Holms hotel Geilo. The topic for the 2015 school is Uncertainty Quantification for Physical Phenomena.


Uncertainty Quantification for Physical Phenomena

Many complex physical problems can be simulated using numerical discretizations and mathematical models of the underlying physical process. For many systems, such simulations are able to accurately capture future development based on a complete description of the current physical state. Unfortunately, we typically do not have the complete state: we only see glimpses or derived quantities and have to create an estimate wherever we are missing data. In addition, we also know that most measurements of a physical system will have inaccuracies and margins of error. With an inaccurate description of the initial state we will therefore expect inaccuracies in simulation results. The real question is then: how accurate are our results?

This year’s winter school covers the topic of uncertainty quantification for simulation of physical phenomena. Uncertainty quantification aims to answer the questions "How accurate are the results?", and "Where are the largest uncertainties?", and the winter school will cover both intrusive and non-intrusive methods. We will learn from experts in the field on topics including multi-level Monte Carlo and ensemble simulations, polynomial chaos, and inverse problems.

 The school starts in the afternoon on Sunday, and ends after lunch on Friday. For more information, you may contact Andre.Brodtkorb@sintef.no.

Winter School Flyer



The winter school starts on Sunday afternoon, and ends on Friday before lunch.

  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
07:00 - 09:00   Breakfast
09:00 - 10:30   Lecture Lecture Lecture Lecture Lecture
10:30 - 12:30   Break (lunch 12:30 - 14:00) Lecture
12:30 - 14:45   Lunch
15:00 - 16:30   Lecture Lcture Lecture Lecture  
16:30 - 17:00 Coffee  
17:00 - 18:30 Lecture Lecture Lecture Lecture / Poster Lecture  


Full schedule and program



This years winter school will lectured by the following experts on Uncertainty Quantification.


About the school

The school is held at Dr. Holms Hotel in the middle of the ski slopes in Geilo, Norway. It targets Ph.D. level students the most brilliant master students and young researchers. It is also a meeting place for senior researchers. The school starts on Sunday afternoon and ends on Friday after lunch. Each day has one morning lecture, followed by a long break which is well spent socializing, and mostly skiing in the Geilo ski slopes or along the many cross-country tracks. The afternoon consists of two double lectures separated by a coffee break, and finally a common three course dinner.



Please register as early as possible, as we only have a limited number of rooms at Dr. Holms. The school is free to attend, but attendees must cover individual hotel and travel expenses.

Published February 5, 2014