Chemnitz Finite Element Symposium 2021    

The Chemnitz Finite Element Symposium dates back to 1978, a time when the finite element method, already in use in the engineering community, was just beginning to be seriously analysed by a small number of mathematicians. Since then the FE Symposium, organised throughout the years by the numerical analysis group at the TUC and its descendants, has evolved into an annual workshop on the mathematical analysis of the finite element method and its applications including engineering simulations, control theory and inverse problems. Besides distinguished invited speakers on topical subjects selected each year, the FE Symposium specifically welcomes young researchers and doctoral students for whom it provides a friendly atmosphere and opportunities to interact with more established colleagues. Beginning with 2018, the FE Symposium venue and local organisation will alternate annually between its home in Chemnitz and the institution of one of the members of its Scientific Committee.

Date September 6-8, 2021 (Mon-Wed)
Location In view of encouraging recent developments in diminishing COVID-19 incidence, we will hold the 2021 Chemnitz Finite Element Symposium in-person on the TU Chemnitz campus in the new and beautifully renovated University Library Building located close to the downtown area and the railway station. However, we will allow online participation. There will be no parallel sessions this year, therefore the number of contributed presentations will be limited.
Scientific topics The symposium is devoted to all aspects of finite elements and related methods for solving partial differential equations. The topics include but are not limited to: scientific computing, mechanics/applications, inverse problems and optimization with PDEs, uncertainty quantification.

This year we particularly encourage talks on

  • inverse problems
  • discontinuous Galerkin methods
  • nonlinear PDEs
  • adaptivity
Invited speakers Paola Antonietti (Politecnico di Milano)
Dietmar Gallistl (Uni Jena)
Erik Burman (UCL)
Contributions Time slots are 25 minutes plus 5 minutes for discussion and longer for invited talks.
Talks can be given in-person or online.
Registration and Accomodation The deadline for the registration and abstract submission is 13th August 2021.

Please make your own arrangements for accomodation. We recommend the following hotels (prices may differ):
Scientific Committee
Th. Apel (München) R. Herzog (Chemnitz) A. Rösch (Duisburg-Essen)
S. Beuchler (Hannover) M. Jung (Dresden) O. Steinbach (Graz)
O. Ernst (Chemnitz) U. Langer (Linz) M. Stoll (Chemnitz)
G. Haase (Graz) A. Meyer (Chemnitz)
H. Harbrecht (Basel) O. Rheinbach (Freiberg)
Local Organisation O. Ernst, M. Stoll, M. Winkler, R. Unger, A.-K. Glanzberg, K. Seidel
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CFES 2021 gratefully acknowledges financial support from the
DFG-Transregio 96 “Thermo-Energetic Design of Machine-Tools”