NGSolve User Meeting 2018, July 4-6, Göttingen


This user meeting is the successor of the first NGSolve user meeting which successfully took place in Vienna in 2017. At the NGSolve user meeting 2018 in Göttingen, we again bring together advanced NGSolve users with different background, as well as newcomers who want to get a quickstart into NGSolve and NGS-Py. Experiences will be shared, new features are to be discussed and extensions to the software are presented.


Tuesday, July 03
 19:00  Come Together at Sausalitos
Wednesday, July 04, "Tagungszentrum an der Sternwarte"
 8:30 - 9:30      NGSolve installation session        
9:30 - 10:45 NGSolve basics tutorial
11:15 - 12:30 NGSolve basics tutorial(cont'd)
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 15:15 NGSolve basics tutorial(cont'd)
15:45 - 17:30 NGSolve basics tutorial(cont'd)
Thursday, July 05, "Tagungszentrum an der Sternwarte"
8:45 - 9:45 unfitted FEM with NGSolve (ngsxfem)
10:15 - 11:00 unfitted FEM with NGSolve (ngsxfem)
 11:00 - 14:00 Guide and lunch at the DLR Göttingen 
14:00 - 14:45

FEM-BEM coupling with NGSolve and BEM++ (A. Rieder)

14:45 - 15:30 User talks
16:00 - 18:00 User talks (cont'd)
 19:30 Dinner at Sambesi
Friday, July 06, Vortragsraum des Historischen Gebäudes der SUB
 8:30 - 10:15 Parallel Computing with NGSolve
10:45 - 11:30 Cloud Computing with NGSolve
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch break
12:30 - 14:00 User talks (cont'd)
 14:00 - 16:00 Discussion, outlook and closing


Organisational slides: [pdf] 

Material for contributed Sessions

User talks (and material)

Session 1 (Thursday before afternoon Coffee break)

  • J. Gopalakrishnan: C++ Programming for NGSolve 
  • J. Schütz: Multiderivative solvers [zip]

Session 2 (Thursday after afternoon Coffee break)

  • R. Dubey: Tyre tread design
  • A. Massing: Unfitted DG on surfaces
  • C.-M. Pfeiler: Micromagnetics
  • A. Linke & P.L. Lederer: Robust schemes for incompressible flows [zip]
  • M. Neunteufel: Plates, shells, surface PDEs  [tar.gz]

Session 3 (Friday after lunch)

  • J. Preuß: Sweeping preconditioner for Helmholtz equations: [tar.gz]
  • C. Wintersteiger: Tentpitching for hyperbolic PDEs
  • P.W. Schroeder: From COMSOL to NGSolve [pdf]
  • B. Kapidani: PML for time-dependent Maxwell's equations
  • G. Kitzler: High dimensional PDEs


The user meeting takes place at two different locations:

Venue on Wednesday (July 4th) and Thursday (July 5th)

On Wednesday and Thursday the workshop is located at the Tagungszentrum of the Sternwarte (former astronomical observatory).

Venue on Friday (July 6th)

On Friday the workshop is located at the lecture hall of the historical building of the SUB (Vortragsraum im historischen Gebäude der SUB).

Travel to Göttingen

Göttingen is well connected by road and rail to all major cities in Europe. 
The nearest airport is Hannover (approximately half an hour away by fast train); the other major airports nearby are Frankfurt (am Main) and Hamburg (slightly over two hours away by fast train). For train timings and tickets, please go to (German) or (English)
For more information about Göttingen please go to (German) or (English)


The reserved contingent expired. Please find and book yourself a nice hotel in Göttingen as soon as possible. 


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Organizing Committee


We acknowledge support by the NSF Grant# DMS-1624776 and PICS and the for access to their cluster. Further, we acknowledge support by the University of Göttingen and the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) through the research programm “Taming complexity in partial differential systems” (F65).