The RSE and the French Embassy in London are collaborating in a programme of science events designed to explore and publicly present areas of science where both Scotland and France have a powerful presence. These events are intended to stimulate Franco–Scottish collaboration in science, present new scientific ideas and their social and commercial implications to the public and increase awareness of French and Scottish science in each other’s country. This year, the seminar, was held on Wednesday 21 September at the RSE and focused on the topic of ‘Linear Algebra and Parallel Computing at the heart of Scientific Computing’.
Most numerical computations and simulations have at their core the solution of systems of linear equations. As the computations increase in scale and the simulations become more detailed, the size of such system increases. This seminar was focused on recent research into improving the solution of such large systems and some novel applications which can now be addressed. Much of this research has involved direct collaboration between Scotland and France.
A summary report of the talks can be accessed here.