Software is where computational scientists and engineers ultimately have to implement the numerical methods they describe in their papers, and where it is necessary to implement the desired concrete physical setting for simulation. Over the past decade, many high quality libraries have been developed that make writing advanced computational software simpler. In this talk, Wolfgang Bangerth, Ph.D. (Department of Mathematics at Texas A&M University) will briefly introduce the deal.II finite element library, whose development he lead, and show how it has enabled the development of the ASPECT code for simulations of convection in the earth mantle. Bangerth will also discuss some of the results obtained with this code.
The talk will be held on Thursday, October 17th, 2013 at 4:00pm in MIT Room 56-114.