The discovery of the Ritz-Galerkin 100 yers ago

Giovedi' 11 novembre 2010 - Prof. Gerhard Wanner


Giovedi' 11 novembre 2010, ore 15:00, Aula 1BC50 il Professor Gerhard Wanner (Ginevra) terra' una conferenza dal titolo "The discovery of the Ritz-Galerkin 100 yers ago".

The class of methods named after Ritz and Galerkin is today one of the most fundamental instruments for scientific computations. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Walther Ritz's death was organized a colloquium in Ritz's birth-place Sion, Switzerland. In two successive talks of that conference, given by Martin Gander and myself, had been retraced the long and interesting path of the discovery of this method, beginning with the Bernoulli brothers, Euler, Lagrange, Gauss, Riemann, Schwarz, Hilbert, Kirchhoff, Ritz, Timoschenko, Bubnov, Galerkin until Richard Courant. The present talk is a compilation of these two talks.

Rif. int. F. Fasso'