Discontinuous Galerkin Method for
Convection Dominated Partial Differential Equations


Professor Chi-Wang Shu

Theodore B. Stowell University Professor of Applied Mathematics, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University

Chi-Wang Shu is the Theodore B. Stowell University Professor of Applied Mathematics at Brown University. He is a SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) Fellow, an AMS (American Mathematical Society) Fellow and AWM (Association for Women in Mathematics) Fellow. He is a recipient of the First Feng Kang Prize of Scientific Computing (1995), SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering (2007) and SIAM John von Neumann Prize (2021).

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Date: 10 March 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m. GMT+8 (Hong Kong Time)

Online via Zoom (Meeting ID: 959 8217 5924)



Discontinuous Galerkin (DG) method is a finite element method with features from high resolution finite difference and finite volume schemes such as approximate Riemann solvers and nonlinear limiters. It was originally designed for solving hyperbolic conservation laws but has been generalized later to solve higher order convection dominated partial differential equations (PDEs) such as convection diffusion equations and convection dispersion equations. The DG method has been widely applied, in areas such as computational fluid dynamics, computational electromagnetism, and semiconductor device simulations, just to name a few. In this talk we will give a general survey of the DG method, emphasizing its designing principles and main ingredients. We will also describe some of the recent developments in DG methods.

Supported by: SCI HKBU
All are welcome