2016 Trento Winter School on Numerical Methods

February 1 - 26, 2016
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Venue: Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, via Mesiano 77, Mesiano, Trento (Italy)


Hyperbolic Equations and Applications
Mathematical Methods for Engineering
  • Prof. Eleuterio Toro OBE, PhD, DhC
  • Prof. Ing. Michael Dumbser, PhD
  • Prof. Alberto Valli
  • Prof. Ana Alonso Rodriguez, PhD
February 1 - 12, 2016 February 15 – 26, 2016

The courses of the 2016 Trento Winter School on Numerical Methods are concerned with classical and modern numerical methods for solving non-linear systems of time-dependent partial differential equations in complex domains using general meshes. A broad range of methodologies will be studied including: finite difference, finite volume, boundary element, continuous finite element, discontinuous Galerkin finite element and meshless Lagrangian particle methods.

Target audience

The courses are primarily intended for PhD students, post-doctoral fellows and researchers interested in, for example, environmental engineering, aerospace engineering, geophysics, astrophysics, computational fluid mechanics, industrial mathematics, vascular fluid dynamics, numerical analysis, applied mathematics, physics and computational science in general.
To provide hands-on experience, the lectures on the theory will be supplemented with computing-laboratory based tutorials.

The courses are also suitable for senior academics and industrial scientists in managerial positions interested in assessing new trends in numerical methods.


  course I course II course I + course II
PhD students, post-doctoral fellows euro 900,00 euro 750,00 euro 1.450,00
researchers, senior academics euro 1.500,00 euro 1.250,00 euro 2.550,00
members of University of Trento euro 0,00 euro 0,00 euro 0,00
others euro 1.800,00 euro 1.500,00 euro 3.100,00

The fees are exempt of VAT (article 10, paragraph 20, of Italian DPR 633/72).

For members of University of Trento the participation is free of charge, but application is required.

Members of IAHR, International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research and are qualified for a discounted fee (discount of 20%).

The fee covers:

  • lectures
  • laboratory exercises
  • lecturing material and sample programs in MATLAB
  • coffee breaks and social dinner

PhD student/post-doctoral fellow status and IAHR membership must be certified with providing for a University/IAHR certificate (the certificates have to be submitted by the online form).

Application and registration


The application to the School requires filling out a online form available at this website.

The deadline for applying has been postponed to January 8, 2016 - 12:00 Italian time (previous deadline: January 7, 2016).

Please, note that once the deadline has expired, the form online will be automatically disabled.


Admitted applicants will receive an e-mail with the amount of the fee and the instructions for the payment by January 13, 2016.

The payment has to be made via bank transfer by January 27, 2016.

Attendance certificate

At the end of the School participants will receive a certificate of attendance. The certificate will be issued upon verification of the signatures daily taken during the classes.

Participants interested in obtaining certified ECTS (6 ECTS – Toro - and 5 ECTS – Valli) will have to pass a final examination.

The courses offered by the Winter School are part of the Engineering Graduate School Environment Water (EGW) of the International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR). EGW is a network of several international institutions which offer academically-orientated education courses on water and environmental related fields.

Organized by:

  • Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering
  • Doctoral School in Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering

Sponsored by:

International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR)