Institut für Mathematik


Modul:   MAT870  Zurich Colloquium in Applied and Computational Mathematics

On the numerical approximation of parameter dependent PDE eigenvalue problems

Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Daniele Boffi

Datum: 01.11.23  Zeit: 16.30 - 17.30  Raum: ETH HG E 1.2

In this talk I will discuss the numerical approximation of PDE eigenvalue problems depending on a finite number of deterministic parameters. The parameters can be part of the problem or can be introduced by the discretization. It turns out that eigenvalue problems are influenced by the presence of parameters in a way that doesn't compare to the corresponding source problem. We present several examples and counterexamples, showing the difficulties arising when eigenvalues and eigenfunctions need to be approximated accurately. A crucial aspect of parametric eigenvalue problems is the lack of regularity with respect to the parameter, unless a special sorting is considered, taking into account appropriately possible crossings and clustering. On the other hand, parameters arising from the discretizing scheme can be source of spurious solutions.