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"Automating finite element methods for geodynamics via firedrake – a forward modelling workshop."

We are delighted to announce that the first G-Adopt workshop will be held on April 28th – 29th, 2022, at the Australian National University. This workshop will provide an opportunity for the G-Adopt development team to showcase progress on the forward modelling component of this platform, using the Firedrake framework. The overarching goal of the workshop is to provide a background to the platform and training for potential users, thus facilitating community growth within Australia. Although our focus will be on geodynamical application, we are eager to identify other research areas for future applicability. As such, there will be an opportunity for interested practitioners to engage with developers and other participants, to ascertain whether their problems are tractable within Firedrake.

Dates: April 28th and 29th – 9.15am – 5pm.
Venue: This workshop will be held in person at the Research School of Earth Sciences, The Australian National University.
Organisers: Rhodri Davies, Sia Ghelichkhan, Angus Gibson, David Ham, Stephan Kramer.
Sponsorship: up to $1,000 towards travel and accommodation costs, per domestic PhD student. Support may also be available for early career academics that do not have access to funds elsewhere (please enquire).
Maximum participants: 40.
Contact: Rhodri.Davies@anu.edu.au

Preliminary Schedule

Thursday April 28th: Background, Theory and Application

9:15 – 9:30 am Welcome and overview of G-Adopt platform – Rhodri Davies.
9:30 – 10:45 am Overview of finite element methods – David Ham.
10:45 - 11:15 am Tea/Coffee.
11:15 - 12:15 pm Firedrake; background; basics; use in simulation science; whirlwind tour of application areas; latest developments; future development plans – David Ham & Stephan Kramer.
12:15 - 2:00 pm Lunch (Ethiopian/Sandwiches – New Acton). Lake Walk.
2:00 – 3:30 pm Hands on tutorials - Firedrake notebooks - Part 1.
3:30 - 4:00 pm Tea/Coffee.
4:00 - 5.30 pm Hands on tutorials - Firedrake notebooks - Part 2.
5-30 - 7:00 pm Free time.
7:00 pm Workshop Dinner – Bent Spoke Brewery – Braddon.

Friday April 29th: Application and Planning

9:15 - 11:00 am Geodynamical examples – gradually building complexity– Sia Ghelichkhan, Rhodri Davies.
11:00 - 11:30 am Tea/Coffee.
11:30 - 12:00 am Accessing and running Firedrake on the NCI; Troubleshooting- Angus Gibson.
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch (Vanilla Bean Café – ANU Campus).
1:30 – 3:00 pm Interactive discussion sessions: (i) what functionality would the community like prioritised for geodynamical developments? (ii) identifying, discussing and outlining applicability of other research areas.
3:00 - 3:30 pm Tea/Coffee.
3:30 – 4:30 pm free -- open discussion / hands on sessions.
4:30 - 5:00 pm wrap up – summary of future plans, a development wish list.
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