The Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) in cooperation with Palestine Polytechnic University (PPU), Bethlehem University (BU), and the Palestine Academy for Science and Technology organized the ‘AGYA Summer School in Numerical Simulation’. The AGYA Summer School took place from 18 to 28 August 2019 at Palestine Polytechnic University, led by international experts from Germany, France and the US (speaker biographies below). The School was aimed at students and young researchers studying or researching in the fields of mathematics, physics, engineering, and related fields.
The AGYA Summer School intended to provide a thorough introduction to numerical simulation and mathematical computation, and establish multiple links between students and early-career researchers as well as between interdisciplinary German research groups and Arab experts. Furthermore, it aimed to encourage Arab universities to introduce similar interdisciplinary programs, given the importance of simulation in today’s science and technology.
The school offered lectures on continuum mechanics, numerical methods for fluids, iterative solvers and error estimates, finite element method for linear problems, non-linear elastic solids, and dissipative processes, as well as applications in engineering and biomechanics, coupled problems electro-magneto-mechanical, numerical integration in the time domain and hardware and software related issues.