Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics Annual Lecture

The LIFD Annual Lecture will feature Dr Thomas Ranner and Dr Malenka Bissell. The keynote talk will be delivered by Professor Alfio Quarteroni.


16:30-17:30 Talks from Dr Thomas Ranner "Understanding nematode locomotion in 3D" and Dr Malenka Bissell "The Flows They Are A-Changin' - CFD shaping the future of congenital cardiology"

17:30-18:00 Drinks reception

18:00-19:00 Keynote talk delivered by Professor Alfio Quarteroni

Professor Alfio Quarteroni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland (Professor Emeritus)

Title: Numerical Models for the Simulation of the Cardiac Function

Abstract: In this presentation, I will highlight the interplay between data science and computational science to efficiently solve real-life large scale problems. The leading application that I will address is the numerical simulation of the heart function. The motivation behind this interest is that cardiovascular diseases, unfortunately, represent one of the leading causes of death in Western Countries. Mathematical models based on first principles allow the description of the blood motion in the human circulatory system, as well as the interaction between electrical, mechanical and fluid-dynamical processes occurring in the heart. This is a classical environment where multi-physics processes have to be addressed. Appropriate numerical strategies can be devised to allow an effective description of the fluid in large and medium-sized arteries, the analysis of physiological and pathological conditions, and the simulation, control and shape optimization of assisted devices or surgical prostheses. This presentation will address some of these issues and a few representative applications of clinical interest.

Acknowledgement: The work presented in this talk is part of the project iHEART that has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 740132)

Bio: Professor Alfio Quarteroni is a Professor of Numerical Analysis and Director and Founder of MOX, Politecnico di Milano. Among his awards and honours are the NASA Group Achievement Awards for the pioneering work in Computational Fluid Dynamics in 1992, the Fanfullino della Riconoscenza 2006, Città di Lodi, the Premio Capo D’Orlando 2006, the Ghisleri prize 2013, the International Galileo Galilei prize for Sciences 2015, and the Euler Lecture 2017.

Book your place via Eventbrite by 3 February 2020 (The exact location will be announced after the deadline)