Advances in Numerical Linear Algebra: Celebrating the 60th Birthday of Nick Higham, 6-8 July 2022


This international workshop focuses on numerical linear algebra (NLA) and will bring together researchers working in NLA to discuss current developments, challenges in the light of evolving computer hardware and the changing needs of applications, but most importantly to celebrate the 60th birthday of Nick Higham.

If you want to tweet about this conference (or similarly via other social media platforms) please use the hashtag #njh60.

Invited Speakers

  1. Zhaojun Bai (University of California, Davis)
  2. Michele Benzi (Scuola Normale Supriore) (TBC)
  3. Erin Carson (Charles University)
  4. Bobby Cheng (MathWorks)
  5. Rob Corless (Unviersity of Western Ontario)
  6. Jack Dongarra (University of Tennessee, Oak Ridge Laboratory and University of Manchester)
  7. Alan Edelman (MIT)
  8. Max Fasi (University of Durham)
  9. Melina Freitag (University of Potsdam) (TBC)
  10. Andreas Frommer (University of Wuppertal)
  11. Daniel Kressner (EPFL – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne) (TBC)
  12. Sven Hammarling (University of Manchester)
  13. Des Higham (University of Edinburgh)
  14. Ilse Ipsen (North Carolina State University) (TBC)
  15. Fabienne Jezequel (Sorbonne University) (TBC)
  16. Phillip Knight (Strathclyde University)
  17. Theo Mary (Sorbonne University and CNRS)
  18. Beatrice Meini (University of Pisa) (TBC)
  19. Steve Mackey (Western Michigan University)
  20. Christian Mehl (TU Berlin)
  21. James Nagy (Emory University) (TBC)
  22. Yuji Nakatsukasa (University of Oxford)
  23. Vanni Noferini (Aalto University)
  24. Dennis Sherwood (Silver Bullet Machine) (TBC)
  25. David Silvester (University of Manchester)
  26. Nick Trefethen (University of Oxford)
  27. Paul Van Dooren (Catholic University of Louvain)
  28. Andrew Wathen (University of Oxford)
  29. Margaret Wright (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University) (TBC)
  30. Mawussi Zounon (Arm)
  31. Charlie Van Loan (Cornell University) (after dinner speaker, TBC)


Details to appear in due course.


To register use the following link:

The deadline for registration is 6th June 2022. Places are limited so please register as soon as possible. Invited speakers in the list above should not register.

Contributed Posters

While there is no option to contribute a talk, it is possible to contribute a poster. Please indicate this when you register.

Student and Early Career Funding

There is some funding available for students and early career researchers. Send an email to before 6th June to enquire. Participants presenting a poster will be prioritised. Please send a CV, poster title (if applicable) and requested funding amount. Confirmation of funding will be made by 10th June.

Conference Dinner

There will be a conference dinner held at 7pm on Thursday 7th July. Details will be announced to registered participants who indicated they would like to attend at registration. There is the possibility of inviting a partner/spouse/children to the dinner. Please email to enquire.


All talks will take place in Frank Adams Room 1 in the Alan Turing Building of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Manchester. The building is 20 minutes walk from the city centre and 15 minutes walk from Piccadilly or Oxford Road train stations; see how to get here.


This conference has received funding from The Royal Society, MathWorks and the University of Manchester.

Other Information

The organizers are Stefan Güttel, Sven Hammarling, Stephanie Lai, Françoise Tisseur and Marcus Webb.