The Finite Element Circus is a conference series [link:http://www.math.rutgers.edu/~falk/fecircus/],
with a rich history, focusing on new developments in the
finite element method (FEM) and applications. FEM plays a
crucial role in simulation of engineering, physical, biological,
and other scientific phenomena. A driving force for its success
has been its mathematical analysis, which has led to novel
competitive methods and significant improvements to existing
methods. In line with IMA's annual theme, the Fall 2010 Circus
will be held at the IMA.
As a special feature of this Circus, we will honor and celebrate
the contributions of three trend setters in areas related to FEM,
Richard S. Falk, Joseph E. Pasciak, and Lars B. Wahlbin.
Like regular Circus meetings, we have randomly ordered talks volunteered by conference participants. However, unlike the regular circus, we have three plenary talks (45 minutes long), and invited attendees. Volunteers from the invited attendees and other participants present shorter contributed talks (whose length is determined, as usual, by the number of volunteers).