Why should we care about Steklov eigenproblems?

26 November 2020

Steklov eigenproblems and their variants (where the spectral parameter appears in the boundary condition) arise in a range of useful applications. For instance, understanding some properties of the mixed Steklov-Neumann eigenfunctions tells us why we shouldn't use coffee cups for expensive brandy. 

In this talk I'll present a high-accuracy discretization strategy for computing Steklov eigenpairs. The strategy can be used to study questions in spectral geometry, spectral optimization and to the solution of elliptic boundary value problems with Robin boundary conditions.


A link for the talk will be sent to our mailing list a day or two in advance.  If you are not on the list and wish to be sent a link, please contact trefethen@maths.ox.ac.uk.


  • Computational Mathematics and Applications Seminar