DUNE/PDELab Course at Heidelberg University

March 6-10, 2017, Heidelberg, Germany.

The Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing at Heidelberg University will host its annual DUNE and PDELab course on March 6-10, 2017.


This one week course provides an introduction to the most important DUNE modules and especially to DUNE-PDELab. At the end the attendees will have a solid knowledge of the simulation workflow from mesh generation and implementation of finite element and finite volume methods to visualization of the results. Topics covered are the solution of stationary and time-dependent problems, as well as local adaptivity, the use of parallel computers and the solution of non-linear PDEs and systems of PDEs.

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Each participant will get a USB stick with a VirtualBox VM containing a working installation of DUNE and the course exercises. Your laptop should fulfil the following minimum requirements:

- 2 Cores
- 4 GB RAM
- 64 bit operating system
- Current version of VirtualBox (http://virtualbox.org)

On some laptops, VirtualBox will only work after enabling Virtualization (VT-d) in the BIOS. If you don't know what that means, we can help you during the first exercise session.

If you do not have a laptop that you can bring, please let us know when you sign up; we have a limited number of laptops available here in Heidelberg.

Registration Deadline

Friday, February 10, 2017


March 6, 2017 - March 10, 2017

Course venue

Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing
University of Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 205
69120 Heidelberg, Germany


The fee for this course is

* 400 EUR for participants from noneducational institutions
* 225 EUR for participants from educational institutions

The fees include course material, the USB stick with a working DUNE environment, coffee and lunch breaks as well as the course dinner.