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Research lectures, seminars and events

The events listed in this area are research seminars, workshops and lectures hosted by Durham University departments and research institutes. If you are not a member of the University, but  wish to enquire about attending one of the events please contact the organiser or host department.


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Events for 6 September 2018

Dr Thomas Huckle: Bits and Bugs - A Scientific and Historical Review on Software Failures in Computational Science


In this talk we present software bugs related to numerical methods and Scientific Computing. Besides classical software bugs like e.g. Ariane 5 explosion, London Millennium Bridge wobbling, Space Shuttle synchronisation, and aviation bugs, we also discuss more recent failures like autonomous driving accidents and Bitcoin problems. For all bugs we give a summary of the events and try to identify the underlying causes of the failures.

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