From July 14 - 16, 2009, there was a BMS lecture series on

    Discontinuous Galerkin Finite Element Method,
    Theory and Applications to Computational Fluid Dynamics

with Miloslav Feistauer, Department of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University Prague.

The discontinuous Galerkin finite element method (DGFEM) is a nonconforming finite element technique using piecewise polynomial approximations of a solution of initial-boundary value problems without any requirement on the continuity of approximate solutions on interfaces between neighbouring elements. This allows to derive in a natural way sufficiently accurate and robust numerical schemes for the numerical treatment of problems with solutions containing boundary and internal layers or discontinuities. From this point of view, the DGFEM is suitable for the solution of linear or nonlinear convection-diffusion problems with dominating convection and the solution of compressible flow, where shock waves, contact discontinuities and boundary layers have to be resolved.
The lecture series will take place at HU, campus Adlershof. For more information and photos visit their website: