Mathematics in Acoustics Conference

This three-day event in April 2021 at Gregynog, Wales, is organised by the Special Interest Group for Mathematical Analysis in Acoustics (SIG-MAA) within the UK Acoustic Network.

The conference will bring together both established and early-career researchers from across applied, numerical and asymptotic analysis in acoustics. This will provide an opportunity to exchange ideas and promote discussion between researchers of various disciplines, and to provide a comprehensive picture of the corresponding recent research in the UK and abroad. We expect there to be around 30 participants at this event. There will be an opportunity for participants to present a talk or a poster. The conference will begin with lunch at 12.00 on Monday 20th July and conclude with lunch on Wednesday 22nd July.



The Special Interest Group for Mathematical Analysis in Acoustics (SIG-MAA) brings together researchers developing and applying tools from the mathematical fields of applied, numerical and asymptotic analysis in the context of acoustics. Key challenge areas to be addressed include the analysis of wave propagation in complex domains (e.g. with multiscale structure and/or complicated geometries), the development of effective methods for high frequency problems (in particular, the study of canonical problems arising in the Geometrical Theory of Diffraction), and the rigorous analysis and validation of computational methods. Mathematical tools that can be applied to such problems include Wiener-Hopf methods, high- and low-frequency asymptotic methods, homogenization, Green’s functions, the unified transform method, boundary integral equations and the theory of special functions. A particular goal of the SIG will be to explore various possibilities for the hybridisation of these diverse techniques in order to develop new tools for the mathematical study of acoustics.


Gregynog Hall, Tregynon, Nr Newtown, Powys Wales SY16 3PL.

The nearest train station is Newtown Railway Station. A coach will be booked to transport attendees from Newtown to Gregynog Hall for a midday start on Monday and from Gregynog Hall to Newtown Station after lunch on Wednesday.  If you will require a cab from the train station to the venue or vice versa, please pre-book.


We have limited free places with accommodation (nights 20th and 21st) and catering (breakfast, lunch and dinner during the conference). Participants can also apply for funding to cover travel.



Registration is free (and includes accommodation and meals) but spaces are limited. Please apply here.


Anastasia Kisil (The University of Manchester)
Ed Brambley (University of Warwick)
David Hewett (University College London)
Georg Maierhofer (University of Cambridge)