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Deformational flow computed by SLDG method,

Courant number 3 (courtesy of M.Restelli)


Prof. Luca Bonaventura


Associate Professor of Numerical Analysis


MOX-Dipartimento di Matematica
Politecnico di Milano


Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32
20133 Milano, Italia

Room 719 

 Tel.     ++39-02-23994600
 Fax.     ++39-02-23994568

 e-mail:   luca.bonaventura(at)polimi.it  

Stommel test elevation contours computed by p-adaptive

SISLDG method (courtesy of G. Tumolo)


Main current research interests:


 Semi-Lagrangian and semi-implicit methods

     Discontinuous Galerkin methods

     Exponential methods for ODE and PDE systems

Numerical methods for applications to weather and climate, river hydraulics and ecological modelling

Numerical methods for applications to geophysics problems



Short CV:


Associate Professor, MOX-Politecnico di Milano (2015-present)

Research Assistant Professor, MOX-Politecnico di Milano (2004-2015)

Scientist,  Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg (2002-5)

Research Assistant Professor, University of Trento (1994-2004)

TMR post-doc, GKSS Forschungszentrum Geesthacht (1997-98)

PhD in Mathematics, University of Trento (1994)

Degree in Mathematics cum laude,  University of Roma La Sapienza (1989)





L. Bonaventura, R. Budich, R. Redler (editors), Earth System Modelling: Algorithms, Code Infrastructure and Optimisation, Springer Briefs, Springer Verlag, 2012, ISBN 978-3-642-23830-7


Selected papers:


  G.Tumolo, L. Bonaventura, A semiā€implicit, semi-Lagrangian Discontinuous Galerkin framework for adaptive numerical weather prediction, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, Vol. 141, pp. 2582-2601, 2015


L. Bonaventura and R. Ferretti, Semi-Lagrangian Methods for Parabolic Problems in Divergence Form, SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, Vol. 36, pp. A2458-A2477, 2014


G.Tumolo, L. Bonaventura, M. Restelli, A semi-implicit, semi-Lagrangian, p-adaptive DG method for the shallow water equations, Journal of Computational Physics,Vol. 232, pp. 46-67, 2013


M. Restelli, L. Bonaventura and R. Sacco, A semi-Lagrangian discontinuous Galerkin method for advection by incompressible flows, Journal of Computational Physics,Vol. 216, pp. 195-215, 2006


L. Bonaventura and T. Ringler, Analysis of Discrete Shallow-Water Models on Geodesic Delaunay Grids with C-Type Staggering, Monthly Weather Review,Vol. 133, pp. 2351-2373, 2005


L. Bonaventura, A Semi-Implicit, Semi-Lagrangian Scheme Using the Height Coordinate for a Nonhydrostatic and Fully Elastic Model of Atmospheric Flows, Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 158, pp. 186-213, 2000


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