- Today's Editor:
- Cleve Moler
- The MathWorks, Inc.
- moler@mathworks.com

- Roger Hockney
- Gian-Carlo Rota
- David Young's Thesis
- Bibliography on Computing Gaussian Formulas
- New Book, High Performance Algorithms for Structured Matrix Problems
- New Book, The Boundary Element Method in Acoustics
- New Book, Domain Decomposition Methods for PDEs
- Documentation for Cray FFT Routines
- MOSEK Optimization Package and Toolbox
- Math Awareness Month: Mathematics and Biology
- Workshop on Minimum Energy Problems
- Global and Regional Atmospheric Modelling
- Godunov Conference, Oxford UK
- Conference in Lithuania on Mathematical Modelling and Analysis
- Visiting Faculty Position at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- Research Positions at NIST, Boulder
- Visiting Faculty Position at UNC Charlotte

**URL for the World Wide Web:**
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From: Gene Golub <golub@sccm.Stanford.EDU>

Date: Sun, 18 Apr 99 9:11:39 PDT

**Subject: Roger Hockney**

I'm very sad to report the death of Roger Hockney on April 14. Roger

was one of the leading experts on the use of parallel computers for

solving large scale scientific problems. He was one of the original

contributors to the Fast Poisson technology. Roger was deeply

interested in many scientific problems. As a human, he was very kindly

and thoughtful of others; I'm happy to have been his friend.

Gene

------------------------------

From: Garry Tee <tee@math.auckland.ac.nz>

Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1999 10:47:14 +1200

**Subject: Roger Hockney**

COMMENT ON ROGER HOCKNEY

I was saddened to read Gene Golub's announcement that Roger Hockney

has died. He & I were mathematicians together from 1958 to 1964 at English

Electric Co. at Whetstone. We had frequent discussions about our work,

especially on solution of Poisson problems.

Roger spent much time on modelling a thermonuclear plasma,

computing the plane trajectories of about 100 ions & electrons in a

magnetic field. In about 1962 he expessed to me his concern about how could

make he any use of the thick piles of numerical printout generated by his

program, & I suggested that he make an animated cartoon.

Our laboratory at Whetstone was then equipped with a cathode-ray

tube, with a camera for movie film. Roger modified his programs to produce

maps of the ions and electrons,and he produced a short film (40 seconds, I

think) which vividly portrayed the motions of the ions and electrons. Roger

screened that film at many research establishments (including Livermore

Laboratories), and that made many researchers realize the usefulness of

animated cartoons for displaying dynamic systems.

Garry Tee,

Department of Mathematics, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

------------------------------

From: Gil Strang <gs@math.mit.edu>

Date: Sat, 24 Apr 1999 10:53:56 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Gian-Carlo Rota**

I regret very much to write that Professor Gian-Carlo Rota

of MIT passed away at his home at the age of 66 from heart failure.

He was a wonderful person -- so civilized, friendly, and encouraging.

And he was an outstanding mathematician, who began as an analyst

and went on to transform the subject of combinatorics.

If you ever read his articles and book reviews, or heard him

lecture, you would never forget him.

Gil (Gilbert Strang)

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From: Michele Benzi <benzi@c3serve.c3.lanl.gov>

Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 09:39:30 -0600 (MDT)

**Subject: Gian-Carlo Rota**

GIAN-CARLO ROTA (1932-1999)

Gian-Carlo Rota, one of the leading mathematicians of our time, died

unexpectedly on Sunday, April 18 in Cambridge, MA. He was born in

Vigevano, Italy, on April 27, 1932. He was supposed to deliver the

prestigious "Grosswald Lectures" at Temple University in Philadelphia

on April 19-21.

After leaving Italy with his family in 1945, Rota lived in Ecuador

where he attended the American School of Quito. He came to the US

in 1950 to study at Princeton University, where he received a

B.A. (summa cum laude) in 1953. He continued his studies at Yale

University, where he received a Ph.D. in 1956 under Jacob T. Schwartz.

After holding positions at the Courant Institute and at Harvard, in

1959 Rota joined the faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

where he remained for the rest of his life, except for a two-year stint

as a professor at Rockefeller University in 1965-1967. Since 1975

Rota was Professor of Applied Mathematics and Philosophy at MIT.

During his tenure at MIT he supervised nearly 50 doctoral students.

In addition, Gian-Carlo Rota held visiting positions at a number of

universities over the years and was a consultant for the Rand Corporation

(1966-1971), Brookhaven National Laboratory (1969-1973), and Los Alamos

National Laboratory (1966-1999).

A member of the US National Academy of Sciences since 1982 and of

numerous other academies worldwide, Gian-Carlo Rota was the

recipient of several honorary degrees (including one in Computer

Science from the University of Bologna in Italy) and of the 1988

Steele Prize of the American Mathematical Society. In 1992 the

National Security Agency awarded Rota the Medal for Distinguished

Service.

Immensely knowledgeable in several fields of pure and applied mathematics

and an expert in phenomenology and existential philosophy, Gian-Carlo Rota

was best known for his fundamental contributions to combinatorics, invariant

theory and probability. The readers of NA Digest may be interested to know

that Rota, through his connection with the Los Alamos laboratory, was also

keenly interested in numerical analysis and scientific computing, and

a strong advocate and supporter of research in these areas at the lab.

One fruit of this interest is the volume "A history of computing in the

twentieth century", that Rota edited (together with Nick Metropolis and Jack

Howlett) for Academic Press in 1980.

In addition to his technical contributions, Gian-Carlo Rota was a prolific

essayist on the cultural aspects of mathematics---historical, biographical,

anecdotal, etc.---and the author of numerous book reviews. From these highly

enjoyable pieces one can form an idea of the breadth and depth of his culture

and get a taste of his charm and brilliant wit. Rota was a man of high standard

and strong opinions, which occasionally led him to peaks of devastating

abrasiveness, as exemplified for instance in some of his aphorisms and book

reviews. In spite of this rather formidable reputation, he was, above all, a

true gentleman. He will be sorely missed.

For further information, see http://www-math.mit.edu/~rota/

Michele Benzi

Scientific Computing Group, CIC-19

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos, New Mexico (USA)

benzi@lanl.gov

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From: Gene Golub <golub@sccm.Stanford.EDU>

Date: Thu, 22 Apr 99 8:22:11 PDT

**Subject: David Young's Thesis**

David Young's thesis was one of the monumental works of modern

numerical analysis. The thesis has been Latexed (with a few edits)

and is available on the WEB.

You can retrieve it as follows:

http://www-sccm.stanford.edu/pub/sccm/david_young_thesis.ps.gz

Thanks, David, it is a remarkable contribution and has had enormous

impact for the computational and engineering communities.

Gene Golub

------------------------------

From: Dirk Laurie <dirk@calvyn.puk.ac.za>

Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1999 08:55:00 +0200 (SAT)

**Subject: Bibliography on Computing Gaussian Formulas**

Dear N.A. Netters,

I am writing a survey paper on the computation of Gaussian and

related quadrature formulas, i.e. any one-dimensional quadrature

formula of higher degree than interpolatory. I was struck by how

extremely convenient it is to have available the exhaustive

bibliography in:

@inproceedings{Gau81,

author = Gautschi,

title = "A Survey of {G}auss-{C}hristoffel Quadrature Formulae",

booktitle = "{E. B. Christoffel}: The Influence of His Work on

Mathematics and the Physical Sciences", publisher = Birkhauser,

year = "1981", pages = "72-147"}

In order that my survey paper might one day also be convenient

to someone else, I would like to update Gautschi's bibliography

to cover the last two decades. May I ask N.A. Digest readers

to send me bibliographic details of any papers on the topic,

published 1980 and later, that they are aware of?

The e-mail address to use is:

dlaurie@na-net.ornl.gov

At the bottom of this message I also give snailmail and fax

addresses.

I shall thank by name in the paper everyone that sends me

a reference that I include, unless the sender expressly asks me

not to do so.

The idiosyncratic way in which I select the topics actually treated

in the body of the paper will remain my own responsibility and will

in no way be blamed on N.A. Digest readers.

Dirk Laurie, School for Modelling Sciences

Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education

P.O. Box 1174, Vanderbijlpark 1900, South Africa

dlaurie@na-net.ornl.gov Fax:(27)(16)910-3614

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From: Marcin Paprzycki <marcin@orca.st.usm.edu>

Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 00:34:33 -0500 (CDT)

**Subject: New Book, High Performance Algorithms for Structured Matrix Problems**

HIGH PERFORMANCE ALGORITHMS FOR STRUCTURED MATRIX PROBLEMS

Edited by: Peter Arbenz, Marcin Paprzycki, Ahmed H. Sameh, Vivek Sarin

Volume II in the Series:

Advances in the Theory of Computation and

Computational Mathematics

http://orca.st.us.edu/actp

ISBN 1-56072-594-X

The main aim of this volume is to summarize the state of the art in the

area of high performance solutions of structured linear systems as well as

the area of structured eigenvalue and singular-value problems. The volume

highlights research directions perceived to be the most important for

computing the structured problems.

The topics covered range from parallel solvers for sparse or banded linear

systems to parallel computation of eigenvalues and singular values of

tridiagonal and bidiagonal matrices. In addition, the volume contains

articles on specialized solution techniques for dense Toeplitz and Hankel

matrices.

The papers also discuss implementation issues on numerous parallel

architectures such as vector computers, shared and distributed memory

multiprocessors, and clusters of workstations.

Contents (abstracts will be posted soon on the ACTP WWW site):

Introduction

P. Arbenz (ETH Zurich), M. Paprzycki (University of Southern Mississippi),

A. Sameh and V. Sarin (Purdue University)

Part I

Linear System Solvers

A Comparison of Frontal Software with other Harwell Subroutine Library

Sparse DIrect Solvers

I.F. Duff and J.A. Scott (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)

Sparse Matrix Bandwidth Reduction: Algoithms, Applications and Real

Industrial Cases in Electromagnetics

A. Esposito, M.S.F. Catalano, F. Malucelli and L. Tarricone (University of

Perugia)

On the Stable Parallel Solution of General Narrow Banded Linear Systems

P. Arbenz (ETH Zurich) and M. Hegland (Australian National University)

Part II

Eigenvalue Problems

Efficient Algorithms for Reducing Banded Matrices to Bidiagonal and

Tridiagonal Form

B. Lang (Bergische University Wuppertal)

Parallel bisection algorithms for solving the symmetric tridiagonal

eigenproblem

J. M. Bad=EDa (University Jaume I. Castell=F3n) and A. M. Vidal (Technical

University Valencia)

A Parallel OR Algorithm for the Symmetric Tridiagonal Eigenvlue Problem

I. Bar-On (Technion University)

Part III

Matrices with Special Structure

A Numerical Cmparison of Look-Ahead Levinson and Schur ALgorithms for

Non-Hermitian Toeplitz Systems

M. Hochbruck (University of Tubingen)

Superfast Solution of Linear Equations with Low Displacement Rank

T. Huckle (Technical University Munich)

Part IV

Parallel Computation

Load Balance in Parallel FACR

L.S. Johnsson and N.P. Pitsianis (University of Houston)

Parallel CG-Methods - Automaticallu Optimized for PC- and Workstation

Clusters

J. Eisenbiegler, J. Gottlieb, W. Lowe, S. Schlaeger, M Thul and W.

Zimmermann (University of Karlsruhe)

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From: Stephen Kirkup <stephen@soundsoft.demon.co.uk>

Date: Wed, 21 Apr 1999 10:23:30 +0100

**Subject: New Book, The Boundary Element Method in Acoustics**

New book: "The Boundary Element Method in Acoustics"

and Fortran Codes

Author: Stephen Kirkup

ISBN: 0 9534031 0 6

Abstract:

The boundary element method (BEM) is a powerful tool in computational

acoustic analysis. The Boundary Element Method in Acoustics serves as

an introduction to the BEM and its application to acoustic problems

and goes on to complete the development of computational models.

Software inmplementing the methods is available.

Boundary element methods are developed for three important

classes of acoustic or Helmholtz problem: modelling the acoustic

field either interior or exterior to a closed surface or carrying out

acoustic modal analysis. Each class of problem is considered in

two-dimensional, three-dimensional and axisymmetric cases.

A very general development of the methods is followed so that

the widest range of engineering problems is covered.

Fortran 77 codes implementing the methods are available. Test

problems are used to demonstrate the methods. Examples

of realistic applications such as vehicle noise and loudspeaker

design analysis illustrate the potential of the BEM in acoustic

simulation.

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Boundary Representation

Chapter 3: The Discrete Helmholtz Operators

Chapter 4: The Interior Acoustic Problem

Chapter 5: The Exterior Acoustic Problem

Chapter 6: Interior Modal Analysis

More information (including price/how to order) can be found on the

web page http://www.soundsoft.demon.co.uk/tbemia.htm

A review appears in the current Applied Mechanics Reviews,

Review 3R8, vol 52 no 3, March 1999, ppB22-B23.

------------------------------

From: Alberto Valli <valli@science.unitn.it>

Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 08:10:54 +0100

**Subject: New Book, Domain Decomposition Methods for PDEs**

Dear Sirs,

I would like to announce the publication of the book:

Alfio Quarteroni, Alberto Valli

Domain Decomposition Methods for Partial Differential Equations

xvi+360 pp, 35 line figures

Oxford University Press

ISBN 0-19-850178-1, =A3 55.00

http://www.oup.co.uk

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. The Mathematical Foundation of Domain Decomposition Methods

2. Discretised Equations and Domain Decomposition Methods

3. Iterative Domain Decomposition Methods at the Discrete Level

4. Convergence Analysis for Iterative Domain Decomposition Algorithms

5. Other Boundary Value Problems

6. Advection--Diffusion Equations

7. Time-Dependent Problems

8. Heterogeneous Domain Decomposition Methods

9. Appendix

References

Index

SUMMARY

Domain decomposition methods are designed to allow the effective numerical

solution of partial differential equations on parallel computer

architectures. They comprise a relatively new field of study, but have

already found applications in many branches of physics and engineering. In

this book the authors illustrate the basic mathematical concepts behind

domain decomposition, looking at a large variety of boundary value

problems.

Contents include: symmetric elliptic equations; advection--diffusion

equations; the elasticity problem; the Stokes problem for incompressible

and compressible fluids; the time-harmonic Maxwell equations; parabolic and

hyperbolic equations; and suitable couplings of heterogeneous equations.

Thank you for your cooperation. Best regards

Alberto Valli

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From: Fred Kus <fred@blas.cis.McMaster.CA>

Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 11:42:49 -0400

**Subject: Documentation for Cray FFT Routines**

Hi,

I need to port a program which calls the Cray-based FFT routines

RFFTMLT and CFFTMLT to a Sparc. Does anyone have documentation,

e.g. man pages, for these routines ?

Thanks very much.

Fred

Fred W. Kus INTERNET: fred@McMaster.CA

Computing & Information PHONE: (905) 525-9140 ext. 24160

Services FAX (905) 528-3773

McMaster University URL blas.cis.mcmaster.ca/~fred/

Hamilton, Canada L8S 4M1 A. N. Bourns Bldg. Rm 131C

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From: Erling Andersen <info@mosek.com>

Date: Sat, 24 Apr 1999 20:46:14 +0200

**Subject: MOSEK Optimization Package and Toolbox**

ANNOUNCING

MOSEK OPTIMIZATION BASE SYSTEM VERSION 1.0b

AND

MOSEK OPTIMIZATION TOOLBOX FOR MATLAB VERSION 1.0b

For free downloads and the on-line manual see: http://www.mosek.com

MOSEK is a software package for solving small-scale and large-scale

linear and convex optimization problems. The packages includes:

- An interior-point based optimizer using a homogeneous and self-dual model.

- An implementation of the primal simplex algorithm.

- A basis identification procedure for linear programs.

- An extensive presolve procedure for linear and nonlinear problems.

- An Application Program Interface (callable library).

And it reads and writes MPS files.

The MOSEK BASE SYSTEM solves the problems:

- linear programs (basic solution is always available)

- convex quadratic programs

- convex quadratically constrained programs

- second order cone programs

The MOSEK OPTIMIZATION TOOLBOX FOR MATLAB solves the problems:

- linear programs (basic solution always available)

- convex quadratic programs

- convex quadratically constrained programs

- second order cone programs

- entropy programs

- geometric programs (posynomial case)

- linear least squares

In addition the toolbox can be used to read and write MPS files quickly.

Questions can be directed to: info@mosek.com

Enjoy, Erling D. Andersen

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From: Tony Chan <chan@math.ucla.edu>

Date: Wed, 21 Apr 1999 14:29:14 -0700 (PDT)

**Subject: Math Awareness Month: Mathematics and Biology**

Dear NA-Digest,

April is Mathematics Awareness Month and the theme this year is

Mathematics and Biology. The UCLA Math and BioMath Depts have organized

the following lectures around this theme:

20/4 "Gene Mapping", Prof. Ken Lange, UCLA Dept. of Biomath and Genetics.

29/4 "Positron Emission Tomography: How to use math & physics to image

the biology of human disease", Michael Phelps, UCLA's Dept of Molecular

and Medical Pharmacology.

3/5 "Transition from Physical to Life Sciences", Dr. John Quackenbush, TIGR.

"TBA", Dr. Polly Moore, Genentech.

6/5 "What is Proteomics?", Prof. David Eisenberg, UCLA Dept. of Chemistry.

10/5 "The Age of a Disease Gene", Prof. Simon Tavare, USC Dept. of Math.

For more details, see www.math.ucla.edu/awareness.

Tony Chan

Chair, UCLA Math Dept

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From: Constructive Approximation <ca@tarski.math.usf.edu>

Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 16:43:23 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Workshop on Minimum Energy Problems**

A workshop on Minimum Energy Problems will be held Nov. 8-12,

1999 at the City University of Hong Kong as part of a series of

FoCM (Foundations of Computational Mathematics) workshops to be

held this fall.

The meeting will emphasize research work related to distributing

points on a sphere and on general Riemann surfaces, discrepancy

results (e.g. for Fekete points), potential theoretic tools and

applications to orthogonal polynomials, random matrices, integrable

systems, etc.

For further information, contact Ed Saff (esaff@math.usf.edu) or

Arno Kuijlaars (Arno.Kuijlaars@wis.kuleuven.ac.be).

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From: Gloream <gloream@matna2.dma.unina.it>

Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 18:34:44 +0100 (GDT)

**Subject: Global and Regional Atmospheric Modelling**

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

Third GLOREAM Workshop

September 22-24, 1999

Ischia (Naples) - ITALY

Organized by: Center for Research on Parallel Computing

and Supercomputers (CPS-CNR), Naples, Italy

Co-sponsors: Naval University of Naples

University of Naples "Federico II"

The 1999 annual meeting of the GLOREAM (GLObal and REgional Atmospheric

Modelling) project will be held in Ischia (Italy) on September 22-24, 1999.

The meeting follows the first two GLOREAM workshops that were held in

Aachen (Germany) in September 1997 and in Madrid (Spain) in September 1998.

GLOREAM is a subproject of EUROTRAC-2, the second phase of the EUREKA

project on the transport and chemical transformation of environmentally

relevant trace constituents in the troposphere over Europe.

All topics related to long-range transport, global and regional modelling,

computational aspects, model validation and model application and

assessment studies are relevant for this workshop, including related

studies into the impact of chemical mechanisms, clouds and heterogeneous

processes, emission modelling, etc..

ALL RESEARCH GROUPS that have a project within GLOREAM are expected

to participate in this workshop and to give a presentation on their

work. However, also other researchers are invited to present results of their

work, if related to the workshop topics. The meeting will include also a

poster session.

CONFERENCE VENUE:

Regina Isabella Hotel, island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples, Italy.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:

- Deadline for submission of abstracts: June 15, 1999

- Notification of acceptance: July 1, 1999

- Deadline for registration: July 15, 1999

REGISTRATION FEE:

210 Euro. It includes coffee breaks, lunches, a gala dinner, a booklet of

abstracts and a volume of proceedings.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE:

Peter Builtjes (TNO, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, co-ordinator of the project)

Michael Memmesheimer (University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany)

Hans Feichter (MPI, Hamburg, Germany)

Guido Barone (CPS-CNR & University of Naples "Federico II", Naples, Italy)

Giulio Giunta (CPS-CNR & Naval University of Naples, Naples, Italy)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Pasqua D'Ambra (CPS-CNR, Naples, Italy)

Angelo Ricco (CPS-CNR & University of Naples "Federico II", Naples, Italy)

at the following address:

Center for Research on Parallel Computing and Supercomputers

Via Cintia, Monte S. Angelo, 80126 Naples - Italy

FAX: +39-81-675636

E-MAIL: gloream@matna2.dma.unina.it

SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS:

To submit a contribution send a one-page abstract, in Word or LaTeX format,

to the e-mail address: gloream@matna2.dma.unina.it

Further information are available at the following WEB SITE:

http://pixel.dma.unina.it/EVENTS/GLOREAM99/

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From: E. F. Toro <E.F.Toro@doc.mmu.ac.uk>

Date: Wed, 21 Apr 1999 09:06:19 +0100

**Subject: Godunov Conference, Oxford UK**

GODUNOV METHODS:

THEORY AND APPLICATIONS

October 18th to 22nd, 1999

Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM

An international conference to review four decades of

research on Godunov and related methods, and to honour

Professor S. K. Godunov, the year of his 70th birthday

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Professor S. K. Godunov Professor R. Abgrall

Dr H. Aiso Professor P. Colella

Dr. D. Drikakis Professor P. Garcia-Navarro

Professor B. Gustafsson Dr B. Koren

Professor D. Kroener Professor A. Marquina

Professor S. Osher Professor P. A. Raviart

Professor P. L. Roe Professor E. Romensky

Professor T. Saito Professor R. Saurel

Dr P. K. Sweby Professor E. Tadmor

Professor E. F. Toro Dr. I. Toumi

Professor L. N. Trefethen Professor B. Wendroff

CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN: Professor E. F. Toro

Email: Godunov70@mmu.ac.uk

E.F.Toro@doc.mmu.ac.uk

CONFERENCE ORGANISER: Miss Gaynor Swarbrick

Email: gaynor@gswarbrick.freeserve.co.uk

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE:

Prospective contributors are invited to submit an abstract of no more than

one page in Latex (plus .ps files if any) no later than 30th June 1999 to:

Godunov70@mmu.ac.uk or post hard copy to:

Professor E. F. Toro

Godunov70

Department of Computing and Mathematics

Manchester Metropolitan University

Chester Street

Manchester, United Kingdom

Papers accepted for presentation will be considered for inclusion in the

book of proceedings, to be published in two volumes.

REGISTRATION:

Details on the registration procedure for both the Conference and the

Short Course preceding the conference are given on the websites:

http://www.gswarbrick.freeserve.co.uk and

http://www.numeritek.com

or can be obtained by contacting:

gaynor@gswarbrick.freeserve.co.uk (Conference Organiser)

SPONSORS SO FAR

DERA Fort Halstead, UK NUMERITEK Limited, UK

Springer-Verlag, Germany John Wiley and Sons, UK

Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Professor Dr E. F. Toro

Computational and Applied Mathematics Group

Department of Computing and Mathematics

Manchester Metropolitan University

Chester Street

Manchester M1 5GD

ENGLAND

Telephone: (+44)161 247 3593; Fax: (+44)161 247 1483

E-Mail: E.F.Toro@doc.mmu.ac.uk (work); Lostoros.aol.com (home)

HomePage: http://www.doc.mmu.ac.uk/STAFF/E.F.Toro

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From: Raimondas Ciegis <Raimondas.Ciegis@fm.vtu.lt>

Date: Wed, 21 Apr 1999 11:55:09 +0200 (METDST)

**Subject: Conference in Lithuania on Mathematical Modelling and Analysis**

MMA-99

Fourth International Conference

MATHEMATICAL MODELLING AND ANALYSIS

June 3-4, 1999, Vilnius, Lithuania

http://www.aldona.mii.lt/mma99/

Sponsored by Lithuanian State Science and Studies Foundation

SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT

Conference organizers

- Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Vilnius

- Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

- Vilnius University

The MMA conferences were established in 1996 to provide forum for

the discussion of various aspects of mathematical modelling

and usage of difference methods for numerical solution of modern

problems of science and engineering. Among the aims of the Conference

is the stimulation of the cooperation among practitioners and theoreticians

in this field.

Working language of the Conference is English.

The main topics of the Conference include:

- Analysis of numerical methods for solving problems of mathematical physics

- Parallel algorithms and parallel computing

- Application of difference methods to engineering problems

- Analysis of ODE and PDE problems and applications

- Statistical modelling

- Mathematical modelling for financial analysis

- Conceptual modelling

Program and Organizing Committee

R.Ciegis (Lithuania - General Chairman),

H.Neunzert(Germany - General Vice - chairman),

M.Sapagovas (Lithuania - the Chairman of the Program Committee),

A.Buikis (Latvia Vice-chairman), V.Abrashin (Belarus), S.Dey (USA),

F.Ivanauskas (Lithuania), H.Kalis (Latvia), A.Kjellman(Sweden),

P.Matus(Belarus), A.Reinfelds (Latvia), A.Pedas (Estonia), L.Saulis

(Lithuania), V.Skakauskas (Lithuania), A.Zemitis (Germany),

J.Wasniewski (Denmark).

The scientific Program includes invited plenary talks (40 min) and

contributed talks (20 min). Special sessions will be held on

selected topics of great current interest.

Correspondence address

Mathematical Modelling and Analysis - 99

Institute of Mathematics and Informatics,

Akademijos 4, LT-2600,

Vilnius, Lithuania

phone: (+370) 2 72 94 19, 2 72 94 17

fax: (+370) 2 72 92 09

Questions regarding MMA99 should be addressed to

e-mail: mma99@fm.vtu.lt

Looking forward to meet you in Vilnius !

Prof. Raimondas Ciegis

e-mail: rc@fm.vtu.lt

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From: George Miel <miel@nevada.edu>

Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 23:50:16 -0700 (PDT)

**Subject: Visiting Faculty Position at University of Nevada, Las Vegas**

Applications are invited for a Visiting Assistant Professor for one

academic year beginning Fall 1999 in the

Department of Mathematical Sciences

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Box 454020

Las Vegas, NV 89154-4020

(702) 895-3567

Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in numerical analysis or a closely

related field with experience in scientific computing. Please send a

letter of application, vita, and at least three letters of recommendation

to one of the individuals listed below. E-mail submissions are encouraged.

Prof. Rohan Dalpatadu or Prof. George Miel

dalpatad@nevada.edu miel@nevada.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain

open until filled and is contingent upon funding. Salary will be commensurate

with qualifications and experience. For more information, see the UNLV World

Wide Web site at: http://www.unlv.edu. AA/EOE. Minorities, Women, Veterans

and the Disabled are encouraged to apply.

------------------------------

From: Jim Blue <blue@nist.gov>

Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 15:31:50 -0400

Subject: Research Positions at NIST, Boulder

The Information Technology Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards

and Technology expects to have one or more vacancies later this year in the

area of

Mathematical Modeling and Computational Science

at its Boulder, Colorado campus. This position will be in the Mathematical

Modeling Group of the Mathematical and Computational Sciences Division.

Current research in this group includes modeling in the areas of

optoelectronics, electromagnetics (including materials characterization and

antenna metrology), cryocooler design, and wave propagation in elastic media.

Much of the group's work involves large scale scientific computation,

requiring the solution of partial differential equations and integral

equations. Expertise in analysis-based fast algorithms, such as the fast

multipole method and related methods, and high-order convergent

discretizations, for both differential and integral equations, is desirable

and would provide opportunity for collaboration within the group.

The candidate selected will initiate research collaborations with physicists,

chemical engineers, electrical engineers, or materials scientists in other

laboratories at NIST in Boulder (areas include modeling properties of

composites, material defects, chemical kinetics, fluid mechanics,

electromagnetic and acoustic wave propagation). The candidate will also

develop new numerical algorithms as required for these problems.

Minimum requirements are a Ph.D. (or equivalent experience) in applied

mathematics or a related field plus substantial knowledge of computational

physics, chemistry, or engineering; alternatively, a Ph.D. (or equivalent

experience) in a physical science with substantial knowledge of applied

mathematics and numerical methods. U.S. CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED.

Selective factors in this appointment will include:

1) Demonstrated experience in large-scale computational solution of problems

in physics, chemistry, or engineering.

2) Broad knowledge of applied mathematics, numerical algorithms, scientific

computing, and several areas of physics, chemistry, or engineering.

3) Broad research interests and demonstrated ability to collaborate with

scientists in several areas of physics, chemistry, or engineering.

4) Demonstrated ability to produce high quality mathematical software for

broad distribution.

Potential applicants are invited to send a resume, the names of three

references, and a brief description of research interests, addressing the

selective factors described above. Electronic submission is preferred, in

Ascii, Latex, TeX, or PostScript format, to james.blue@nist.gov. Regular mail

submissions should be sent to

Dr. James L. Blue

100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8910

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8910

Expressions of interest must be received by May 31, 1999.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is a committed Equal

Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and strives to build a diverse

workforce by soliciting applications from women and members of minority

groups.

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From: Wei Cai <wcai@uncc.edu>

Date: Sat, 24 Apr 1999 10:41:29 -0400 (EDT)

Subject: Visiting Faculty Position at UNC Charlotte

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Department of Mathematics

Application is sought for a visiting assistant professor

position. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in numerical

analysis and extensive experience in scientific computations.

Please e-mail application to wcai@uncc.edu.

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