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

- Report on Midwest NA Day
- Applied Math/Numerical Analysis Job Listings on the Internet
- New Book on Acoustic and Electromagnetic Equations
- New Book on Grid Generation
- Notes from Automatic Differentiation Symposium at Cranfield
- Guide to the IBM SP Supercomputer
- SIAM Short Course on Mathematical Software
- Workshop in Singapore on Computational Science and Engineering
- Pacific Northwest Numerical Analysis Seminar at Potlatch
- Colloquium in Muenster Honoring Frank Natterer's
- Faculty Position at Monash University
- Research Position at Research Center Caesar
- PhD Position at the Technical University of Braunschweig
- Postdoctoral Position at Northwestern University
- Postdoctoral Fellowship in Dublin
- Postdoctoral Postion at University of Strathclyde
- Postdoctoral Positions at Universiteit van Amsterdam
- PhD Studentships at BICOM, Brunel University
- PhD Positions at FOM Rijnhuizen, Netherlands

**URL for the World Wide Web:**
http://www.netlib.org/na-net/na_home.html

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From: Paul Saylor <saylor@cs.uiuc.edu>

Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2001 16:37:05 -0500 (CDT)

**Subject: Report on Midwest NA Day**

Report on Midwest NA Day

by

Paul Saylor and Ryan Szypowski

(with thanks to Tim Trick)

Midwest NA Day was held Saturday, May 12, 2001 at the University of

Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), with approximately sixty attendees.

Speakers were here from various Midwestern Universities. Also present were

participants from outside the Midwest, in particular, Bill Gear from NEC

Research (retired), Gene Golub from Stanford, and Zdenek Strakos from the

Czech Academy of Science. Topics ranged over stiff odes, Toeplitz systems,

unimodular polynomials, Krylov methods, the Wilkinson polynomial,

continued fractions, fill-in prediction, fluid mechanics and the method of

moments.

The weekend of May 12-13 was graduation weekend at UIUC, normally a weekend

to avoid, due to an influx of visitors seizing all the hotel rooms,

restaurants and parking places. But a special event justified this date.

Bill Gear received an Alumni Achievement Award, bestowed at graduation

ceremonies on Sunday, May 13. His portrait now hangs in a corridor of the

UIUC student union, one might say in the Alumni Hall of Fame.

There are many other distinguished recipients of the Alumni Achievement

Award whose portraits are also on display. Among them:

Arnold Beckman Sydney Drell

Jim Brady Jack Kilby

James Reston Robert Schrieffer

David Blackwell Rosalyn Yalow

More on Bill's achievements in stiff methods. A good example to show the

influence of his work is electronic circuit simulation where eigenvalues

can vary over six orders of magnitude, the cause of stiff instability.

(Some liberties are taken in the name of simplicity.) These instabilities

had been known about for a long time before Bill's contributions, with a

commercial circuits code appearing in the early sixties that used the

backward Euler method to deal with stiffness. Then, when Bill's work

appeared, electronic circuits engineers adopted his A-stable methods with

alacrity.

One noteworthy activity typified the ferment of the times. In an intense

ten year period peakng in the mid-seventies, UC Berkeley engineers

developed their important Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit

Emphasis (SPICE), which made use of Bill's stiffly stable methods. The

rapid spreading of this give-away package assured the wide distribution of

any novel method to be found inside, including Bill's.

Simulation is a tool in the design of circuits such as those inside

internet operations and telecommunication equipment. (What we've got here

is not a failure to communicate.) The proliferation of circuits and the

influence of the underlying design algorithms therefore being everywhere,

means that, in the world of ubiquitous computing, Bill's algorithms are

ubiquitously computing.

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From: Leslie Foster <foster@mathcs.sjsu.edu>

Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 08:45:30 -0700

**Subject: Applied Math/Numerical Analysis Job Listings on the Internet**

Several weeks ago I posted the following request on na-net:

Does anyone have recommendations for internet sites that have job

listings for graduating students who are looking for work related to

numerical analysis or applied mathematics? Sites that include listings

for students with bachelors and masters degrees are of interest.

Here is a summary of the replies that I received.

General technical-related sites:

http://monster.com, http://jobtrak.com, http://careers.bayarea.com,

http://dice.com, http://hotjobs.com, http://careermosaic.com, and

http://techies.com

in the UK: http://www.jobs.ac.uk, http://www.Workfinder.co.uk/,

http://www.gojobsite.co.uk/index.html. GoJobsite also has sites in

France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, and Spain.

in Ireland: http://www.exp.ie/

in Germany: http://www.monster.de/,

http://www.access.de/german/index.asp, http://www.jobpilot.de/,

http://www.jobscout24.de/, http://www.stepstone.de/

GSCI-digest regularly lists jobs opportunities for beginners in

numerical analysis and scientific computing :

http://www.scicomp.uni-erlangen.de/Digest/index.html. A related site is

http://www.scicomp.uni-erlangen.de/Jobs/index.html.

computational fluid dynamics: http://www.cfd-online.com/

operations research/management science: http://www.informs.org/Jobs and

http://www.informs.org/

Applied math, math and scientific computing jobs (mostly for academic

positions): http://www.siam.org/profops/profops.htm,

http://www.netlib.org/na-net/na_home.html

,

http://www.ams.org/eims/eims-search.html

computational mathematics: http://www.llnl.gov/CASC and

http://www.llnl.gov/jobs/new_currentopenings.jsp

Many of the above sites have useful links. Some sites allow you to

store your resume. Employers can (and do!) search these to directly

contact applicants

Andy Cleary (Data Digest Corporation) gives some great advice for job

searches:

'For industry jobs, in my experience the best bet is to go to some of

the major computing-related job posting sites and to get creative with

your search criteria. Monster.com, dice.com, hotjobs.com,

careermosaic.com, techies.com, are probably the 5 I've used the most.

None of them will focus on numerical analysis or mathematics in general:

in the big bad business world, we have to accept that mathematics is a

fairly minor niche. Nonetheless, there are jobs out there that involve

mathematics. When filling out resumes for these sites, it is important

to be exhaustive about computing abilities and technologies, because

just about every math related job out there will be computing or

software first, math second. When performing searches, some of the

keywords that I have found useful are analysis/analytical, algorithms,

math (obviously), computation... Honestly, I haven't seen many hits for

"numerical analysis", but it's always worth a shot...'

'Before the recent slump in Nasdaq and the hightech market, there were a

LOT of industry jobs for people with this kind of background ... I

expect this to pick back up very shortly. ... Innovative work is being

done these days ... in small companies built around new technologies and

for some, this may be a better option both in terms of interesting work

as well as environment and financial reward.'

I received comments from Matthew Saltzman, Ivo Wenneker, Peter

Spellucci, James Blowey, Mei Kobayashi, A. Sazegari, Helmut Roth, Ulrich

Ruede, Steven Ashby, Joerg Gablonsky and Andy Cleary. Thanks for your

input.

Les Foster

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From: Francois Bereux <francois.bereux@fr.thalesgroup.com>

Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 09:59:27 +0200

**Subject: New Book on Acoustic and Electromagnetic Equations**

J.-C. Nedelec "Acoustic and Electromagnetic equations,

Integral representations for harmonic problems",

Applied Mathematical Sciences, Volume 144

Springer-Verlag, 2001, ISBN 0-387-95155-5

www.springer-ny.com

This book is devoted to the theoretical study of integral equations

arising in acoustic and electromagnetic problems. The book is organized

as follows :

Chap. 1 : Some Wave Equations

This chapter gives a brief description of the physical equations

discussed in the book.

Chap. 2 : The Helmholtz Equation

This chapter introduces several tools (spherical harmonics, Bessel

functions, elementary differential geometry) used to describe the

solution of Helmholtz equations. It contains a result of existence and

uniqueness for an exterior domain.

Chap. 3 : Integral Representations and Integral Equations

This chapter introduces the essential properties of integral

representations and integral equations in the scalar case (Laplace and

acoustic equations).

Chap. 4 : Singular Integral Operators

This chapter describes the theory of singular integral operators and

gives application to integral equations.

Chap. 5 : Maxwell Equations and Electromagnetic Waves

This chapter gives a complete mathematical treatment of Maxwell

equations, from existence and uniqueness results up to the study of the

associated integral equations. In particular it contains original

results by the author in the dielectric case.

This book is almost self-contained in terms of mathematics and is

accessible to a very broad public ranking from mathematicians to

electrical engineers. In particular it provides with very firm basis for

the numerical treatment of these equations, a field in which the author

of the book is also a world-renowned specialist.

Francois BEREUX THALES Systemes Aeroportes

1, Boulevard Jean Moulin Antennas and Radomes Unit

F-78852 Elancourt Cedex Email : francois.bereux at

fr.thalesgroup.com

FRANCE

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From: Vladimir Liseikin <liseikin@ict.nsc.ru>

Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 16:17:36 +0700

**Subject: New Book on Grid Generation**

A new book on the numerical treatment of problems whose

solutions have boundary and interior layers has been published by VSP

Publisher: V.D.Liseikin "Layer-Resolving Grids and

Transformations for Singular Perturbation Problems" VSP, Zeist,

2001, ISBN 90-6764-346-7. This book elaborates the topic of layer-resolving

grid generation technology for the numerical solution of problems with

singularities. This theme was given an introductory attention in

the previous monograph by the author: V. D. Liseikin "Grid

Generation Methods", Springer, Berlin, 1999, ISBN 3-540-65686-3.

The present monograph pursues the author`s conviction that a cooperation of

analytical analysis of the qualitative properties of singularities

and computational technology can really boost the efficient

development of the numerical codes aimed at the solution of problems

with singularities.

The book is largely devoted to a qualitative study of

various types of boundary and interior layers and to a detailed

review of those important aspects concerned with the development

of the numerical techniques based on updated, comprehensive

layer-resolving grids for equations with singularities which have

not been covered in the written monographs. Special attention is paid to

the qualitative analysis and generation of the layer-resolving grids

for nonlinear and the so-called problems with boundary and interior turning

points which have additional singularities from the reduced

problems. These problems are the most important for applications

and the most difficult for the pure analytical and numerical studies.

Additional information is placed in "books on mathematics" in the

Publisher web site www.vsppub.com/

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From: Shaun Forth <S.A.Forth@rmcs.cranfield.ac.uk>

Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 11:44:28 +0100

**Subject: Notes from Automatic Differentiation Symposium at Cranfield**

Several NA-Digest subscribers were interested in the above meeting but

were unable to make it in. If you visit the web page:

http://barrington.rmcs.cranfield.ac.uk/directories/deptdir/esd/research/amor/research/workshop?view=www

then you'll find links to the presentations in PDF format.

Thanks to all the contributors and the audience for making it a very

stimulating meeting.

Shaun Forth

mailto: S.A.Forth@rmcs.cranfield.ac.uk

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From: Juha Haataja <jhaataja@csc.fi>

Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 11:58:30 +0300 (EEST)

**Subject: Guide to the IBM SP Supercomputer**

The second edition of "IBM SP User's Guide" is available in PDF format

at the www address

http://www.csc.fi/oppaat/ibmsp/

The guide gives on overview of the IBM RS/6000 SP system installed at

CSC, Finland. Special attention is paid to porting codes originally

developed on other platforms.

The guide contains 102 pages. The size of the PDF file is about 800 kB.

Contents of the guide:

1 Introduction

2 Using the IBM SP at CSC

3 The IBM SP system

4 Program development

5 Fortran programming

6 C and C++ programming

7 Parallel programming

8 The LoadLeveler job management system

9 Programming tools

10 Miscellaneous notes

Regards,

Juha Haataja

Development Manager, Science Support

CSC - Scientific Computing Ltd., Box 405, FIN-02101 Espoo

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From: Cleve Moler <moler@mathworks.com>

Date: Sun, 17 June 2001 12:24:46

**Subject: SIAM Short Course on Mathematical Software**

SIAM Short Course

Mathematical Software -- MATLAB, Mathematica and Maple

July 8, 2001

Town and Country Resort Hotel, San Diego, California

Preceding the SIAM Annual Meeting

This is actually three simultaneous, coordinated courses. It will be possible

to attend one day-long course involving one mathematical software package.

Or, after the introductory sessions, it will be possible to attend each of

the portions of the courses concentrating on a particular topic.

Who Should Attend? Faculty, students, professional scientists and engineers

who are interested in learning how to use, or to better use, one or more of

these systems.

Recommended Background. Undergraduate mathematics, including matrices and

differential equations, and some scientific programming experience.

Instructors:

Cleve Moler, The MathWorks

Chairman and Chief Scientist. Original author of MATLAB. One of the founders

of the MathWorks. Current responsibilities include continued development of

MATLAB's mathematical core.

Rob Knapp, Wolfram Research

Rob Knapp has worked on numerical computation for Mathematica since 1994.

He got his degree in applied mathematics from the Courant Institute in 1988.

Keith Geddes, University of Waterloo

Professor of Computer Science and Co-Director of the Symbolic Computation

Group. One of the original authors of Maple and one of the founders of

Waterloo Maple, Inc.

Jacques Carette, Waterloo Maple

Jacques Carette has worked in various capacities at Waterloo Maple Inc since

1991. He is now Senior Architect. He got his PhD in Pure Mathematics from

the Universite' de Paris-Sud (Orsay) in 1997.

Program:

Each course will spend about an hour on each of six topics. After the

introductions, the order will be staggered so that attendees may concentrate on

particular topics. The day will conclude with a combined session involving all

three packages. The topics are:

Introduction: Basic syntax and capabilities

Numerical computation: Matrices, differential equations, floating point

Symbolic computation: Computer algebra and calculus

Graphics: Two and three dimensional plots, images, "visualization"

Programming: Larger scale software development

Specialized packages, Toolboxes: third party products.

Registration:

Seats are limited. Please register before June 7, 2001. Registration fee

includes coffee breaks and lunch on Sunday, July 8. Register via the Web at

http://www.siam.org/meetings/an01ct01/regform.htm

More information:

http://www.siam.org/meetings/an01

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From: Bao Weizhu <bao@cz3.nus.edu.sg>

Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 05:34:52 +0800 (SST)

**Subject: Workshop in Singapore on Computational Science and Engineering**

International Workshop on Computational Science and Engineering

July 2nd, 2001, Time: 9:00-17:00, Venue: LT34

The National University of Singapore

Singapore

Invited Speakers:

Kan Chen, NUS, Singapore

Siyi Chen, Johns Hopkins, USA

Y. P. Feng, Physics, NUS, Singapore

S.L. Lee, NUS, Singapore

P.T. Nhan, NUS, Singapore

V. Privman, Clarkson U, USA

C. Shu, NUS, Singapore

C.-W. Shu, Brown, USA

Jie Shen, Penn. State, USA

Tao Tang, Hong Kong Baptist, Hong Kong, PRC

Y. Wang, Gatech, USA

John Zhang, New York U, USA

Scientific Committee:

Kan Chen, NUS, Singapore

C.-H. Lai, NUS, Singapore (Chair)

C.-W. Shu, Brown, USA

Tang Tao, Hong Kong Baptist, Hong Kong, PRC

Y.F. Yi, NUS, Singapore and Gatech, USA

Organizing Committee:

W.Z. Bao, NUS, Singapore

K.H. Lee, IHPC, Singapore

G.R. Liu, NUS, Singapore

J.S. Wang, NUS, Singapore

G.W. Wei, NUS, Singapore (Chair)

Sponsors:

Department of Computational Science, NUS, Singapore

Institute of High Performance Computings, Singapore

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

From: Tjalling Ypma <Tjalling.Ypma@wwu.edu>

Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 15:13:27 -0700

**Subject: Pacific Northwest Numerical Analysis Seminar at Potlatch**

PACIFIC NORTHWEST NUMERICAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR / POTLATCH

The 15th annual PNWNAS will take place at Western Washington University,

Bellingham, on Saturday 29 September 2001.

Speakers include Randy Bank (UC San Diego), Tim Chartier (Boulder), Lisa

Stanley (Montana State), Wei-Pai Tang (Boeing) and Harold Trease (Batelle).

There will also be a panel discussion on the teaching of numerical analysis.

Details and registration materials will be posted on our website:

http://www.wwu.edu/~mathweb

as they become available, or can be obtained from the organizer:

Tjalling Ypma Chair, Math, WWU

tjalling.ypma@wwu.edu (360) 650-3785

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From: Frank Wuebbeling <wuebbel@math.uni-muenster.de>

Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 15:00:05 +0200

**Subject: Colloquium in Muenster Honoring Frank Natterer's**

Colloquium on Inverse Problems on the occasion of Frank Natterer's 60th

birthday

A Mini-Colloquium on inverse Problems will be held in Muenster, Germany, on

July 6, 2001, celebrating the 60th birthday of Prof. Frank Natterer.

Speakers are Prof. Alfred Louis, Saarbruecken, and Prof. Todd

Quinto, Tufts.

For more information, see the Homepage of the Math department of Muenster at

http://www.uni-muenster.de/math/inst/num

Dr. Frank Wuebbeling (wuebbel@math.uni-muenster.de)

Institut fuer Numerische und instrumentelle Mathematik

Universitaet Muenster

Einsteinstrasse 62

48151 Muenster

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From: David Karoly <David.Karoly@sci.monash.edu.au>

Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 15:29:30 +1000

**Subject: Faculty Position at Monash University**

Associate Professor, Computational Mathematics and Geophysics

Monash University, Australia

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Department of Earth

Sciences are seeking to make a joint appointment of a senior scientist

with interests in computational mathematics and geophysics. The

successful applicant will lead cross-disciplinary programs involving

elements of earth sciences, mathematics and computer science. These

linkages will form the basis of a new Centre for Computational Science

to be developed by the successful applicant as a leading University

research facility.

In addition to these cross-disciplinary strategic initiatives, some

teaching and supervision is required at both undergraduate and

postgraduate levels. In particular, the successful applicant will be

responsible for teaching/managing advanced undergraduate and/or graduate

level subjects including:

(a) Physical processes and modelling of the Earth (rheology, flexure,

convection)

(b) Seismic imaging (seismology, tomography, refraction, reflection)

(c) Numerical analysis and high performance, parallel computing

techniques

(d) Visualisation techniques

The successful applicant will be based in the new School of Mathematical

Sciences and will have strong links with the new School of Geoscience

and the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering.

For more information, contact Professor David Karoly, fax: +61-3-9905 5020

email: david.karoly@sci.monash.edu.au

Applications to:

Professor D Karoly, Department of Mathematics & Statistics,

PO Box 28M, Monash University, Vic 3800, Australia by 11/07/2001.

Quote Ref. No. A012849 and include curriculum vitae and the names (with

phone and facsimile numbers) of three referees in your application.

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

From: Axel Voigt <voigt@caesar.de>

Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 09:06:44 +0200

**Subject: Research Position at Research Center Caesar**

caesar - center of advanced european studies and research - is a new

type of private foundation with a capital endowment of its own and major

organizational freedom. The foundation is using its capital gains to run

a research center for natural science. It is geared to the technologies

of the 21st century and is focusing on projects with market orientation.

The Crystal Growth group at caesar has openings for postdoctoral fellows

and graduate students with a profound background in applied mathematics,

computational fluid dynamics or scientific computing.

The main research focus of the group is on numerical simulation of

industrial crystal growth processes with a strong emphasis on using

modern mathematical tools like adaptive finite elements and

parallelization.

Applicants should have an first degree in Mechanical Engineering,

Computer Science, Mathematics or Physics and preferably should have a

relevant Ph.D. and/or experience in numerical simulation of industrial

applications with a good publication record. The open positions will be

filled a.s.a.p.

For further information please contact the heads of the group Prof. Dr.

Dr. h.c. K.-H. Hoffmann , +49-228-9656-100, hoffmann@caesar.de. and A.

Voigt +49-228-9656-236, voigt@caesar.de and consult the web

http://www.caesar.de. Applicants should send their application,

including CV and the names and contact details of 2 referees to Mrs.

Wermescher, resaerch center caesar, Friedensplatz 16, 53111 Bonn,

Germany.

Axel Voigt, Head of Crystal Growth group, resaerch center ca e s ar

Friedensplatz 16, 53111 Bonn, Germany

tel: +49 (0)228-9656-236, fax: +49 (0)228-9656-111

e-mail: voigt@caesar.de, http://www.caesar.de

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From: Kai Diethelm <diethelm@tu-bs.de>

Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 09:59:32 +0200 (METDST)

**Subject: PhD Position at the Technical University of Braunschweig**

In connection with an externally funded project, the Department of

Numerical Mathematics of the Institute for Applied Mathematics at the

Technical University of Braunschweig has got an open position for a

PH. D. STUDENT

starting on September 1, 2001, or thereafter.

The position is on the BAT IIa level of the German salary system.

Initially the position will be filled for two years. The successful

candidate must hold a university degree in mathematics or a related

subject. The goal of the research project is the construction and

theoretical analysis of algorithms for the numerical solution of

fractional differential equations. Thus we would prefer applicants with

expertise in at least one of the following areas:

* numerical treatment of fractional DEs

* numerical treatment of Volterra integral equations

* numerical treatment of ODEs.

The project is a joint project with partners in the US (Cleveland Clinic,

NASA); therefore a certain familiarity with the English language is

required. Elementary knowledge of mechanics would be an advantage but is

not strictly necessary.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to obtain a Ph. D.

The Technical University of Braunschweig aims at increasing the proportion

of women in its scientific staff. Therefore women are especially

encouraged to apply.

Equally qualified handicapped people will be preferred.

Applications and requests for further information should be sent to

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Kai Diethelm

Institut fuer Angewandte Mathematik

Technische Universitaet Braunschweig

Pockelsstr. 14

38106 Braunschweig

Germany

Fax +49-531-391-8206

Email: K.Diethelm@tu-bs.de

URL: http://www.tu-bs.de/~diethelm

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From: Moshe Matalon <matalon@nwu.edu>

Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 01:06:03 -0500

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Northwestern University**

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN COMBUSTION MODELING

A postdoctoral position in Combustion Modeling is available at Northwestern

University in the department of Engineering Sciences and Applied

Mathematics. The work involves fundamental studies in diffusion and

premixed flames with emphasis on numerical computations. Candidates should

have a Ph.D degree in Applied Mathematics or in Engineering with background

in fluid mechanics and/or combustion. The position is available now and is

expected to be filled by the fall of 2001. Interested candidates should

contact Professor Moshe Matalon (see address below) with a CV and a

description of their background and research interests.

Professor Moshe Matalon

Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois, 60208-3125

Telephone: (847) 491-5396

Fax: (847) 491-2178

E-mail: matalon@northwestern.edu

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From: Carmel Reid <Carmel.Reid@dcu.ie>

Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 11:18:32 +0100

**Subject: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Dublin**

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES/NCPST

This is a joint position between the School of Mathematical Sciences in

DCU and the HEA PRTLI-funded National Centre for Plasma Science and

Technology (NCPST).

We now seek a post-doctoral fellow with a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics

or Mathematical Physics and experience in at least two of the following

areas: mathematical modelling of plasmas, in MHD or elsewhere in physics

or engineering; computational fluid dynamics; numerical analysis of

differential equations; asymptotic and singular perturbation methods for

differential equations. The appointment will extendable up to 2 years

=66rom 1 Sep 2001, at a salary in the range =A320,000 to 23,000 p.a.,

depending on experience.

The successful candidate will work under the direction of Prof. Alastair

Wood, Dr. Eugene O'Riordan and Dr. Turlough Downes, but will also be

expected to forge links with other groups inside and outside the School,

especially with Dr. Miles Turner's group in plasma physics at DCU.

There are interesting problems in the formation of plasma sheaths

arising from this group, and one Ph.D. student is already investigating

that area under Prof. Wood and Dr. O'Riordan. The understanding is that

the person appointed would spend roughly half their time on

plasma-related problems.

Application forms available from Carmel Reid, School of Mathematical

Sciences, Dublin City University, Dublin 9; Email:- carmel.reid@dcu.ie;

Tel:- +353 1 700 5293; Fax:- +353 1 700 5786.

Details of School activities may be seen on our website

http://www.maths.dcu.ie/index.html.

Prof. Wood will be glad to answer queries from potential applicants by

telephone (+353 1 700 5292) or email (alastair.wood@dcu.ie).

Closing date 29 June 2001

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From: John MacKenzie <caas61@maths.strath.ac.uk>

Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 10:23:47 +0100 (BST)

**Subject: Postdoctoral Postion at University of Strathclyde**

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

EPSRC Computational Engineering Mathematics Initiative

Department of Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering

University of Strathclyde

U.K.

Applications are invited for this post which is available from October 1st

2001 for a period of three years undertaking research into the solution of

convective heat transfer problems using adaptive moving meshes. The post

is funded through the EPSRC Computational Engineering Mathematics

initiative undertaking collaborative research with the departments of

Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering. Candidates should have a

PhD (or equivalent research experience) in a relevant

discipline, and posses expertise in one or more of the following areas:

the development and use of finite element methods for the solution of

PDEs in two dimensions; the numerical solution of incompressible fluid

flows; the development of adaptive methods; and experimental fluid mechanics.

Further details of the project may be obtained from either

Dr John Mackenzie, +44(0)141 548 3668, jam@maths.strath.ac.uk or

Dr Tom Scanlon, +44(0)141 548 2842, tscanlon@mecheng.strath.ac.uk

Salary range: =A316,775 to =A322,245 (review pending)

Applications (Ref: R34/01) with a full CV fiving the names and addresses

of 2 referees should be sent to

Dr John Mackenzie, Department of Mathematics, University of Strathclyde,

Glasgow G1

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From: Maarten de Rijke <mdr@science.uva.nl>

Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 23:23:40 +0200 (MET DST)

**Subject: Postdoctoral Positions at Universiteit van Amsterdam**

Two Postdoc Positions in the Computational and Applied Logic Group

Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

Universiteit van Amsterdam

The Computational and Applied Logic Group at the University of Amsterdam is

searching for highly motivated candidates with a PhD in computer science,

computational linguistics, or a related discipline, for two postdoc

positions, one in each of the following research areas:

o computational logic (with an emphasis on implementation and evaluation

of automated reasoning systems)

o natural language processing (with an emphasis on logic-based approaches

to information retrieval tasks such as question-answering, navigation,

and summarization)

Applicants should have a demonstrated capacity or potential to conduct

research in computational logic and/or natural language processing.

Desirable criteria for both positions are: relevant industrial experience;

a record of project-based work; ability to supervise and inspire PhD

students.

These positions are funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific

Research and the University of Amsterdam, as part of the `Pionier' project

`Computing with Meaning.' This is an interdisciplinary project aimed at

identifying and using meaningful information in natural language texts.

The project will experiment with computational logic architectures that can

handle linguistic information structures at various levels of detail; this

involves new systems of flexible logics and algorithms, suitably combined.

The project has a generous equipment and travel budget. Please consult

http://www.science.uva.nl/~mdr/Projects/ComputingwithMeaning/ for more

information about the project.

Both positions are renewable for up to four years. While both positions

are research positions, candidates are expected to play an active role in

supervising PhD students. In addition, candidates may be asked to assist

with courses related to their research areas. The salary will be between

5416 Guilders and 7128 Guilders, gross per month. Knowledge of Dutch is

not a prerequisite, and candidates can be of any nationality. The starting

date should be between September 1, 2001 and January 1, 2002.

Anyone interested in these positions is invited to contact Maarten de Rijke

at mdr@science.uva.nl. Applicants should submit a full resume including a

list of publications, a statement of research interests, and the names and

email addresses of at least three references to the same address by July

15, 2001.

Research interests within the Computational and Applied Logic group range

from automated reasoning, constraint programming, satisfability checking,

and formal verification to digital libraries, information retrieval,

computational semantics, and knowledge engineering. The group is strongly

internationally oriented, and currently consists of 15 people; it is

expected to grow substantially over the next year. Further details on the

group can be found at http://www.science.uva.nl/~mdr/CALG/.

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From: Simon Shaw <Simon.Shaw@brunel.ac.uk>

Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 16:08:40 +0100 (BST)

**Subject: PhD Studentships at BICOM, Brunel University**

TWO PhD STUDENTSHIPS

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY

BICOM - Institute of Computational Mathematics

www.brunel.ac.uk/~icsrbicm

Two PhD research studentships are available in BICOM for research into

the area of finite element methods and applications in solid mechanics,

with particular reference to viscoelastic polymers. The precise nature

of the research is negotiable, but will fall within the broad area

of BICOM's current research interests: viscoelastic modelling,

thermoforming, error analysis and adaptivity.

These positions would suit students who are keen to pursue study in

either or both of:

o a posteriori error analysis and adaptivity;

o computational implementation,

of the finite element method in the context

of polymer thermoforming or viscoelastic damping.

Previous experience in any of these areas is desirable but not essential,

and applicants should have, or be about to obtain, a good first (or

equivalent) degree in mathematics or other numerate subject.

For UK and EU students the stipend includes fees and is based on

standard EPSRC funding guidelines.

For an informal discussion please contact, by phone (01895 274000) or email,

any of

o Prof. JR Whiteman (john.whiteman@brunel.ac.uk, ext. 2270),

o Dr. MK Warby (mike.warby@brunel.ac.uk, ext. 2169),

o Dr. Simon Shaw (simon.shaw@brunel.ac.uk, ext. 2415).

Application forms are available by following the link to

"Research Degrees" from

www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/apply.html

These should be sent as soon as possible and, in any case,

should arrive no later than July 27, 2001.

Please also include a brief CV detailing your experience and education to date.

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From: Rony Keppens <keppens@abacus.rijnh.nl>

Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 15:42:45 +0200 (MET_DST)

**Subject: PhD Positions at FOM Rijnhuizen, Netherlands**

2 PhD Positions in Numerical Plasma Dynamics

The FOM Institute for Plasma Physics `Rijnhuizen', the Netherlands, in

particular the Numerical Plasma Dynamics group [1] led by Dr. Rony Keppens

in close collaboration with Prof.Dr. J.P. (Hans) Goedbloed, has an immediate

opening for two PhD students to engage in national and international

research collaborations. The group at Rijnhuizen has extensive expertise

in computational magneto-fluid dynamics applied to laboratory and astrophysical

plasmas. A Netherlands based effort on ``Parallel Computational Magneto-Fluid

Dynamics'' [2] is led by us and we are actively

participating in an international collaboration on

``Plasma Astrophysics: Theory, Observations, and Numerics" [3].

One PhD position is in an international collaboration on

thermonuclear fusion research. She/He will be one of 6 PhD students

currently advertised. The research will focus on how to create

an equilibrium condition in the torus-shaped, magnetized plasma in the

presence of moderate to significant background rotation. Specifically, she/he

will investigate the modifications of the magnetohydrodynamic waves

and instabilities for the experimental TEXTOR tokamak configuration.

The PhD student will address such intriguing questions as:

(1) how does flow modify the equilibrium properties?

(2) how does flow impact the overall stability of the equilibrium?

(3) what is the influence of spatially varying rotation on the waves?

(4) are there hitherto unknown magnetohydrodynamic wave modes due to the flow?

The possibility of predicting new phenomena will inspire experimental

campaigns in the TEXTOR collaboration, undertaken by other team members.

The second PhD position is in a national research programme addressing

the physics and realisation of a novel, compact plasma accelerator

(FOM programme on ``Laser Wakefield Accelerators'').

She/He will use state-of-the-art computational tools to

analyze the dynamics of plasma channels created by cylindrical

implosions. The simulation results will be used to guide and interpret

the experimental component of the research programme where such imploding

plasma channels will be created. Ultimately, the combined

computational, theoretical, and experimental knowledge should lead to a

scenario for the controlled formation of narrow plasma channels

for guiding laser pulses. The research will focus on the magnetohydrodynamic

stability and evolution of the fully ionized plasma. In a stepwise

approach, the PhD student will unravel the dynamic characteristics of (1)

infinitely long, (2) longitudinally bounded, and (3) fully

three-dimensional plasma columns. This approach will bring unprecedented

insight in the evolution

of capillary discharges, with interacting instabilities, shock formation,

and produced radiation.

Applicants for either position must have an interest in computational and

analytical work related to laboratory or astrophysical plasmas, and be

eager to learn about magnetohydrodynamic modeling. The position is for a

period of 4 years, the location is in Nieuwegein, the Netherlands. More

information can be obtained from Rony Keppens (keppens@rijnh.nl, Tel:

+31(0)30-6096941) or Hans Goedbloed (goedbloed@rijnh.nl, Tel:+31(0)30-6096999).

[1] http://www.rijnh.nl/n3/n2/

[2] http://www.phys.uu.nl/~mpr/

[3] http://www-solar.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/~thomas/platon/

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