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From: Martin Peters <>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 11:57:00 +0100
Subject: Three New Books from Springer

Springer Series in Computational Mathematics Vol. 30: V.S. Ryaben'kii
"Methods of Difference Potentials and its Applications"
2001. DM 159,90/EUR 79,95; Hardcover ISBN 3-540-42633-7

The book presents the method of difference potentials first proposed by the
author in 1969 and contains illustrative examples and new algorithms for
solving applied problems of gas dynamics, diffraction, scattering theory,
and active noise screening. The fundamentals of the method are described in
Parts I-III and its applications in Parts IV-VIII. To get acquainted with
the basic ideas of the method, it suffices to study the Introduction. After
this, each of the Parts VI-VIII can be read independently. The book is
intended for specialists in the field of computational mathematics and the
theory of differential and integral equations, as well as for graduate
students of related specialities.

Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering, Vol. 19: I. Babuska,
P.G. Ciarlet, T. Miyoshi (Eds.) "Mathematical Modeling and Numerical
Simulation in Continuum Mechanics - Proceedings of the International
Symposium on Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Simulation in Continuum
Mechanics, Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2000, Yamaguchi, Japan"
2001. DM 149,90/EUR 74,95; Softcover ISBN 3-540-42399-0

This book shows the latest frontiers of the research by the most active
researchers in the field of numerical mathematics. The papers in the book
were presented at a symposium held in Yamaguchi, Japan. The subject of the
symposium was mathematical modeling and numerical simulation in continuum
mechanics. The topics of the lectures ranged from solids to fluids and
included both mathematical and computational analysis of phenomena and
algorithms. The reader can study the latest results on shells, plates,
flows in various situations, fracture of solids, new ways of exact error
estimates and many other topics.

Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering, Vol. 20: T. Barth,
T. Chan, R. Haimes (Eds.) "Multiscale and Multiresolution Methods - Theory
and Applications"
2001. DM 149,90/EUR 74,95; Softcover ISBN 3-540-42420-2

Many computionally challenging problems omnipresent in science and
engineering exhibit multiscale phenomena so that the task of computing or
even representing all scales of action is computationally very expensive
unless the multiscale nature of these problems is exploited in a fundamental
way. Some diverse examples of practical interest include the computation of
fluid turbulence, structural analysis of composite materials, terabyte data
mining, image processing, and a multitude of others. This book consists of
both invited and contributed articles which address many facets of efficient
multiscale representation and scientific computation from varied viewpoints
such as hierarchical data representations, multilevel algorithms, algebraic
homogenization, and others. This book should be of particular interest to
readers interested in recent and emerging trends in multiscale and
multiresolution computation with application to a wide range of practical

For further information, please contact

Dr. Martin Peters
Senior Mathematics Editor Phone: *49-6221-487 185
Springer-Verlag FAX: *49-6221-487 355
Tiergartenstrasse 17
D-69121 Heidelberg, Germany

Visit our Web site at


From: Jane Cullum <>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 10:15:37 -0700 (MST)
Subject: Modified Address for Jane Cullum

Please note the changes in MailStop and Fax Number

Jane K. Cullum
MS B250
Computer and Computational Sciences Division
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM 87545
Phone: 505-665-5382
Fax: 505-665-4972


From: Peter Sweby <>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 12:59:03 -0000
Subject: Two Postgraduate Courses at University of Reading

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Reading offers two
one-year taught postgraduate training courses, commencing on 1st October:

An MSc in the Numerical Solution of Differential Equations, which is
funded via an EPSRC Master's Training Package (7 studentships).

An MSc in the Mathematical and Numerical Modelling of the Atmosphere and
Oceans, run jointly with the Meteorology Department, which is funded by
the NERC (5 studentships).

Applications are invited from candidates holding, or expecting to
obtain, a minimum of a lower second class honours degree in mathematics
or joint degree with mathematics, physics or engineering (with a
significant mathematical content). Most qualified UK students would be
eligible to receive funding of fees and stipend from the relevant research
council, and most qualified EU students would be eligible for funding of fees.

Both courses are available on a part-time basis over two years.

For further details see or contact

Sue Davis, Postgraduate Secretary, Department of Mathematics, The
University of Reading, Whiteknights PO Box 220, Reading RG6 6AX, UK.
Tel: 0118 9318991, email:


From: Darrell Ross <>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 12:10:05 -0500
Subject: SIAM Conference in San Diego on Discrete Mathematics

Conference Name: SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics
Location: Handlery Hotel & Resort, San Diego, California
Dates: August 11-14, 2002

The Call for Presentations for this conference is now available at:

For additional information, contact SIAM Conference Department at


From: Alan Craig <>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 15:39:43 +0000
Subject: Numerical Analysis Summer School at University of Durham

The 10th LMS/EPSRC Summer School in Numerical Analysis
will take place in the University of Durham, United
Kingdom on the 9th-21st July, 2002.

The speakers and topics will be

Week 1: Sunday 7th July - Friday 12th July 2002

Professor Franco Brezzi: Recent trends in Finite
Element approximation of PDEs
Professor Dr Gerd Dziuk: Mean curvature flow and related topics
Professor Tom Hou: Multiscale problems/methods

Week 2: Sunday 14th July - Friday 19th July 2002

Professor Ernst Hairer: Symplectic methods
Dr. Professor Volker Mehrmann: Generalized eigenproblems,
control applications
Professor Nick Gould: Optimization

The purpose of the Summer Schools has always been the
delivery of high quality instructional courses at
postgraduate level. The intended audience is a wide one,
and will include research students, academics and people
from industry. The lecturers will be encouraged to enable
a person with an elementary knowledge of a subject to
attain reasonable competence in it, or with a good
initial knowledge to identify and begin work on unsolved

Each week, thirty five funded places are available for
participants eligible for LMS/EPSRC funding. These include UK
post-graduate students and UK academics. There is also a
smaller tranche of funding available for PhD students
from other EU countries. Priority is given to
post-graduate students. The funding covers the cost of
accommodation, but does not include travel expenses. A
nominal registration fee is charged for LMS/EPSRC
supported participants. Details of the fees are included
on the web page linked below.

Others not eligible for EPSRC support are liable for the
cost of registration, accommodation and meals.

For further details (including online registration) see
the web page

or contact

Alan Craig
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Durham
South Road
Durham DH1 3LE


From: Robert Ryne <>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 09:29:46 -0800
Subject: Workshop at ICCS on Accelerator Technology

Workshop/Technical Session on
High Performance Computing in Accelerator Science and Technology

to be held in conjunction with the
ICCS 2002 International Conference on Computational Science
April 21 -- 24, 2002 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Workshop Organizers:
Andreas Adelmann, Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland
Robert Ryne, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Large-scale computations are playing an increasingly important role in the
theory, design and development of particle accelerators. Examples include
electromagnetic field calculations, simulation of space-charge dominated
beams and halo formation, beam-beam simulations, simulation of instabilities,
long-term tracking for predicting dynamic aperture, real-time modeling of
accelerators, and the simulation of laser-and plasma-based accelerator concepts.
For these topics, speakers will describe the physical models, numerical
algorithms, and their implementation on high performance computing (HPC)
platforms. Topics will also include the development of parallel frameworks for
building HPC accelerator codes, and visualization techniques for large-scale
data analysis and discovery.

For more information, see


From: Gravvanis George <>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 22:07:48 +0200
Subject: Session at CMMSE on Parallel Iterative Methods


SPECIAL SESSION: Parallel Iterative Methods and Applications
Chair: Dr Gravvanis George, <>

In the frame of the

International Conference on Computational and Mathematical
Methods in Science and Engineering (CMMSE 2002),
September 20 - 25, 2002, Alicante, Spain

Celestial Mechanics, Computational Chemistry & Physics, Computational
Engineering, Computational Mathematics, Computational Statistics, High
Performance Computing, Industrial Mathematics, Mathematical Economics &
Finance, Mathematical Models for the Information Society

Universidad de Alicante and the Center for Industrial Mathematics,
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The conference aims to act as a unifying, crosscutting, interdisciplinary
catalyst where specialists can have exposure to others' fields as well as
participate in special sessions at the forefront of their own specialties.
The program consists of 1-hour plenary lectures that highlight major
accomplishments, trends, and technical challenges in scientific computing in
selected fields of research, special sessions with 25 minute invited talks,
and a poster session.

Call for papers:
Researchers are invited to submit papers for 25 minutes talks

Detailed information about the conference is given at: <>
or <>

General Chair:
Prof. Jesus Vigo-Aguiar, Dept. of Applied Mathematics, University of
Salamanca, Spain. Email : <>
Phone: +34+923+294400 Ext. 1537

Prof. Bruce A. Wade, Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, University of
Wisconsin- Milwaukee, USA. Email: <>

Important Dates:
December 15, 2001: Submission of an abstract of appr. 3 A4 pages in standard
January 30, 2002: Notice of acceptance. Early registration begins.
March 1, 2002: End of early registration. Standard registration begins.
June 15, 2002: Full paper submission. Maximum 10 A4 pages in standard LaTeX.
July 30, 2002: Confirmation. Program is set.
September 20-25, 2002: Conference (9/22 is a free day).

To submit please send the copies of the paper to:

Dr. George A. Gravvanis
Department of Information and Communication Systems
University of the Aegean
GR-83200 Karlovasi, Samos, GREECE
Telephone: ++30-273-082230
Fax: ++30-273-082230

Electronic submission is especially encouraged.


From: Lyudmila Tarasevich <>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 17:44:38 +0600
Subject: Conference in Novosibirsk on Computational Mathematics

24-28 June 2002
Akademgorodok, Novosibirsk, Russia

The conference is organized by

Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ICMMG), Novosibirsk

in cooperation with


The scientific programme will consist of the invited plenary lectures and
contributed presentations at the following Sections:
1. Computational Algebra,
2. Approximation of Functions and Quadrature Formulas,
3. Numerical Solution of Differential and Integral Equations,
4. Stochastic Simulation and Monte Carlo Methods,
5. Parallel Numerical Algorithms.

The minisymposia within the framework of Sections are supposed to be


G.I.Marchuk, Honorary Chairman,
Institute of Numerical Mathematics, Moscow, Russia
G.A.Mikhailov, Chairman, ICMMG, Novosibirsk, Russia
N.S.Bakhvalov, Moscow State University, Russia
B.N.Chetverushkin, Institute of Mathematical Modeling, Moscow, Russia
Y.K.Demjanivich, St.Petersburg University, Russia
S.K.Godunov, Institute of Mathematics, Novosibirsk, Russia
I.Dimov, Central Laboratory of Parallel Processing, Sofia, Bulgaria
D.Funaro, University of Modena, Italy
G.M.Kobelkov, Moscow State University, Russia
Y.A.Kuznetsov, University of Houston, USA
D.Kwak, KAIST, Taejon, Korea
V.I.Lebedev, Institute of Numerical Mathematics, Moscow, Russia
V.E.Malyshkin, ICMMG, Novosibirsk
Y.Saad, University of Minnesota, USA
V.V.Shaidurov, Institute of Numerical Modeling, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
G.I.Shishkin, Institute of Mathematical Modeling, Ekaterinburg, Russia
Shi Zhong-ci, Institute of Computational Mathematics, Beijing, China
Sh.S.Smagulov, KazSU, Alma-Aty, Kazakhstan
E.E.Tyrtyshnikov, Institute of Numerical Mathematics, Moscow, Russia
V.V.Voevodin, Institute of Numerical Mathematics, Moscow, Russia


V.P.Il'in, Chairman, ICMMG, Novosibirsk
N.I.Gorbenko, ICMMG, Novosibirsk
Y.L.Gurieva, ICMMG, Novosibirsk
Y.M.Laevsky, ICMMG, Novosibirsk
M.A.Marchenko, ICMMG, Novosibirsk
A.M.Matsokin, ICMMG, Novosibirsk
V.L.Miroshnichenko, IM, Novosibirsk
S.V.Nepomnyashchikh, ICMMG, Novosibirsk
V.A.Rukavishnikov, CC, Khabarovsk
K.K.Sabelfeld, ICMMG, Novosibirsk
V.M.Sadovski, INM, Krasnoyarsk
E.P.Shurina, NSTU, Novosibirsk
A.F.Voevodin, IH, Novosibirsk


The official languages of the ICCM'2002 Conference will be English
and Russian. Translation from Russian into English will be provided.


The deadline for submitting a registration form together with a 1-page
abstract prepared in standard LATEX without using any special macroses
is January,31, 2002. The registration form and the sample of an abstract
is given below. E-mail submission is preferred to

Otherwise, the hard copies of the registration form and the abstract
should be sent at the address:

Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics,
6, Lavrentieva ave.,


From: Ismael Herrera <>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 13:41:08 -0600
Subject: Conference at Cocoyoc on Domain Decomposition Methods

Plan now to attend the 14th International Conference on Domain
Decomposition Methods, 6-11 January 2002, in idyllic Cocoyoc (Morelos),
Mexico, sixty miles from Mexico City in the heart of the ancient Mayan and
volcanic regions.

Sociedad Matematica Mexicana and Union Geofisica Mexicana and other
sponsors invite you to join an international scientific computing
community for a program of over 80 technical presentations, including 14
invited speakers from Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

Domain Decomposition (DD) is an organizing principle for many concepts and
methodologies in mathematics, computational science, and engineering. As
optimal algorithms and freely available software mature, the objective of
this conference is increasingly to promote understanding and use of DD for
the solution of large-scale computational problems arising in various
fields of science and engineering. The geophysical sciences are of
particular interest at the 2002 meeting. Newcomers to this conference
series are welcome and expected.

All participants are invited to join an organized excursion to the ancient
Toltec city of Xochicalco (near Cuernavaca) on Wednesday, 9 January, the
conference midpoint. Buses to and from the Mexico City airport are
organized for early Monday morning and Friday afternoon.

The early registration deadline (saving US$100) is 30 November 2001.

Please see for further details.

DD14 Local Organizing Committee


From: Frank Uhlig <>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 13:25:28 -0600 (CST)
Subject: ILAS Conference at Auburn on Challenges in Matrix Theory

The 10th ILAS Conference
"Challenges in Matrix Theory"
at Auburn University, AL USA
June 10 - 13, 2002
Call for Papers

Abstracts of all contributed and invited papers for the conference are due

M A R C H 15, 2 0 0 2

electronically at
This conference will feature all aspects of Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory.

The abstracts must be prepared in Latex, following our template at the
conference website

This website contains further information about the conference, such as
lists of invited speakers, mini-symposia etc. It will be updated as new
information becomes available.

The conference theme is "Challenges in Matrix Theory". This is based on
the "Challenges" project, see the `Call for Challenges' in LAA (1996) vol.
233, p. 1-3, the first set of challenge papers in LAA (1998) vol. 278, p.
285 - 336, and the newest set of published matrix challenges in LAA (2000)
vol. 304, p. 179 - 200.
It is the organizer's intent to feature any solutions or significant
progress that has been achieved on these "Challenge" problems at this
conference. Please advise the conference chair, Frank Uhlig .


From: Douglas Arnold <>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 17:24:09 -0600
Subject: Postdoctoral and General Memberships at the IMA

The Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) at the
University of Minnesota is seeking Postdoctoral Members and Industrial
Postdoctoral Members to begin September 3, 2002 in connection with its
2002-2003 academic-year program on OPTIMIZATION. General memberships
are also available for scientists to spend a month to a year at the IMA
and participant in the program.

The postdoctoral memberships provide an excellent opportunity for
mathematical scientists near the beginning of their career who have a
background in or an interest in learning about optimization and/or
mathematics in an industrial setting. IMA postdoctoral members are
provided with an excellent and extremely stimulating research
environment, connection with a large community of first class
researchers, a mentorship program, a salary of $45,000 annually, and a
research allowance. Many leading mathematical scientists began their
careers as IMA postdocs. All IMA postdoctoral memberships run two
years. In the second year of the appointment there are a variety of
options to enhance career development, including participation in the
2003-2004 academic year program.

For complete information and application forms and procedures, see . A complete application,
including letters of reference, must be received by January 15, 2002.

The IMA annual program on Optimization, running from September 2002
through June 2003 has quarters of emphasis on "Supply Chain and
Logistics Optimization," "New Optimization Paradigms and Approaches,"
and "Information Technology and Optimization." Detailed information
can be found at . The IMA annual
program in 2003-2004 will be on Probability and Statistics in Complex
Systems: Genomics, Networks, and Financial Engineering, and is
described at .

The IMA is a national institute whose mission is to foster research of
a truly interdisciplinary nature, establishing links between
mathematics of the highest caliber and important scientific and
technological problems from other disciplines and industry, to expand
and strengthen the talent base engaged in mathematical research applied
to or relevant to such problems. It was founded in 1982 and receives
its primary funding from the National Science Foundation.

For further information see . Inquiries can be
directed to


From: Rich Kerswell <>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 11:49:58 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)
Subject: Lectureship Positions at University of Bristol


The University of Bristol invites applications from candidates who
are actively engaged in internationally leading research for two
Lectureships in Applied Mathematics. Currently the School of
Mathematics has strong applied mathematics research groups in
Dynamical Systems, Fluid Mechanics and Mathematical Physics. However,
applications from any area of applied mathematics will be welcomed.
Appointments will be made on the Lecturer A or B scales (currently
=A320,267-=A332,215) according to relevant experience.
Further particulars are available at

Applications should be sent to the Personnel Office, Senate House,
Bristol BS8 1TH, quoting Ref. No. 8027 by 9am January 25th 2002, and
should consist of a c.v., details of at least two referees and the
two forms: Job Application Form for Academic and Research Vacancies,
and an Equal Opportunities Form obtainable from

The University of Bristol is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


From: Jinchao Xu <>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 07:21:26 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Penn State

Contingent upon availability of fundings, we will have a postdoc
position open starting from Fall 2002 in the Center for
Computational Matheamtics and Applications of the Pennsylvania State
University ( Applicants must have a
strong background in numerical methods for partial differential
equations (such as finite element methods) and programming

Interested applicants should send application materials to

Professor Jinchao Xu
Department of Mathematics
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Email
applications (sent to are also welcome. Email message
may include application materials or a letter pointing to a URL address
for accessing other detailed application materials.

Penn State is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


From: Chu Delin <>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 14:55:05 +0800 (SGT)
Subject: Postdoctoral Position At National University of Singapore

Research Fellow/Postdoctoral Position in National University of Singapore

The Scientific Computing Group of Department of Mathematics at National
University of Singapore is seeking to hire a research fellow/postdoctoral
associate to conduct research in the area of Numerical Linear Algebra,
Mathematics Control Theory, Analysis/computation of Algebra-Differential
Equations, and Scientific Computing. The position is renewable
annually, for a period more than two years. Salary will be determined
based on University's scales, depending on qualifications.

Interested candidates should send a CV, publication list and the
names of three referees to
Dr Chu Delin
Department of Mathematics
National University of Singapore
2 Science Drive 2
Singapore 117543
Fax: +65 7795452


From: Chi-Wang Shu <>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 14:01:00 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing

Journal of Scientific Computing
Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers

Volume 16, Number 4, December 2001

Two and three-dimensional Poisson-Nernst-Planck simulations of
current flow through gramicidin A,
Uwe Hollerbach, Duan-Pin Chen and Robert S. Eisenberg, pp.373-409.

On the coupling of local discontinuous Galerkin and conforming
finite element methods,
Ilaria Perugia and Dominik Schotzau, pp.411-433.

Some a posteriori error estimators for p-Laplacian based on residual
estimation or gradient recovery,
Wenbin Liu and Ningning Yan, pp.435-477.

Contact discontinuity capturing schemes for linear advection and
compressible gas dynamics,
Bruno Despres and Frederic Lagoutiere, pp.479-524.

Mesh selection for a nearly singular boundary value problem,
Chris J. Budd, Huaxiong Huang and Robert D. Russell, pp.525-552.

Parallel unstructured dynamic grid direct Monte Carlo simulation
of molecular gas dynamics and its applications,
Abhinav Singh and Yong Zhao, pp.553-568.

A lattice BGK scheme with general propagation,
Zhaoli Guo, Chuguang Zheng and T.S. Zhao, pp.569-585.


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