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From: Arnold Neumaier <Arnold.Neumaier@univie.ac.at>

Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 12:26:58 +0200

**Subject: The Mathematics Genealogy Project**

I came across a very interesting WWW-site:

The Mathematics Genealogy Project

http://hcoonce.math.mankato.msus.edu/index.html

The site contains names, advisors, and titles of dissertations

of mathematicians with a Ph.D., throughout the history

Currently (May 6th, 2002) there are records of 55249 mathematicians.

While fairly complete on US mathematicians, the directory

is still quite incomplete for the rest of the world.

The authors invite submissions updating incomplete or missing

information.

Please contribute and make the directory more complete and

hence more useful.

Arnold Neumaier

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From: Carlos deMoura <demoura@ime.uerj.br>

Date: Mon, 06 May 2002 22:16:52 -0300

**Subject: Change of Address for Carlos A. de Moura**

Dear colleagues,

Thank you for updating your files with my new addresses:

Carlos A. de Moura

Institute for Mathematics and Statistics - IME

Rio de Janeiro State University - UERJ

demoura@ime.uerj.br

http://www.ime.uerj.br/~demoura

Phone: 5521 25877460

Av. S. Francisco Xavier 524

22550-900 Maracana, Rio de Janeiro

Brazil

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From: David Grubbs <DGRUBBS@springer-ny.com>

Date: Mon, 6 May 2002 15:39:00 -0400

**Subject: New Book, Mathematical Theory of Finite Element Methods**

Springer-Verlag is proud to announce the April publication of The

Mathematical Theory of Finite Element Methods, Second Edition by Susanne

C. Brenner and L. Ridgway Scott in our Texts in Mathematics series.

This book develops the basic mathematical theory of the finite element

method, the most widely used technique for engineering design and

analysis. This expanded second edition contains new chapters on additive

Schwarz preconditioners and adaptive meshes. New exercises have also

been added throughout.

The book will be useful to mathematicians as well as engineers and

physical scientists. It can be used for a course that provides an

introduction to basic functional analysis, approximation theory, and

numerical analysis, while building upon and applying basic techniques of

real variable theory.

The initial chapter provides an introduction to the entire subject,

developed in the one-dimensional case. Four subsequent chapters develop

the basic theory in the multidimensional case, and a fifth chapter

presents basic applications of this theory.

Subsequent chapters provide an introduction to:

multigrid methods

domain decomposition methods

mixed methods with applications to elasticity and fluid flow models

iterated penalty method and augmented Lagrangian method

variational "crimes" including nonconforming and isoparametric methods

and numerical integration

error estimates in the maximum norm with applications to nonlinear problems

error estimators and adaptive meshes

Banach-space operator-interpolation techniques

Different course paths can be chosen, allowing the book to be used for

courses designed for students with different interests. For example, courses

can emphasize physical applications, or algorithmic efficiency and code

development issues, or the more difficult convergence theorems of the subject.

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From: Joerg Steinbach <Joerg.Steinbach@fh-nuernberg.de>

Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 16:37:12 +0200

**Subject: New Book, A Variational Inequality Approach to Free Boundary Problems**

I am pleased to announce a new book in International Series of Numerical

Mathematics (ISNM 136), titled

A Variational Inequality Approach to Free Boundary

Problems with Applications in Mould Filling

by Joerg Steinbach.

Published in April 2002 by Birkhaeuser Verlag AG, Switzerland.

Abstract:

The monograph is devoted to the study of an evolutionary variational

inequality approach to a degenerate moving free boundary problem both with

respect to analytical and numerical methods. The inequality approach of

obstacle type is the result of the application of an integral transformation

to the free boundary problem. Both elliptic and parabolic variational

inequalities are well studied in literature, but the presented type, which is

especially characterized by the memory term, takes an intermediate position

between the types just mentioned. Therefore, a special treatment is required.

The study of such inequality problems is motivated by their applications,

e.g., a generalized Hele-Shaw flow in injection and compression moulding,

the electro-chemical machining process with a time-dependent conductivity

or a quasi-stationary Stefan type problem with zero-specific heat.

The mathematical analysis of the considered problem comprises existence,

uniqueness, regularity and the time evolution of the solution in the

framework of the variational inequality theory.

Both finite element and finite volume approximations are analyzed in a

variational framework for the numerical solution of the evolutionary inequality

problem in two and three space dimensions. This includes also a comparison of

these approximations for elliptic as well for the evolutionary obstacle problem.

Results of numerical experiments are presented to illustrate the convergence

behaviour.

Finally, there is given an overview on the mathematical modelling of injection

and compression moulding by means of a generalized Hele-Shaw flow. Moreover,

features of different mathematical models (distance concept, Navier-Stokes flow)

are discussed and compared, where especially the (industrial) application

point of view is emphasized.

Check the link: http://www.birkhauser.ch/books/math/6582.htm for more

information.

Please send comments to my new e-mail: joerg.steinbach@fh-nuernberg.de.

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From: Brynjulf Owren <brynjulf.owren@math.ntnu.no>

Date: Tue, 07 May 2002 13:28:25 +0200

**Subject: SciCADE Conference 2003 in Trondheim**

Conference on Scientific Computing and Differential Equations SciCADE'03

The Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway,

June 30 - July 4, 2003.

This meeting is concerned with scientific computing involving practical and

theoretical aspects of the numerical solution of differential equations:

* ordinary differential equations

* partial differential equations

* dynamical systems

* differential algebraic equations

* software

* mathematical structures related to numerical methods

Numerical techniques in applications will be emphasized. These include:

o optimization and optimal control

o inverse problems

o chemical and mechanical engineering

o stochastic differential equations

o systems with structure preservation

o molecular dynamics

o computer graphics

and more.

Previous Scicade meetings have been held approximately every two years,

with the three most recent taking place in Grado (Italy), Fraser Island

(Queensland), and Vancouver (Canada)

The meeting format includes plenary talks, minisymposia and contributed

talks in the SIAM or ICIAM pattern. Confirmed plenary speakers are

Wolf-Juergen Beyn, University of Bielefeld, Germany

Christian Brouder, IMCP, Paris, France

Bjorn Engquist, UCLA, USA

Omar Ghattas, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Arieh Iserles, Cambridge University, UK

Ben Leimkuhler, University of Leicester, UK

Bob Russel, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Volker Schulz, University of Trier, Germany

Andrew Stuart, University of Warwick, UK

Antoinette Tordesillas, University of Melbourne, Australia

Gerhard Wanner, Universite de Geneve, Switzerland

The Dahlquist prize will be presented by SIAM.

Please visit our web site for more details at

http://www.math.ntnu.no/scicade/

or drop us a line at

Brynjulf.Owren@math.ntnu.no

We very much hope you will take part in this event.

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From: Stefano Micheletti <mike@mate.polimi.it>

Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 10:25:13 +0200

**Subject: Workshop in Milano on Anisotropic Grids**

We have the pleasure to announce the one-day workshop:

"Anisotropic Grids: Generation, Adaption and Error Estimation".

Organizers: Carlo L. Bottasso, Stefano Micheletti, Simona Perotto,

Riccardo Sacco

Friday, June 21, 2002, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

MOX (Modeling and Scientific Computing), Palazzo "La Nave", 6th floor,

Dipartimento di Matematica, Politecnico di Milano, via Bonardi 9, 20133

Milano, Italy.

Topics of the workshop include:

- mesh generation algorithms for anisotropic problems (e.g., boundary layer

meshing);

- mesh adaption algorithms for tracking anisotropic solution features, such

as shock waves, wakes, etc.;

- error estimation procedures that can effectively drive anisotropic mesh

adaption schemes;

- applications and industrial problems involving anisotropic solution

features.

The meeting aims at bringing together a limited number of participants that

share a common interest on these topics. The informal nature of the workshop

will provide an opportunity for close interaction and profitable discussion.

The format of the meeting will include seven 30-minute presentations

and a final session in the afternoon open for discussion on problems,

new trends, recent ideas, etc. This final session should be the occasion

for questions and discussions concerning the contents of each talk and

should hopefully allow for a more ample interaction among

the participants than normally possible in larger conferences.

The list of speakers include:

C.L. Bottasso (Politecnico di Milano)

L. Formaggia (EPFL)

P. Frey (INRIA)

G. Kunert (TU Chemnitz)

S. Micheletti (Politecnico di Milano)

J. Peiro' (Imperial College)

V. Selmin (Alenia Aerospazio)

For further information please visit the MOX web site:

mox.polimi.it/anisgrid02

The registration fee is 50 Euros.

To register, you are kindly invited to contact:

Pamela Palazzini (MOX Secretary),

Dipartimento di Matematica, "F. Brioschi", Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

e-mail: pamela@mate.polimi.it

Tel.: +39-02-2399-4611

We look forward to meeting you in Milano.

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From: Ken Jackson <krj@cs.toronto.edu>

Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 09:39:10 -0400

**Subject: Workshop in Toronto on PDEs on the Sphere**

Second Announcement and Call for Papers

The 2002 Workshop on

The Solution of Partial Differential Equations on the Sphere

August 12-15, 2002

The Fields Institute, Toronto

We would like to remind you that the deadline for abstracts for the

2002 Workshop on The Solution of Partial Differential Equations on the

Sphere is May 15.

The workshop will be held August 12-15, 2002, hosted by The Fields

Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, Toronto, Canada, as

part of the Thematic Year on Numerical and Computational Challenges in

Science and Engineering.

Information on the workshop and the Thematic Year in general can be

found at:

http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/01-02/numerical/pde_workshop/

We hope to see you in Toronto in August 2002.

Regards,

David Williamson (NCAR)

Ken Jackson (University of Toronto)

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From: David Dureisseix <David.Dureisseix@lmt.ens-cachan.fr>

Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 09:51:01 +0200

**Subject: Workshop in Cachan on Multiscale Computational Mechanics**

CALL FOR INSCRIPTION AND PARTICIPATION

http://www.lmt.ens-cachan.fr/mcm2002/pages/inscription.pdf

SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT

WORKSHOP

"Multiscale Computational Mechanics for Material and Structures"

18-19-20 September 2002, Cachan, France

Web site

http://www.lmt.ens-cachan.fr/mcm2002

Registration form

http://www.lmt.ens-cachan.fr/mcm2002/pages/inscription.pdf

Tentative list of speakers

http://www.lmt.ens-cachan.fr/mcm2002/pages/objectives.html

CO-ORGANIZED by

LMT-Cachan

Rensselaer Polytechnique Institute

MAIN TOPICS

- Multiscale methods: theory and computation

- Experimental tests and Identification for multiscale modelling

- Multiscale modelling of damage and fracture

- Verification and validation of multiscale models

- Engineering applications

- Hierarchical multiscale models

- Adaptive parallel computational strategies for multiscale problems

- Multiscale multiphysics problems

- Coupled continuum - atomistic models.

CO-CHAIRMEN

P. LADEVEZE

Laboratoire de Mecanique et Technologie

ENS de Cachan/CNRS/Paris 6 University

61 avenue du President Wilson

94235 CACHAN CEDEX France

Phone: (33) 1 47 40 22 41/22 53

Fax: (33) 1 47 40 27 85

E-mail: ladeveze@lmt.ens-cachan.fr

J. FISH

Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering,

Aerospace Engineering Center

Rensselaer Polytechnique Institute

NY 12180 TROY - USA

Phone: 1 518 276 6191

Fax: 1 518 276 4833

E-mail: fishj@rpi.edu

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From: Len Freeman (Maths/CNC)" <lfreeman@cs.man.ac.uk>

Date: Tue, 07 May 2002 13:55:03 +0100

**Subject: MSc in Computational Science at Manchester**

University of Manchester

MSc Course in Computational Science

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Manchester has

secured funding from the EPSRC to support a Masters Training Package

in Computational Science. This is a one-year modular MSc course.

The aim of the MSc in Computational Science is to attract high quality

graduates in the Physical Sciences and Engineering who already have an

understanding of the role of (Partial) Differential Equations in

modelling Physical Problems. For most practical problems of interest

Numerical Simulation is the only tool available for solving such

Differential Equations. The objective of this programme is to develop

an appreciation of the range of issues - algorithmic, software

(including visualisation of the results) and hardware - that arise in

the numerical solution of practical Partial Differential

Equations. The programme aims to fulfil a need for graduates who

understand both the Physics and/or Engineering of a practical problem

as well as the Computational Science issues that arise in the

development of high performance numerical solutions.

This MSc course is supported by the EPSRC with (partial) funding

available to support UK or EU students. Applicants should have, or

expect to gain, a good honours degree, or equivalent, in any

Mathematically-based Science or Engineering discipline. There is also

provision for applicants wishing to embark on the course part-time.

Detailed information concerning the contents, prerequisites and the

application procedure for this MSc course can be found at:

http://www.cs.man.ac.uk/Study_subweb/Postgrad/cpn.asp

Early application is strongly advised. For further information please

contact

Dr Len Freeman, Department of Computer Science,

University of Manchester,

Manchester, M13 9PL

(Tel: +44 161 275 7190, FAX: +44 161 275 6204,

email: lfreeman@cs.man.ac.uk).

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From: Esmond Ng <EGNg@lbl.gov>

Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 23:33:43 -0700

**Subject: Staff Position at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory**

The Scientific Computing Group in the National Energy Research

Scientific Computing (NERSC) Division (http://www.nersc.gov) at the

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has an immediate opening

for a Computer Systems Engineer position. The successful candidate will

engage in research and development in numerical linear algebra that are

adapted to modern high performance computing platforms such as those at

NERSC. Current areas of interest include, but are not limited to,

large-scale eigenvalue calculations and incomplete factorization based

preconditioning techniques for iterative methods. The individual is

expected to interact and collaborate closely with researchers from

application areas that are relevant to DOE missions, particularly those

in the SciDAC Program (http://www.scidac.org). The application areas

include, but are not restricted to, high-energy physics and chemical

sciences.

For a junior position, the successful candidate will be an active member

of a multi-institutional team whose primary task is to develop and

implement numerical algorithms for large sparse eigenvalue calculations

and/or preconditioning. The individual is expected to interact and

collaborate with researchers from the application areas, as well as

prepare and present progress reports at internal team meetings. For a

senior position, the qualified candidate will perform original research

in large sparse eigenvalue calculations and/or preconditioning, and is

expected to publish results in peer-reviewed journals and present work

at professional meetings. The individual may also be involved in the

preparation and delivery of technical presentations for a variety of

external audiences, such as funding agencies.

To be considered for a junior position, the applicant must have a

thorough knowledge of numerical linear algebra, and must be fluent in a

high-level programming language, such as Fortran 90/95 or C. Experience

with high-performance computing and mathematical software engineering is

preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills are

desirable. For a senior position, the applicant should demonstrate

experience in carrying out independent research and development. The

individual should be able to facilitate communication with the research

community, as well as with the application areas. A Ph.D. in

mathematics, computer science, or related field or equivalent experience

is desirable.

This is a two-year term appointment with the possibility of renewal.

Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills,

knowledge, and abilities. For further details, please visit the LBNL

employment web site (http://cjo.lbl.gov) and search for "014798", or

contact Esmond G. Ng (EGNg@lbl.gov).

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From: Joseph Traub <traub@cs.columbia.edu>

Date: Wed, 8 May 2002 11:59:00 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Contents, Journal of Complexity**

JOURNAL OF COMPLEXITY

VOLUME 18, NUMBER 2, JUNE 2002

GUEST EDITORS' PREFACE - DAGSTUHL 2000

Sergei V. Pereverzev and Grzegorz W. Wasilkowski

INVITED ARTICLES - DAGSTUHL 2000

Linear vs. Standard Information for Scalar Stochastic Differential Equations

Norbert Hofmann, Thomas Muller-Gronbach, and Klaus Ritter

On the L-2 Discrepancy of the Sobol-Hammersley Net in Dimension 3

Gerhard Larcher and Friedrich Pillichshammer

On the Representation of Band Limited Functions Using Finitely Many Bits

Hrushikesh N. Mhaskar

Tractability of Integration in Non-periodic and Periodic Weighted Tensor

Product Hilbert Spaces

Ian H. Sloan and Henryk Wozniakowski

Direct Estimation Of Linear Functionals From Indirect Noisy Observations

Peter Mathe and Sergei V. Pereverzev

Average Case Complexity of Weighted Approximation and Integration over

Leszek Plaskota, Klaus Ritter and Grzegorz W. Wasilkowski

GUEST EDITORS' PREFACE - MT. HOLYOKE 2000

Eugene Allgower, Kurt Georg and Christopher Sikorski

INVITED ARTICLES - MT. HOLYOKE 2000

Piecewise Linear Approximation of Smooth Compact Fibers

Eugene L. Allgower and Andrew J. Sommese

Extra-Updates Criterion for the Limited Memory BFGS Algorithm for

Large Scale Nonlinear Optimization

M. Al-Baali

On the Complexity of Exclusion Algorithms for Optimization

Eugene L. Allgower, Melissa Erdmann and Kurt Georg

.

Verifying Topological Indices for Higher Order-Rank Deficiencies

Jianwei Dian and R. Baker Kearfott

On the Complexity of Isolating Real Roots and Computing with Certainty the

Topological Degree

B. Mourrain, N.M.Vrahatis and J.C. Yakoubsohn

A Two-Dimensional Bisection Envelope Algorithm for Fixed Points

Spencer Shellman and Christopher Sikorski

What Is the Complexity of Volume Calculation?

Arthur G. Werschulz and Henryk Wozniakowski

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