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- Conference announcement/program
- Householder Award VI
- Wilkinson Fellowship
- Householder Award VI
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- Meeting announcement
- Eloge and Anecdotes for Jim Wilkinson
- Inquiry
- Wilkinson announcement

Date: 9 Feb 87 18:23 +0800

From: Jim Varah <varah%ubc.csnet@RELAY.CS.NET>

To: na@SCORE.STANFORD.EDU

I am trying to compile a list (a tree, actually) of stanford phd's in

scientific computing since the year 1.0, for the reunion next month. If you can supply leaves

or branches, please reply, giving dates, current locations, and any other

information you think I could use. In return, I'll be happy to send you

a complete tree if you're interested.

-jim varah

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

From: "John R. Rice" <jrr@purdue.edu>

Date: Tue, 10 Feb 87 12:37:58 EST

To: na.dis@su-score

MATHEMATICAL ASPECTS OF SCIENTIFIC SOFTWARE

MARCH 23-27, 1987

Part of the special year on SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION of the

Institute for Mathematics and its Applications

University of Minnesota

Fundamental mathematical problems arise out of scientific

software for the following areas:

* Computations on Special Architectures

* Computational Geometry

* Performance Evaluation

These problems are considered along with

* Very High Level Systems for Mathematics

The meeting format provides for lengthy discussions and

interactions between the speakers and other participants.

Invited speakers are:

Fran Berman Chris Hoffmann John Rice

Bruno Buchberger John Hopcroft Larry Snyder

Bob Caviness Elias Houstis Paul Wang

G. Farin Richard Jenks Stephan Wolfram

Dennis Gannon Lennart Johnsson

The panel members include Carl deBoor, Clarence Lehman,

Bradley Lucier, and Richard McGeehee.

For further information contact:

John R. Rice Hans F. Weinberger

Computer Sciences Inst. Math. Applications

Purdue University University of Minnesota

W.Lafayette, IN 47907 Minneapolis, MN 55455

317-494-6003 612-624-6066

jrr@cs.purdue.edu weinberg@umn-cs.csnet

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

Date: Tue, 10 Feb 87 16:23:24 EST

From: gragg%e.ms.uky.csnet@RELAY.CS.NET

To: na.dis@SCORE.STANFORD.EDU

The following announcement appeared in Numerische Mathematik and Linear

Algebra and its Applications. A corresponding announcement in the SIAM

News had obviously incorrect dates.

Announcement

Alston S. Householder Award VI (1987)

In recognition of the outstanding services of Alston Householder,

former Director of the Mathematics Division of the Oak Ridge National

Laboratory and Professor at the University of Tennessee, to numerical

analysis and linear algebra, it was decided at the Fourth Gatlinburg

Symposium in 1969 to establish the Householder Award. This award is

in the area in which Professor Householder has worked, and its natural

developments, as exemplified by the international Gatlinburg Symposia

[see A.S. Householder, The Gatlinburgs, SIAM Review 16: 340-343

(1974)]. Recent recipients of the award include Eduardo Marques de Sa

(Coimbra), Paul Van Dooren (Leuven), James Demmel (Berkeley) and Ralph

Byers (Cornell).

The Householder Prize VI (1987) will be awarded to the author of the

best thesis in Numerical Algebra. The term Numerical Algebra is

intended to describe those parts of mathematical research which have

both algebraic aspects and numerical content or implications. Thus,

the term covers, for example, linear algebra that has numerical

applications, or the algebraic aspects of ordinary differential,

partial differential, integral and nonlinear equations.

The theses will be assessed by an international committee consisting

of Shmuel Friedland (Chicago), Bill Gragg (Kentucky), Beresford

Parlett (Berkeley), Pete Stewart (Maryland) and Axel Ruhe (Gothenburg).

To qualify, the thesis must be for a degree at the level of an

American Ph.D. awarded between 31 August 1983 and 31 December 1986.

An equivalent piece of work will be accepted from those countries

where no formal thesis is normally written at that level. The

candidate's sponsor (e.g. supervisor of his research) should submit

five copies (if possible) of the thesis (or equivalent) together with

his appraisal to:

Ms. Doris Pool

Applied Mathematics Division

Argonne National Laboratory

9700 South Cass Avenue

Argonne, IL 60439, USA

by 28 February 1987. The award will be announced at the Gatlinburg X

meeting and the candidates on the short list will receive

invitations to that meeting.

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

Date: Wed, 11 Feb 87 13:52:35 CST

From: "Dr. Willard Miller" <wmiller%umn.csnet@RELAY.CS.NET>

To: na@SCORE.STANFORD.EDU

INSTITUTE FOR MATHEMATICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

514 Vincent Hall

206 Church Street S.E.

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

(612)624-6066

WORKSHOP ON CONSTITUTIVE EQUATIONS AND MODELING OF

DISTRIBUTED CRACKING, STRAIN SOFTENING, AND LOCALIZATION

February 16-18, 1987

This workshop is made possible by grants from the

Army Research Office and the National Science Foundation

Tentative Program

Monday, Feb 16 :

8:30 - 9:30 am Z.P. Bazant "Problems and Recent Advances in Continuum

Northwestern Univ. Modelling of Softening Damage"

9:30 - 10:15 am I. Vardoulakis "Experimental Observations with Respect

Univ. of Minnesota to Strain-Softening and Localization

in Granular Media"

10:30 - 11:30 am Discussion

1:00 - 1:45 pm J.D. Dougill "A Distributed Damage Model and Some

Imperial College Possible Extensions"

1:45 - 2:30 pm K. William "Stabilization and Control of Associated

Univ. of Colorado and Non-Associated Strain-Softening

Computations"

2:30 - 3:15 pm J.H. Prevost "Constitutive Equations for Soil"

Princeton Univ.

3:30 - 5:00 pm Discussion

Tuesday, Feb 17 :

8:30 - 9:15 am A. Needleman "Finite Element Analysis of Failure

Brown Univ. Modes in Ductile Solids"

9:15 - 10:05 am M.A. Crisfield "Some Experiences with Finite Element

Transport & Road Analyses of Softening Materials"

Research Lab

10:30 - 11:30 am Discussion

1:00 - 1:45 pm R. de Borst "Computational Issues Regarding the

Univ. of New Mexico Solution of Boundary Value Problems

with an Indefinite Stiffness Matrix"

1:45 - 2:30 pm M. Ortiz "Finite Element Analysis of

Brown Univ. Localized Failure"

3:00 - 4:30 pm Discussion

Wednesday, Feb 18:

8:30 - 9:15 am H.L. Schreyer "Mathematical Formulation and

Univ.ofNewMexico Problems Associated with Strain-

Softening and Localization Based on

Nonlocal Plasticity"

9:15 - 10:00 am R.D. James "Prediction of the Microstructures

Univ.ofMinnesota of Solids which Arise from a Phase

Transformation"

10:30 - 11:30 Discussion

1:00 - 1:45 M. Shearer "Conservation Laws of Mixed Type

North Carolina State Arising in Elasticity and Porous

University Media Flow"

1:45 - 2:30 pm E. Aifantis "Plastic Heterogeneity: Instabilities,

Mich. Tech. Univ. Dislocations, and Deformation Bands"

3:00 - 4:30 pm Discussion

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Mail-From: GOLUB created at 12-Feb-87 09:47:05

Date: Wed, 11 Feb 87 13:52:35 CST

From: "Dr. Willard Miller" <wmiller%umn.csnet@RELAY.CS.NET>

To: na@SCORE.STANFORD.EDU

ReSent-Date: Thu 12 Feb 87 09:47:04-PST

ReSent-From: Gene H. Golub <GOLUB@Score.Stanford.EDU>

ReSent-To: na@Score.Stanford.EDU

INSTITUTE FOR MATHEMATICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

514 Vincent Hall

206 Church Street S.E.

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

(612)624-6066

WORKSHOP ON CONSTITUTIVE EQUATIONS AND MODELING OF

DISTRIBUTED CRACKING, STRAIN SOFTENING, AND LOCALIZATION

February 16-18, 1987

This workshop is made possible by grants from the

Army Research Office and the National Science Foundation

Tentative Program

Monday, Feb 16 :

8:30 - 9:30 am Z.P. Bazant "Problems and Recent Advances in Continuum

Northwestern Univ. Modelling of Softening Damage"

9:30 - 10:15 am I. Vardoulakis "Experimental Observations with Respect

Univ. of Minnesota to Strain-Softening and Localization

in Granular Media"

10:30 - 11:30 am Discussion

1:00 - 1:45 pm J.D. Dougill "A Distributed Damage Model and Some

Imperial College Possible Extensions"

1:45 - 2:30 pm K. William "Stabilization and Control of Associated

Univ. of Colorado and Non-Associated Strain-Softening

Computations"

2:30 - 3:15 pm J.H. Prevost "Constitutive Equations for Soil"

Princeton Univ.

3:30 - 5:00 pm Discussion

Tuesday, Feb 17 :

8:30 - 9:15 am A. Needleman "Finite Element Analysis of Failure

Brown Univ. Modes in Ductile Solids"

9:15 - 10:05 am M.A. Crisfield "Some Experiences with Finite Element

Transport & Road Analyses of Softening Materials"

Research Lab

10:30 - 11:30 am Discussion

1:00 - 1:45 pm R. de Borst "Computational Issues Regarding the

Univ. of New Mexico Solution of Boundary Value Problems

with an Indefinite Stiffness Matrix"

1:45 - 2:30 pm M. Ortiz "Finite Element Analysis of

Brown Univ. Localized Failure"

3:00 - 4:30 pm Discussion

Wednesday, Feb 18:

8:30 - 9:15 am H.L. Schreyer "Mathematical Formulation and

Univ.ofNewMexico Problems Associated with Strain-

Softening and Localization Based on

Nonlocal Plasticity"

9:15 - 10:00 am R.D. James "Prediction of the Microstructures

Univ.ofMinnesota of Solids which Arise from a Phase

Transformation"

10:30 - 11:30 Discussion

1:00 - 1:45 M. Shearer "Conservation Laws of Mixed Type

North Carolina State Arising in Elasticity and Porous

University Media Flow"

1:45 - 2:30 pm E. Aifantis "Plastic Heterogeneity: Instabilities,

Mich. Tech. Univ. Dislocations, and Deformation Bands"

3:00 - 4:30 pm Discussion

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

Mail-From: GOLUB created at 12-Feb-87 09:47:08

Date: Wed, 11 Feb 87 14:05:55 CST

From: dongarra%dasher@anl-mcs.arpa (Jack Dongarra)

To: na.dis@su-score.arpa

ReSent-Date: Thu 12 Feb 87 09:47:07-PST

ReSent-From: Gene H. Golub <GOLUB@Score.Stanford.EDU>

ReSent-To: na@Score.Stanford.EDU

WILKINSON FELLOWSHIP IN COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS

Mathematics and Computer Science Division

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne National Laboratory is seeking outstanding candidates in the

general area of computational mathematics to fill the newly created J.H.

Wilkinson Fellowship in Computational Mathematics.

This fellowship was created in memory of Dr. James Hardy Wilkinson,

F.R.S., who for many years had a close association with the Mathematics and

Computer Science Division at Argonne, where he acted as a consultant and

guiding spirit for such efforts as the EISPACK and LINPACK projects.

The J.H. Wilkinson Fellowship is intended to encourage young scien-

tists who are actively engaged in state-of-the-art research in computa-

tional mathematics-including, but not limited to, the development and

implementation of numerical algorithms for linear algebra. The candidate

must have earned (or be about to earn) a Ph.D. degree or the equivalent

during the past five years and should have a strong background in numerical

computation. The candidate should also be interested in expanding into the

area of advanced computing research. Argonne's Mathematics and Computer

Science Division has strong programs in computational mathematics and

advanced computing, as well as in software engineering and applied

analysis.

This one-year appointment includes salary (starting at $45,000; higher

with experience), moving expenses, and a generous professional travel

allotment. Applications from qualified candidates, as well as nominations

for the position of Wilkinson Fellow, should be addressed to Jack J.

Dongarra, Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National

Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439-4844. Applications should include a

resume and a statement of research goals, and the names of three refer-

ences. The closing date for applications is April 1, 1987. The applica-

tions will be reviewed during April 1987 by an international selection com-

mittee, and an announcement made in May 1987. The position will commence

during September 1987.

Further inquiries can be made by calling 312-972-7163 or by sending

electronic-mail to dongarra@anl-mcs.arpa.

Argonne is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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

Mail-From: GOLUB created at 12-Feb-87 09:47:11

Date: Tue, 10 Feb 87 16:23:24 EST

From: gragg%e.ms.uky.csnet@RELAY.CS.NET

To: na.dis@SCORE.STANFORD.EDU

ReSent-Date: Thu 12 Feb 87 09:47:10-PST

ReSent-From: Gene H. Golub <GOLUB@Score.Stanford.EDU>

ReSent-To: na@Score.Stanford.EDU

The following announcement appeared in Numerische Mathematik and Linear

Algebra and its Applications. A corresponding announcement in the SIAM

News had obviously incorrect dates.

Announcement

Alston S. Householder Award VI (1987)

In recognition of the outstanding services of Alston Householder,

former Director of the Mathematics Division of the Oak Ridge National

Laboratory and Professor at the University of Tennessee, to numerical

analysis and linear algebra, it was decided at the Fourth Gatlinburg

Symposium in 1969 to establish the Householder Award. This award is

in the area in which Professor Householder has worked, and its natural

developments, as exemplified by the international Gatlinburg Symposia

[see A.S. Householder, The Gatlinburgs, SIAM Review 16: 340-343

(1974)]. Recent recipients of the award include Eduardo Marques de Sa

(Coimbra), Paul Van Dooren (Leuven), James Demmel (Berkeley) and Ralph

Byers (Cornell).

The Householder Prize VI (1987) will be awarded to the author of the

best thesis in Numerical Algebra. The term Numerical Algebra is

intended to describe those parts of mathematical research which have

both algebraic aspects and numerical content or implications. Thus,

the term covers, for example, linear algebra that has numerical

applications, or the algebraic aspects of ordinary differential,

partial differential, integral and nonlinear equations.

The theses will be assessed by an international committee consisting

of Shmuel Friedland (Chicago), Bill Gragg (Kentucky), Beresford

Parlett (Berkeley), Pete Stewart (Maryland) and Axel Ruhe (Gothenburg).

To qualify, the thesis must be for a degree at the level of an

American Ph.D. awarded between 31 August 1983 and 31 December 1986.

An equivalent piece of work will be accepted from those countries

where no formal thesis is normally written at that level. The

candidate's sponsor (e.g. supervisor of his research) should submit

five copies (if possible) of the thesis (or equivalent) together with

his appraisal to:

Ms. Doris Pool

Applied Mathematics Division

Argonne National Laboratory

9700 South Cass Avenue

Argonne, IL 60439, USA

by 28 February 1987. The award will be announced at the Gatlinburg X

meeting and the candidates on the short list will receive

invitations to that meeting.

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

Mail-From: GOLUB created at 12-Feb-87 09:47:13

From: "John R. Rice" <jrr@purdue.edu>

Date: Tue, 10 Feb 87 12:37:58 EST

To: na.dis@su-score

ReSent-Date: Thu 12 Feb 87 09:47:13-PST

ReSent-From: Gene H. Golub <GOLUB@Score.Stanford.EDU>

ReSent-To: na@Score.Stanford.EDU

MATHEMATICAL ASPECTS OF SCIENTIFIC SOFTWARE

MARCH 23-27, 1987

Part of the special year on SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION of the

Institute for Mathematics and its Applications

University of Minnesota

Fundamental mathematical problems arise out of scientific

software for the following areas:

* Computations on Special Architectures

* Computational Geometry

* Performance Evaluation

These problems are considered along with

* Very High Level Systems for Mathematics

The meeting format provides for lengthy discussions and

interactions between the speakers and other participants.

Invited speakers are:

Fran Berman Chris Hoffmann John Rice

Bruno Buchberger John Hopcroft Larry Snyder

Bob Caviness Elias Houstis Paul Wang

G. Farin Richard Jenks Stephan Wolfram

Dennis Gannon Lennart Johnsson

The panel members include Carl deBoor, Clarence Lehman,

Bradley Lucier, and Richard McGeehee.

For further information contact:

John R. Rice Hans F. Weinberger

Computer Sciences Inst. Math. Applications

Purdue University University of Minnesota

W.Lafayette, IN 47907 Minneapolis, MN 55455

317-494-6003 612-624-6066

jrr@cs.purdue.edu weinberg@umn-cs.csnet

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

Date: Thu 12 Feb 87 10:13:34-PST

From: Mark Kent <KENT@Sushi.Stanford.EDU>

To: na@Score.Stanford.EDU

We experienced a failure of the na.lastname forwarding facility yesterday.

Those of you who had a message bounce back with the error message

554 "|/user/golub/namail"... unknown mailer error 1

should resend the message.

Early last night I managed to put in something that would grab the

na messages and this morning I processed them (31 messages).

Everything is now working again.

-mark

(P.S. This whole NAnet business is a test of SDI software methodology.)

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Date: 12 Feb 87 19:03 +0800

From: Jim Varah <varah%ubc.csnet@RELAY.CS.NET>

To: na@SCORE.STANFORD.EDU

I am preparing a list (or tree) of stanford phd's in scientific computation

for the reunion next month. if you can supply information, please do so...

I need names, dates, present employment, phd grads (if any), etc.

In return, I'll send you a completed list.

-jim varah

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

From: "John R. Rice" <jrr@purdue.edu>

Date: Thu, 12 Feb 87 15:35:17 EST

To: na.dis@score.stanford.edu

MATHEMATICAL ASPECTS OF SCIENTIFIC SOFTWARE

MARCH 23-27, 1987

Part of the special year on SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION of the

Institute for Mathematics and its Applications

University of Minnesota

Fundamental mathematical problems arise out of scientific

software for the following areas:

* Computations on Special Architectures

* Computational Geometry

* Performance Evaluation

These problems are considered along with

* Very High Level Systems for Mathematics

The meeting format provides for lengthy discussions and

interactions between the speakers and other participants.

Invited speakers are:

Fran Berman Chris Hoffmann John Rice

Bruno Buchberger John Hopcroft Larry Snyder

Bob Caviness Elias Houstis Paul Wang

G. Farin Richard Jenks Stephan Wolfram

Dennis Gannon Lennart Johnsson

The panel members include Carl deBoor, Clarence Lehman,

Bradley Lucier, and Richard McGeehee.

For further information contact:

John R. Rice Hans F. Weinberger

Computer Sciences Inst. Math. Applications

Purdue University University of Minnesota

W.Lafayette, IN 47907 Minneapolis, MN 55455

317-494-6003 612-624-6066

jrr@cs.purdue.edu weinberg@umn-cs.csnet

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

Date: Thu, 12-FEB-1987 13:59 EST

From: <JANLEE%VTCS1.BITNET@wiscvm.wisc.edu>

To: <na@su-score.arpa>

My name is JAN Lee, recently appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of

the Annals of the History of Computing. The journal, now in its

ninth volume, is published by AFIPS through Springer-Verlag.

Shortly after the death of Jim Wilkinson last year I was copied on

some of the anecdotes which were circulated amongst you. Unfortunately

no-one of my acquaintance has a complete set since I feel that your

commentsd and notes would form an excellent basis for an article

about Jim which might well accompany a more form eloge.

Is there anyone who did keep a complete record of that sharing of

experiences who would be (1) willing to share it with me to review

for possible editing and publication, (2) would be interested

in writing an eloge, (3) would be interested in adding to the

history of the profession in other subjects.

Annals has done a reasonable job over the past years in recording the

history of the early machines, has had a few excursions into the history

of software (mainly the languages such as FORTRAN and COBOL), and

some personal histories. The history of mathematical and scientific

computation is hardly touched. I realize that ACM will be holding a

conference on this topic in May 1987, but I also know that there is a

lot more than can be expressed in two-three days. I would be interested

in hearing of other events and activities.

JAN Lee

Virginia Tech

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Date: 12 February 1987 14:09:00 CST

From: U32799 at UICVM (Uri N. Peled 312-996-4826)

To: NA%SU-SCORE at SCORE.STANFORD.EDU

Can anybody help with the following problem:

One has to find the complex roots of a polynomial of degree much

larger than 100, say of the order of 1000. The standard routines like

IMSL fail miserably. A very expensive solution is to diagonalize the

companion matrix of the polynomial, and this works up to about 500.

If you have the software, or information on where to get it, would you

please send it to

MAREK@SLACVM.BITNET

Thank you very much.

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Mail-From: GOLUB created at 13-Feb-87 15:00:34

Date: Fri, 13 Feb 87 14:04:38 CST

From: dongarra%dasher@anl-mcs.arpa (Jack Dongarra)

To: golub@su-score.arpa

ReSent-Date: Fri 13 Feb 87 15:00:34-PST

ReSent-From: Gene H. Golub <GOLUB@Score.Stanford.EDU>

ReSent-To: na.dis@Score.Stanford.EDU

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WILKINSON FELLOWSHIP IN COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS

Mathematics and Computer Science Division

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne National Laboratory is seeking outstanding candidates in the

general area of computational mathematics to fill the newly created J.H.

Wilkinson Fellowship in Computational Mathematics.

This fellowship was created in memory of Dr. James Hardy Wilkinson,

F.R.S., who for many years had a close association with the Mathematics and

Computer Science Division at Argonne, where he acted as a consultant and

guiding spirit for such efforts as the EISPACK and LINPACK projects.

The J.H. Wilkinson Fellowship is intended to encourage young scien-

tists who are actively engaged in state-of-the-art research in computa-

tional mathematics-including, but not limited to, the development and

implementation of numerical algorithms for linear algebra. The candidate

must have earned (or be about to earn) a Ph.D. degree or the equivalent

during the past five years and should have a strong background in numerical

computation. The candidate should also be interested in expanding into the

area of advanced computing research. Argonne's Mathematics and Computer

Science Division has strong programs in computational mathematics and

advanced computing, as well as in software engineering and applied

analysis.

This one-year appointment includes salary (starting at $45,000; higher

with experience), moving expenses, and a generous professional travel

allotment. Applications from qualified candidates, as well as nominations

for the position of Wilkinson Fellow, should be addressed to Jack J.

Dongarra, Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National

Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439-4844. Applications should include a

resume and a statement of research goals, and the names of three refer-

ences. The closing date for applications is June 1, 1987. The applica-

tions will be reviewed during June 1987 by an international selection com-

mittee. The position will commence during 1988.

Further inquiries can be made by calling 312-972-7163 or by sending

electronic-mail to dongarra@anl-mcs.arpa.

Argonne is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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