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From: G. W. Stewart <>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 11:46:23 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Convergence of the QR Algorithm

Does anyone know of a rigorous treatement of the convergence of the
shifted QR algorithm to a multiple, nondefective eigenvalue of a
non-Hermitian matrix? Wilkinson discusses the issue in his Algebraic
eigenvalue problem, but his hands sometimes wave a little.

Pete Stewart


From: Esmond Ng <>
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 17:42:24 -0800
Subject: New Address for Esmond Ng

Following is my new address, effective January 19, 1999:

Esmond G. Ng
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
One Cyclotron Road
Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone: 510-495-2851
FAX: 510-486-5548


From: Allison Bogardo <>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 99 08:54:54 -0500
Subject: Ralph E. Kleinman Prize

The Ralph E. Kleinman Prize

SIAM will present the Ralph E. Kleinman Prize at the SIAM Annual
Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, May 12-15, 1999. The award honors the
late Ralph E. Kleinman, a long-time SIAM member and UNIDEL Professor
of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Delaware and director of
the Center for the Mathematics of Waves.


The prize, established in 1998, is awarded to an individual for
outstanding research or other contributions that bridge the gap
between mathematics and applications. Work that uses high-level
mathematics and/or invents new mathematical tools to solve applied
problems from engineering, science, and technology is particularly
appropriate. The prize may be awarded for a single notable
achievement or for a collection of such achievements. Any member of
the scientific community who meets the general criteria for the prize
is eligible to receive the prize.

Description of the Award

The prize will consist of a certificate and a cash award of $5,000,
plus reasonable travel expenses.


A letter of nomination, including a curriculum vita and description of
the achievement(s) should be sent by February 15, 1999, to:

Ralph E. Kleinman Prize Selection Committee
c/o Allison Bogardo
3600 University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

Supporting letters, or names of knowledgeable persons from whom such
letters might be solicited, are also welcome.

Selection Committee

Members of the selection committee are George Papanicolaou (Stanford
University), Ivar Stakgold (University of Delaware), and Michael
Vogelius, Chair (Rutgers University).


From: Petr Prikryl <PRIKRYL@MATH.CAS.CZ>
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 16:05:40 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: Babuska Prize Awarded

In December 1998, the Czech Association for Mechanics and the
Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists again awarded the
I. Babuska Prize for the best work in computer science submitted
by students and young scientists.

The Prize winner for 1998 is Dr Vit Dolejsi from the Faculty of
Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University in Prague. The
work honored was his PhD thesis Sur des methodes combinant des
volumes finis et des elements finis pour l'ecoulement des
fluides compressibles sur des maillages non conformes defended
both in Prague and at Universite Mediteranee in Marseille, France.

Further winners were delivered diplomas of honor. The second was
Dr Daniel Rypl from the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the
Czech Technical University in Prague with his PhD thesis
Sequential and parallel generation of unstructured 3D meshes.

The third position was taken by Dr Jan H. Brandts (now at the
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia) who presented
his paper Acceleration of Krylov subspace methods by
preprocessing of the initial residual written during his one
year postdoctoral stay in the Mathematical Institute of the
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in Prague.

Further diplomas of honor were delivered to three diploma works.
In this category, the first was Ales Janka from the Faculty of
Applied Sciences of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen
with his diploma work Overlapping Schwarz domain decomposition
with coarse space grids appropriate to linear elasticity.

The second position was taken by Jan Slavik from the Faculty of
Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University in Prague with
his diploma work Solution of nonlinear convection-diffusion
problems and the third one by Robert Cimrman from the Faculty of
Applied Sciences of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen
with his diploma work Domain decomposition methods for solving
the Burgers equation.

The prize as well as the diplomas are awarded every year and they are
connected with a financial support. The prize was established in 1994
by Ivo Babuska.

Karel Segeth


From: Stefan Turek <>
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 15:39:06 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Three Recent Papers from the FEAST Project

Dear colleagues

We have finished three (preliminary) papers which describe some recent
developments in the FEAST software project which aims to combine sophisticated
FEM techniques and powerful Multigrid approaches with high performance
Numerical Linear Algebra tools. They can be downloaded from our Homepage at:

and we hope to get some interesting feed-back and further suggestions.

1) Proposal for `Sparse Banded BLAS' Techniques

2) The `FEAST Indices' - Realistic evaluation of modern software components
and processor technologies

3) Trends in processor technology and their impact on Numerics for PDE's

Sincerely yours

Stefan Turek + the FEAST Group
Institute for Applied Mathematics
University of Heidelberg
INF 294
D-69120 Heidelberg
Phone: +49-6221-54-5714
Fax : +49-6221-54-5634


From: Paul Messina <>
Date: Sat, 23 Jan 1999 23:01:28 -0500
Subject: Enabling Technologies for Peta(fl)ops Computing

2nd Conference on Enabling Technologies for Peta(fl)ops Computing
Call for Participation
February 15 - 19, 1999
Doubletree Hotel
Santa Barbara, California

Conference Chair: Paul Messina, Caltech
Program Chair: Thomas Sterling, Caltech/JPL
Steering Committee Chair: Paul H. Smith, DOE


The 2nd Conference on Enabling Technologies for Peta(fl)ops Computing is
the first major open forum to treat the diversity of technical issues,
opportunities, and challenges related to the achievement of petaflops
scale computing systems. This conference follows a series of in-depth
workshops and sponsored studies conducted to explore the factors that
will determine the ultimate path to realizing such capability and the
means of effectively using it. The purpose of the conference is to
establish a community-wide consensus on the state and understanding of
Petaflops scale computing approaches and determine directions for future

research leading to practical Petaflops performance systems. The four
day conference will involve experts from a broad interdisciplinary
community to provide in-depth coverage of a wide range of issues and
foster detailed discussion across conventional discipline
boundaries. The conference will engage the interests and talents of
participants through a series of invited and submitted papers, posters,
panels, and discussion sessions. Relevant topic areas associated with
petaflops scale computing and beyond include but are not limited to:

Advanced device technologies
Ultra-scale system architecture
Scalable system software
Parallel and latency-tolerant algorithms
Large-scale applications
Exotic methodologies (e.g. quantum, nano, molecular technologies)

Questions related to conference participation may be directed to

Program Committee:

David Bailey, NERSC
Larry Bergman, JPL
Ian Foster, ANL
David Keyes, ODU
Vipin Kumar, UMN
Peter Kogge, UND
Bob Lucas, NERSC
Paul Messina, Caltech
Dan Reed, UIUC
Arnold Silver, TRW
Thomas Sterling, JPL
Rick Stevens, ANL
Chris Webb, DARPA

Please check our web site for Registration and additional information on
the Conference.

Web Site:


From: Russell Standish <>
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 09:06:19 +1100 (EST)
Subject: Complex Systems '98 Proceedings

Complex Systems '98
Complexity Between the Ecos: From Ecology to Economics
Edited by
Russell Standish, Bruce Henry, Simon Watt, Robert Marks,
Robert Stocker, David Green, Steve Keen, Terry Bossomaier

is now available for free download on the Web. See

Note, this book is now officially out of print.


From: Roger Pierre <>
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 15:17:01 +0000
Subject: Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematical Society

First Announcement and Call for Papers
20th ANNUAL MEETING of the Canadian Applied and Industrial
Mathematical Society (CAIMS)

Place: Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada
Date: June 11-13, 1999

Supported by
The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematical Society (CAIMS),
Le centre de recherche mathematiques de Montreal (CRM),
The Field Institute for research in Mathematics,

Scientific Committee: Michel Fortin (Chair),
Jacques B=E9lair (U de Montreal), Francois Bergeron (UQAM),
John Clements (Dalhousie U), Hassan Manouzi (U Laval),
Robert Miura (UBC), Bryant Moodie (U of Alberta), Bruce Simpson
(U of Waterloo)

Invited Keynote Speakers (confirmed):
Max Gunzburger, Goetz Alefeld, Odo Diekeman

Local Organization Committee:
Michel Fortin, M. Beauchamp, J.J. Gervais,
H. Manouzi, R. Pierre

Minisymposia Themes:
(1) Dynamical systems in physiology
(2) Bifurcation theory
(3) Population Dynamics
(4) Control problems for nonlinear partial differential equations
(5) Numerical methods and simulations for nonlinear partial differential
(6) Interval Arithmetic: Algebraic problems
(7) Interval Arithmetic: Continuous problems
(8) Quantum computing
(9) Combinatorics and symbolic computations
(10) Fluid Mechanics

The meeting will be held concurrently with the "Journee des elements
finis", a one-day industrial mathematics workshop the subject of
which will be "Numerical methods in biomechanics"

Important Dates:
Friday, April 30, Deadline for receipt of abstracts
Thursday, June 10, Deadline for registration (on site)

Further information on fees etc. is available at the conference web site:

Contact (email preferred)

Roger Pierre
Departement de mathematiques et statistique
Universite Laval
Quebec, QC
G1K 7P4, Canada
Telephone: 1-418-656-2972
FAX : 1-418-656-2817


From: Fabio Schoen <>
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 13:43:35 +0100
Subject: Workshop on Global Optimization

International Workshop on Global Optimization 1999
Firenze (Italy), September 28 - October 3, 1999

Global Optimization, the field including theory, methods and applications of
optimization techniques aimed at detecting a global optimum for difficult
mathematical programming problems in which many local optima might exist, is a
rich area of research. The subject is now reaching a mature state, with many
high quality papers published in qualified scientific journals and books, a
journal and a series of monographs explicitly dedicated to the field.

Following the success of previous conferences in Sopron and Szeged (Hungary),
Princeton (U.S.A.) and Trier (Germany), we hope to have the opportunity of
bringing together the most qualified representatives of this important field
of research. The workshop will be organized in single stream sessions, in
order to give all participants the opportunity to enjoy each of the
presentations. Accordingly, only a limited number of contribution will be

All of the information and communication on the conference (call for papers,
abstract submission, scientific program) will be handled through e-mail: no
announcement will be made via regular mail. A web page is available at URL

- Deadline for preliminary registration February 28th , 1999
- Call for papers: March 15st , 1999
- Submission of abstracts: May 15th , 1999
- Notification of acceptance: June 15th , 1999
- Registration deadline: June 30th , 1999
- Start of conference September 28th, 1999


Immanuel Bomze University of Wien (Austria)
Reiner Horst University of Trier (Germany)
Marco Locatelli University of Firenze (Italy)
Panos Pardalos University of Florida (U.S.A.)
Fabio Schoen University of Firenze (Italy)


From: Theodore Simos <>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 16:12:28 +0200
Subject: Session on Differential Equations at PDPTA'99


Within the framework of the Conference
The 1999 International Conference
on Parallel and Distributed
Processing Techniques and Applications
June 28 - July 1, 1999
Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Session Organisers: Professor Dr. G. Avdelas and Dr. T.E. Simos

Topics of the session: Topics of interest include, but no limited to,
the following: Construction of parallel and sequential numerical methods
for ODE's and PDE's, Finite Difference and Finite Element methods, Stability
properties, Numerical Software Description, Expert systems for scientific
computation of differential equations, Numerical methods for periodic
and/or oscillating problems, ...


A number of university faculty members and their staff in cooperation
with the Monte Carlo Resort (Conference Division, Las Vegas ), will be
organizing the conference. The conference is sponsored by the Computer
Science Research, Education, and Applications Press in cooperation with
the National Supercomputing Center for Energy and the Environment
(Department of Energy, USA), The International Association for Mathematics
and Computers in Simulation (IMACS), The International Technology Institute
(ITI), The Java High Performance Computing research group (JHPC;,
the Computer Vision Research and Applications Tech. (CVRA), developers of
high-performance machines and systems (pending) and other related computer
associations (pending.)


Dr. T.E. Simos
26 Menelaou Street
Amfithea - Paleon Faliron
GR-175 64 Athens
FAX: ++301 9413189, ++301 9420091, ++30541 29706.
Telephone: ++301 9413189, ++301 9420091, ++30541 29706.

For more information about the conference a link will soon be created
at,, and


From: Ronald Cools <>
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 08:49:05 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Conference on Cubature Formulae and their Applications

Fifth International Conference
Krasnoyarsk State Technical University
Krasnoyarsk, September 13- 18, 1999

The Conference will concentrate on the problems connected with const-
ruction and research of cubature formulae and their applications to
various problems. Except traditional topics:
- Algorithms of numerical calculation multiple integrals;
- Methods of the functional analysis and theory of functions in
applications to cubature formulae;
it is supposed to discuss possibilities of applications of algorithms
of numerical integration to solutions of integral equations and systems
of differential equations, to problems of discrete transformations etc.
It is supposed also to consider the problems of statistical models,
theory of an approximation of functions, computer algebra etc.

Prof. V.I. Lebedev (chairman), Prof. V.V.Shaidurov,Prof. M.D. Ramazanov,
Prof. V.I. Polovinkin, Prof. M.V. Noskov, Dr. V.L. Vaskevich

N.S. Bakhvalov, G.I. Marchuk, S.N. Nikolskiy, G.A.Mikhailov, V.N.Belikh,
I.V.Boikov, I.M. Zhileikin, M.I. Israilov, L.V. Maiorov, I.P. Misovskikh
I.M. Sobol, A.P.Yuzhakov, C.B. Shoinzhurov, J. Lyness, H.J. Schmid,
S.B. Stoyanova.

Title of the report and abstract (no more than 1 page) should be
presented till 1.07.99 to the address: Prof. M.V. Noskov , Dept. of
Appl.Math., Krasnoyarsk State Techn. University, Kirenskogo 26,Krasno-
yarsk,660074, Russia


From: I G Graham <>
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 13:52:50 +0000
Subject: British Applied Mathematics Colloquium

(Incorporating the 41st BTMC)

BAMC99 will be held at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University
of Bath from 12-15 April 1999. The colloquium welcomes anyone with an
interest in the applications of mathematics. This meeting includes
plenary speakers in applied probability, control theory, fluid mechanics,
mathematical biology, numerical analysis and solid mechanics. Talks and
posters are invited in both traditional and emerging areas of

Plenary Speakers
Professor F Kelly, FRS (Cambridge)
Professor H-O Kreiss (UCLA)
Professor T Pedley, FRS (Cambridge)
Professor E Sontag (Rutgers)
Professor J Willis, FRS (Cambridge)
Professor A Woods (Bristol)
Professor Kreiss is visiting the UK as an IMA Distinguished Lecturer.

Professor D Crighton, FRS will be giving a special presentation in memory
of Professor Sir James Lighthill, FRS.


Control theory
Industrial mathematics
Non-smooth dynamics
Rigorous mathematical hydrodynamics
Singularities in elasticity
Structural geology
Symmetry methods


Those wishing to attend should return the registration forms on the
web-site which gives full
details including accommodation costs. Fees should be posted to: BAMC99,
Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY by
12 February 1999. The registration fee is 75 pounds (non-students) and 35
pounds (graduate students).

Financial Support

The organisers are very grateful to the following for their generous
financial support: The Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications, The
London Mathematical Society, INTAS, BRIMS, SIAM and the Stewartson
Memorial Fund.

For further information contact the Chairman (Professor C J Budd), the
Secretary (Mrs N Harvey) or the Treasurer (Dr D A S Rees).

e-mail:, tel: 01225 826198, fax: 01225 826492.

The BAMC99 Committee


From: Wei Gang <>
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 16:05:05 +0800 (HKT)
Subject: Workshop on the Complexity of Multivariate Problem.

Workshop on the
Complexity of Multivariate Problems
October 4--8, 1999
Hong Kong


The purpose of this workshop is to bring together experts in various
fields to discuss the computational complexity of multivariate problems.
The Workshop will focus on the following problems:

* integration and approximation,
* average-case and worst-case analyses,
* the problem of high dimensionality, and
* generation of low discrepancy sets and sequences.


The Workshop will include plenary talks by experts from all over the world:

Kai-Tai Fang, Hong Kong Baptist University
Stefan Heinrich, University of Kaiserslautern
Fred Hickernell, Hong Kong Baptist University
Erich Novak, Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg
Art Owen, Stanford University
Ian Sloan, University of New South Wales
Shu Tezuka, IBM Corporation, Tokyo
Ren-Hong Wang, Dalian University of Technology
Grzegorz Wasilkowski, University of Kentucky
Henryk Wozniakowski, Columbia University & University of Warsaw


In addition to the plenary presentations the Workshop will have
a number of invited and contributed presentations. If you wish
to present a talk, please submit the title and an abstract of no
more than 300 words to the address below, preferably electronically,
by April 1, 1999. Electronic submissions should be in plain
text or Latex format. Please include the your name, affiliation,
address, and email address in your submission. You will be notified
of the acceptance of your talk within one month of the date we
receive your abstract.


Please visit our web page at the address below for the on line information
and registration. If you have questions, please mail or email us.

Complexity '99
c/o Department of Mathematics
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong SAR, China

Phone: 852 2339 7015, Fax: 852 2339 5811


Deadline for abstract submission: April 1, 1999.
Deadline for registration: June 1, 1999. (US$130)
Late or on-site
regristration will be
charged US$150.

Details will be circulated by mail/email to those on the conference
mailing list.


From: Karsten Decker <>
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 14:59:38 +0100
Subject: SPEEDUP Workshop

25th SPEEDUP Workshop
Trends in High-Performance Computing:
Systems, Services, and User Requirements

Hotel Cadro Panoramica
March 25 - 26, 1999


High-performance computing (HPC) has become an important tool in science
and engineering. Over the last ten years new methods, new hardware, and
new software have stretched the bounds of what can be done. However,
the development did not always follow straight lines. What can we
expect in the near future and how should we direct our efforts?

This workshop will address the current trends in HPC systems, but also
raise the question whether these trends are going to persist in the
future. Will there be new types of computer systems emerging? What
about HPC center services? Which products and services should be
offered to respond to end-user requirements?

The 25th SPEEDUP Workshop is intended to bring together members of
academic institutions, business enterprises, and government who are
interested to learn about trends in hardware architecture, software
infrastructure, libraries and tools, HPC center products and services,
user requirements, and performance evaluation.


Topics will include, but will not be limited to the discussion of trends in

-- Hardware architecture
-- Software infrastructure
-- Libraries and tools
-- Products and services
-- End-user requirements

List of confirmed speakers

-- Eribert Benz, Aurelio Cortesi, ABB Corporate Research, Baden, Switzerland
-- William J. Camp, Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, USA
-- Alfred Geiger, RUS, Stuttgart, Germany
-- Ralf Gruber, EPF Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
-- Anton Gunzinger, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
-- Uwe Harms, Harms Supercomputing Consulting, Munich, Germany
-- Pierre Kuonen, EPF Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
-- Wolfgang Schmidt, DaimlerChrysler AG, Stuttgart, Germany
-- John Towns, National Computational Science Alliance, USA
-- Hans-Peter Wessels, CSCS/SCSC, Manno, Switzerland
-- Clint Whaley, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA

Preliminary schedule

Begin: Thursday, March 25, 1999, 12:00
End: Friday, March 26, 1999, 12:30

General information

The latest information on the program can be found at URL

Further information on the SPEEFUP Society can be obtained from URL">

Contact address

Martin H. Gutknecht
General Workshop Chair
ETH Zentrum, RZ
CH-8092 Zurich
Tel: +41 (1) 632 3464
Fax: +41 (1) 632 1104


From: John Whiteman <>
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 15:43:12 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Conference on the Mathematics of Finite Elements and Applications

Tenth Conference
The Mathematics of Finite Elements and Applications
Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK
22-25 June 1999


The Tenth Conference on The Mathematics of Finite Elements and Applications
will be held at Brunel University from 22-25 June, 1999. The aim will again
be to bring together workers from different disciplines whose common interest
is finite element methods, and to promote wider awareness throughout the
finite element community of the latest developments in the field


* Theory and practice in finite elements
* Finite volume methods
* Engineering and scientific applications of FEM
* Boundary element methods
* Adaptivity
* Singularities
* Parallel and vector processing
* CFD and structural mechanics
* Flow in porous media


The 1999 Zienkiewicz Lecture will be given by Roland Glowinski,
University of Houston

Ulrich Langer, Linz University
Roland Lewis, University of Wales, Swansea
J Tinsley Oden, University of Texas at Austin
Roger Owen, University of Wales, Swansea
Rolf Rannacher, University of Heidelberg
Christof Schwab, ETH Zuerich
Endre Suli, University of Oxford
Mary Wheeler, University of Texas at Austin
John Whiteman, Brunel University
Peter Wriggers, Technical University of Hannover
Luiz Wrobel, Brunel University


Further details are available from the MAFELAP 1999 web page:

and also from

The Secretary, MAFELAP 1999,
BICOM, The Brunel Institute of Computational Mathematics,
Brunel University, Uxbridge UB8 3PH, UK
Tel: Int. (+44) 1895 203270 Fax: Int. (+44) 1895 203303


From: Heinz W. Engl <>
Date: Sun, 31 Jan 1999 15:52:28 +0100
Subject: Course on Computational Mathematics

A Course on

"Computational Mathematics driven by Industrial Applications"

is planned by CIME (International Mathematical Summer Center)
in Martina Franca (Italy) during June 21-27, 1999.
The Directors of the Course are Vincenzo Capasso (Univ. of Milano),
Heinz Engl (Univ. of Linz), and Jacques Periaux (Dassault Aviation).


The following sets of 5/6 hours lectures each in English will be offered

1. Paths, trees and flows: graph optimization problems with industrial
applications by Prof. Rainer BURKARD (Technische Universitaet Graz)

2. New computational concepts, adaptive differential equation solvers and
virtual labs, by Prof. Peter DEUFLHARD (Konrad Zuse Zentrum Berlin)

3. Computational methods for aerodynamic analysis and design,
by Prof. Antony JAMESON (Stanford University)

4. Mathematical problems in industry
by Jacques Luis LIONS (College de France et Dassault Aviation, Paris)

5. Wavelets transform and cosine transform in signal and image processing
by Gilbert STRANG


A set of two hours seminars in English will be offered too

a. Mathematics of the crystallization process of polymers
by Vincenzo CAPASSO

b. Inverse problems: regularization methods and applications in industry
by Heinz ENGL

c. Mathematics of Glass
by Robert MATTHEIJ ( Technische Universitaet Eindhoven)

d. Combining game theory and genetic algorithms for solving multiobjective
shape optimization problems in aerodynamics Engineering
by Jacques PERIAUX.

For details about contents and references contact

CIME Foundation
% Dipartimento di Matematica "U.Dini"
Viale Morgagni 67/a
50137 FIRENZE, Italy
tel. +39 055434975 or +39 0554237123
fax +39 055434975


From: Eduardo Sontag <>
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 13:01:18 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Positions at Rutgers

The Department of Mathematics at Rutgers University anticipates an award from
the National Science Foundation's program "Vertical integration of research
and education in the mathematical sciences". Five research areas have been
selected: Control & System Theory, Discrete Mathematics, Mathematical Physics,
Nonlinear Analysis, and Number theory. The award will enable the Department
to offer appointments for postdoctoral as well as graduate study/traineeships.

NOTE: Availability of these positions is contingent upon final NSF approval.
**** Applicants must be USA citizens or permanent residents. ****
Post-doc fellows must be WITHIN 18 MONTHS of the award of their Ph.D.


1. Postdocs: we expect to offer 2 Postdoctoral Fellowships this year. The
Fellows are expected to participate in the construction of course modules
for undergraduate courses, seminars for undergraduates and graduate
students, and non-traditional courses including small group work.
The Fellows will receive *three years* of academic year and summer support
- about $49,500 per year plus benefits, and an additional $2,500 per year
for travel, equipment and supplies. The teaching load is expected to be
*one course per semester*, with no summer teaching.

2. Graduate Traineeships: these will be for students entering the doctoral
program in mathematics in the fall of 1999. During the first two years,
there will be no teaching, but students will participate in "rotations":
guided study and research participation with faculty members, supplementing
the graduate course work. Starting on the third year, they will be
expected to participate on variety of types of teaching at the university
level, such as grading, recitation instruction, independent courses, course
development, and use of technology. We also expect to have available
opportunities for internships where appropriate. Support will be for
*five* years, contingent on satisfactory progress: $15,000 per year plus
tuition remission and standard benefits including health insurance.


Postdocs: qualified applicants who have already applied this year for a Hill
Assistant Professorship or other positions will automatically be considered for
the Fellowships. Applicants who have not already applied for a position
should send a resume, with the AMS Application Cover Sheet attached, and have
at least three letters of recommendation sent to:
Search Committee
Department of Mathematics-Hill Center
Rutgers University, 110 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway NJ 08854-8019
Please indicate your interest in a postdoctoral position and give the AMS
Subject Classification number of your area(s) of specialization.

Students: If you have already applied for admission and support to the Graduate
Program in Mathematics at Rutgers-New Brunswick, just send e-mail to
"" to indicate your interest in this program, and to
request further information. If you have not already applied, send e-mail to to request an application or to ask for
additional information. Be sure to include your full name and postal
address. You may also get an application on the web. Applications received
before March 1 will receive full consideration.

applications from women and minority-group members.

Further information:


From: Vassilios K. Kalpakides <>
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 08:59:58 +0200
Subject: Faculty Position at the University of Ioannina


The Department of Mathematics announces that very soon, will invite for
applications for a faculty position at the level of Professor or Associate
Professor in informatics.
The Department offers B.S. degree in mathematics and four different types
of M.S. degree (one of them is in computational mathematics and

Applicants should have at least, a six year experience after doctorate for
the level of Professor and four years experience for the level of Associate
The succesful candidate will be expected to have high-quality research work
and the ability to lead a research group. The duties of the position
include teaching one course per semester at least and developing new
courses at post-graduate level.

Information about the University of Ioannina and the Department can be
found at http:://
For more information about the position contact Mrs. Vassiliou,
Tel. +30 651 97190 or email to Dr. V.K. Kalpakides


From: Kevin Burrage <>
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 11:51:06 +1000
Subject: Research Position at University of Queensland

Research Position Available
Mathematics Department, University of Queensland

Post Doctoral fellowship OR equivalent
for those who have submitted a PhD
available for 9 months from April 1 1999

with Professor Kevin Burrage and Roger Sidje (Mathematics),

Salary: (A$37,695) to (A$45,911) per annum, according to experience
A return airfare will be paid to the successful applicant.


To work on ARC Large Grant 'Large scale parallel numerical methods for
differential-algebraic equations in process engineering'.

Duties are:

The development of numerical methods for differential
equations for solving large scale process engineering problems.
These new methods should be capable of being used for stiff problems
and be of variable step size in nature. Some implementations will be
done on the University of Queensland's supercomputer and there will
be a visualisation component.

The appointee will be responsible to the Chief Investigators
Prof. Burrage and Dr Sidje.


E1. A PhD (or submitted) in computational mathematics and, in particular,
numerical methods for parallel ordinary differential equations.

E2. A background in numerical methods for ordinary differential
equations as a basis for developing innovative methods for parallel
ordinary differential equations.

E3. A knowledge of Matlab and Fortran77-90.

E4. Expertise in high performance computing.

E5. Evidence of a "track record" in terms of papers written or submitted.

E6. Substantial exposure to real world applications including
environmental modelling.

Interested individuals should send a cv and the names of 3 referees to
Prof Kevin Burrage as soon as possible

Prof Kevin Burrage
Department of Mathematics
University of Queensland
Brisbane, Queensland 4072

Phone: 61-7-3365-3487
Fax: 61-7-3365-1477

Application deadline: Feb 8, 1999


From: Iain Duff <>
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 09:58:23 GMT
Subject: Contents, IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis


Giraud L. and Tuminaro, R.S.
Schur complement preconditioners for anisotropic problems.
pp 1-17

Pinar, M. C. and Chen, B.
$ l_1 $ solution of linear inequalities.
pp 19-37

Favati, P. and Meini, B.
On functional iteration methods for solving nonlinear matrix equations arising
in queueing problems.
pp 39-49

Freire, E., Pizarro, L., and Rodr\'iguez-Luis, A.J.
Numerical continuation of degenerate homoclinic orbits in planar systems.
pp 51-75

Shen, W.
Error bounds of finite difference schemes for multi-dimensional scalar
conservation laws with source terms.
pp 77-89

Frankel, J. I. and Osborne, G. E.
A new time treatment for solving partial integro-differential equations of
radiative transport.
pp 91-103

Fasino, D. and Inglese, G.
Discrete methods in the study of an inverse problem for Laplace's equation.
pp 105-118

Kacur, J.
Solution to strongly nonlinear parabolic problems by a linear
approximation scheme.
pp 119-145

Barrett, J.W. and Blowey, J.F.
An improved error bound for a finite element approximation of a model for
phase separation of a multi-component alloy.
pp 147-168


From: Thomas Hogan <>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 13:14:11 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Contents, Journal of Approximation Theory

Table of Contents: J. Approx. Theory, Volume 96, Number 1, January 1999

Leonid Golinskii, Paul Nevai, Ferenc Pint\'er, and Walter Van Assche
Perturbation of orthogonal polynomials on an arc of the unit circle, II

Vladimir Logvinenko and Alexander Russakovskii
Quasi-sampling sets for analytic functions in a cone

Michael S. Floater
Total positivity and convexity preservation

H. N. Mhaskar and J. Prestin
Bounded quasi-interpolatory polynomial operators

Agnieszka Lipieta
Cominimal projections in $l^n_\infty$

Guang Shi Ying
On Tur\'an quadrature formulas for the Chebyshev weight

Paul Butzer and Fran\c{c}ois Jongmans
P. L. Chebyshev (1821-1894), a guide to his life and work

Daniel Wulbert
Interpolation at a few points

Leszek Skrzypczak
Heat and harmonic extensions for function spaces of Hardy-Sobolev-Besov
type on symmetric spaces and Lie groups


From: Constructive Approximation <>
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 14:39:31 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Contents, Constructive Approximation

Vol. 15 Number. 2 1999

155-173 V. A. Prokhorov and E. B. Saff
Rates of Best Uniform Rational Approximation of Analytic
Functions by Ray Sequences of Rational Functions

175-208 N. Dyn, F. J. Narcowich, and J. D. Ward
Variational Principles and Sobolev-Type Estimates for
Generalized Interpolation on a Riemannian Manifold

209-240 M. Ben Slimane
Multifractal Formalism for Self-Similar Functions Under
the Action of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems

241-255 A. Cohen, K. Grochenig, and L. F. Villemoes
Regularity of Multivariate Refinable Functions

257-289 G. Mastroianni and M. G. Russo
Lagrange Interpolation in Weighted Besov Spaces

291-300 V. Maiorov and J. Ratsaby
On the Degree of Approximation by Manifolds of Finite

301-309 M. J. Zygmunt
Recurrence Formula for Polynomials of Two Variables,
Orthogonal with Respect to Rotation Invariant Measures


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