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- WSES Conference on Differential Equations
- Faculty Position at Virginia Tech
- Positions at University of Calgary
- Contents, Computer Physics Communications
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From: Gene H Golub <golub@Stanford.edu>

Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2000 23:00:00 -0700

**Subject: 40th Anniversary of BIT**

A conference celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Nordic journal BIT

was celebrated in Lund, Sweden, Aug 9 -12. The meeting was attended by

about 100 persons, including a large contingent from overseas. There

were many excellent presentations by distinguished speakers such as

Carl de Boor, Achiya Dax, Ernst Hairer, Pete Stewart and Henk van der

Vorst. And a very humorous account of the early days of BIT and

computing in Sweden was given by Carl-Erik Froeberg. The conference

dinner was held in Copenhagen, a comfortable bus ride away from Lund.

The food was delicious and the speeches short.

BIT has the highest standards for publication of journal papers; the

papers are carefully refereed, well edited and nicely printed. The

papers on solution of ordinary differential equations and numerical

linear algebra have often been seminal. So congratulations to the Board

of Editors for producing such a top flight journal and to Gustav

Soderlind for organizing such a stimulating meeting.

Gene Golub

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From: Toby Driscoll <driscoll@math.udel.edu>

Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2000 11:35:09 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Change of Address for Toby Driscoll**

I've moved from the US state with the highest mean elevation (Colorado, 2070m)

to the one with the lowest (Delaware, 18m):

Toby Driscoll

Mathematical Sciences

501 Ewing Hall

University of Delaware

Newark DE 19716

302-831-3383

driscoll@math.udel.edu

www.math.udel.edu/~driscoll

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From: Andrew Knyazev <andrew.knyazev@cudenver.edu>

Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2000 02:11:29 -0600

**Subject: Reports from University of Colorado at Denver**

The Center for Computational Mathematics (CCM) at the University of

Colorado at Denver is considering a possibility of extending its list of

distribution of hard copies of its technical reports. If your

department/institute would like to receive CCM's tech reports by mail

free of charge, please send your request be email to

Andrew.Knyazev@cudenver.edu and include your complete postal address and

a name of a contact person.

Main priority will be given to organizations with unstable/slow Internet

access as all the recent reports are also freely available on-line at

http://www-math.cudenver.edu/ccm/reports.html

and at

http://cs-tr.cs.cornell.edu/ .

Individual hard copies may be requested, too, by email from

bennethm@math.cudenver.edu .

Best regards, Andrew Knyazev

P.S. Below is a list of reports published in 2000 at to date:

164 C. Farhat, I. Harari, and L. P. Franca, ``The Discontinuous

Enrichment Method.'' Aug. 2000.

163 A. V. Knyazev, M. E. Argentati, "An Effective and Robust Algorithm

for Finding Principal Angles Between Subspaces Using An A-Based Scalar

Product." Aug. 2000.

162.H. J. Greenberg, ``A Prospective on Mathematics and Artificial

Intelligence: Problem Solving = Modeling + Theorem Proving.'' Aug. 2000.

161 L. P. Franca and A. Nesliturk, ``On a Two-Level Finite Element

Method for the

Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations.'' June 2000.

160 I. Harari, L. P. Franca, and S. P. Oliveira, ``Streamline Design of

Stability Parameters For Advection-Diffusion Problems.'' June 2000.

159 L. P. Franca and F.-N. Hwang, ``Refining the Submesh Strategy in the

Two-level Finite Element Method: Application to the Advection-Diffusion

Equation.'' June 2000.

158 K. Kafadar (advisor), T. J. Carter, I. Chang, D. Duran, J. M.

Ethredge, A. Gojanovic, W. Tilford, A. Tremayne, C. Uiyyasathian, and M.

Werner (assistant), ``Survivability of the Mars Lander.'' May 2000.

157 L. S. Bennethum and J. H. Cushman, ``Multicomponent, Multiphase

Thermodynamics of Swelling Porous Media with Electroquasistatics: II.

Constitutive Theory.'' May 2000.

156 D. W. Dean, ``Stochastic Differential Equations in Transport Moment

Equations.'' May 2000.

155 J. D. Wilson and T. F. Russell, ``Efficient Solver for Mixed and

Control-Volume Mixed Finite Element Methods.'' Feb. 2000.

154 C. I. Heberton, T. F. Russell, L. F. Konikow and G. Z. Hornberger

,``Three Dimensional Finite-Volume ELLAM Implementation.'' Feb. 2000.

153 R. W. Healy and T. F. Russell, ``Treatment of Internal Sources in

the Finite-Volume ELLAM.'' Feb. 2000.

152 R. L. Naff, T. F. Russell, and J. D. Wilson, ``Test Functions for

Three-Dimensional Control-Volume Mixed Finite-Element Methods on

Irregular Grids.'' Feb. 2000.

151 T. F. Russell and R. W. Healy, ``Analytical Tracking Along

Streamlines in Temporally Linear Raviart-Thomas Velocity Fields.'' Feb.

2000.

150 J. Mandel and R. Tezaur, ``On the Convergence of a Dual-Primal

Substructuring Method.'' Jan. 2000.

149 A. V. Knyazev, ``Toward the Optimal Preconditioned Eigensolver:

Locally Optimal Block Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient Method.'' Jan.

2000.

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From: Kostas Papanikolaou <papanico@go.com>

Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2000 02:27:20 -0700 (PDT)

**Subject: WSES Conference on Differential Equations**

CALL FOR PAPERS

2000 WSES International Conference on:

DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS: THEORY AND APPLICATIONS

http://www.worldses.org/wses/math/deta

or

http://members.tripod.com/wses/math/deta

All the accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings and in the

WSES-Press International Post-Conference Luxurious Editions.

TOPICS OF THE SYMPOSIUM: DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS: THEORY AND APPLICATIONS

Ordinary differential equations (ODEs)

Partial differential equations (PDEs)

Stochastic differential equations

Topological dynamics

Integral equations

functional differential equations

Differential Equations in Sobolev Spaces

Variational methods in ODEs and in PDEs

Existence, Multiplicity results for solutions to ODEs and PDEs

Nonlinear Systems

Chaos, Morse theory

Manifolds

Bifurcation and Degree theory

Singular perturbation problems

Qualitative theory (stability, periodicity, boundedness, etc.)

Applications in Physics

Applications in Fluid Mechanics, Electromagnetics and Elasticity

Applications in Biology, Chemistry, Economics and Psychology

Difference Equations

Numerical Methods for ODEs and PDEs

Mathematical Control Theory

Related Topics

Every topic of Differential Equations theory and

Differential Equations applications in Science and Engineering

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE AND OTHER DETAILS:

See at:

http://www.worldses.org/wses/math/deta

or

http://members.tripod.com/wses/math/deta

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From: Christopher Beattie <beattie@calvin.math.vt.edu>

Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2000 19:10:44 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Faculty Position at Virginia Tech**

FACULTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Virginia Tech Department of Mathematics

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND OPTIMIZATION

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Virginia Tech Mathematics Department seeks applicants to fill a

tenure track position in Numerical Analysis, Optimization, and

Computational Mathematics. The appointment is at the assistant or

associate professor level.

RESPONSIBILITES

The person appointed will have the following responsibilities:

1) active participation in teaching those undergraduate and graduate

courses assigned by the department chair;

2) the development and maintenance of an internationally recognized

research program within the framework of her/his individual areas

of interest and expertise and consistent with the goals and objectives

of a university environment;

3) participation in department and university administrative governance

and advising functions as deemed necessary by the chair of the department;

4) the continuing development of her/his own scholarly activities and

professional capabilities; and

5) adherence to the responsibilities of the general faculty as delineated

by the Faculty Handbook (http://ate.cc.vt.edu/PROVOST/fhb/fhbtoc.html).

QUALIFICATIONS

All applicants must have: a strong commitment to excellence in research

and teaching; a desire to advise and teach a student body that is diverse

with respect to socio-economic status, interests, and abilities; an ability

to discern future trends in the discipline; vision, creativity, and

leadership skills; commitment/sensitivity to address issues of diversity

in applied mathematics at the time of appointment. Applicants must have

an earned doctorate in mathematics or equivalent at time of appointment.

Applicants must have an active research program in numerical analysis,

optimization, or computational mathematics. We are particularly interested

in applicants who can complement and enhance existing strengths in our

department.

SALARY

Negotiable, depending on background and experience.

STARTING DATE

August, 2001 or as appropriate.

DEADLINE

For full consideration, applications should be received by January 15,

2001. However, applications and nominations will be considered until the

position is filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a summary of

research plans, together with four letters of recommendation to: Numerical

Analysis Search Committee, Department of Mathematics, Virginia Tech,

Blacksburg, VA 24061-0123.

Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and

complies with all Federal and Commonwealth of Virginia laws,

regulations, and executive orders regarding affirmative action

requirements in all programs. The College of Arts and Sciences

at Virginia Tech is deeply committed to recruiting, selecting,

promoting, and retaining women, persons of color, and persons with

disabilities. We strongly value diversity in the college community,

and seek to assure equality in education and employment.

Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application

process should contact Pat Ray, Department of Mathematics, 540-231-6536

(TDD/PC 1-800-828-1120 -Voice 1-800-828-1140).

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From: Peter Lancaster <lancaste@ucalgary.ca>

Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2000 13:24:17 -0600 (MDT)

**Subject: Positions at University of Calgary**

APPOINTMENTS IN HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING

The University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada) wishes to appoint

a research team in High Performance Computing. The proposed

area of research is (but is not limited to) the design and

analysis of algorithms for dense structured matrix computations

and for parallel and distributed computing.

Subject to funding by iCORE (www.icore.ca), the team may include:

A Chair and team leader, for which world-class researchers may apply,

A Senior Researcher, for which well-established mid-career

candidates will be considered, and

Junior Fellowships and graduate students.

The first two positions to be of senior professorial rank in the

Department of Computer Science, or in the Department of Mathematics

and Statistics.

Expressions of interest, with cv and addresses of three referees

should be addressed to Dr. Wayne Eberly (as below) and received

by October 16th, 2000.

Appointments to date from July 1st, 2001, or as soon thereafter as

possible.

For further information see

www.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/~eberly/Admin/icore_position.html

or contact one of the proponents:

Dr. Peter Lancaster, (lancaste@ucalgary.ca)

Department of Mathematics and Statisitics,

University of Calgary,

Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada.

Dr. Wayne Eberly, (eberly@cpsc.ucalgary.ca)

Department of Computer Science,

University of Calgary,

Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada.

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From: Charbel Farhat <charbel@alexandra.Colorado.EDU>

Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2000 15:29:52 -0600 (MDT)

Sujbect: Postdoctoral Position at University of Colorado, Boulder

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

The Center for Aerospace Structures in the Department of Aerospace Engineering

Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder, has an opening for a

Post-Doctoral Research Associate to investigate acoustic scattering research

problems. The prospective candidate must have a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering,

Applied Mathematics, or related fields, at least one year of experience in

software development, and a strong background in wave propagation, numerical

analysis, and domain decomposition methods. The candidate must also be

familiar with parallel processing on both shared and distributed memory

architectures, and be proficient in C and C++. The successful candidate will

teach courses related to his/her research. Starting salary will be around

$40,000 a year. Interested candidates are encouraged to send their resumes as

well as three reference letters to Mrs. Deborah Mellblom, University of

Colorado at Boulder, Campus Box 429, Boulder, CO 80309-0429

(Deborah.Mellblom@Colorado.EDU).

The University of Colorado at Boulder has a strong institutional commitment

to the principles of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are

particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of

people, including women, members of ethnic minorities and disabled individuals.

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From: Elsevier <cdmailer@elsevier.co.uk>

Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 20:52:24 +0100 (BST)

**Subject: Contents, Computer Physics Communications**

Journal: Computer Physics Communications

ISSN : 0010-4655

Volume : 131

Issue : 3

Date : 15-Sep-2000

pp 187-201

Molcol: A program for solving atomic and molecular collision problems

D.R. Flower, G. Bourhis, J.-M. Launay

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S0010465500001181

pp 202-224

HBrowse: a GRACE tool for browsing R-matrix H-files

D.W. Busby, P.G. Burke, V.M. Burke, C.J. Noble, N.S. Scott, I.T.A. Spence

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S0010465500001223

pp 225-263

PANN: Partial-wave analysis of nucleon-nucleon scattering in

wide-energy region

M. Matsuda, J. Nagata, H. Yoshino, Y. Yoshino

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S0010465500001235

pp 264-288

PAPH: Partial-wave analysis of p -^3 He scattering

M. Matsuda, J. Nagata, H. Yoshino, Y. Yoshino

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S0010465500001259

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From: Hans Schneider <hans@math.wisc.edu>

Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2000 15:34:11 -0500 (CDT)

**Subject: Contents, Linear Algebra and its Applications**

Journal: Linear Algebra and its Applications

ISSN : 0024-3795

Volume : 314

Issue : 1-3

Date : 15-Jul-2000

pp 1-47

On Lie gradings III. Gradings of the real forms of classical Lie algebras

M. Havlicek, J. Patera, E. Pelantova

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S0024379500000999

pp 49-74

On triality and automorphisms and derivations of composition algebras

A. Elduque

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S0024379500001051

pp 75-89

Construction of the Jordan decomposition by means of Newton's method

D. Schmidt

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S0024379500001117

pp 91-136

Interpolation theory in sectorial Stieltjes classes and explicit

system solutions

D. Alpay, E. Tsekanovskii

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S0024379500001130

pp 137-164

Hankel matrices, positive functions and related questions

Y.V. Genin

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S002437950000121X

pp 165-189

The eigenvalue problem for networks of beams

B. Dekoninck, S. Nicaise

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S002437950000118X

pp 191-203

On the nonuniqueness of the factorization factors in the product

singular value decomposition

D. Chu, B. De Moor

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S0024379500001361

pp 205

Index

Journal: Linear Algebra and its Applications

ISSN : 0024-3795

Volume : 315

Issue : 1-3

Date : 15-Aug-2000

pp 1-23

Sums of diagonalizable matrices

J.D. Botha

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S0024379599002803

pp 25-38

Convexity properties of Tr[(a^*a)^n]

L.E. Mata-Lorenzo, L. Recht

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S0024379500000501

pp 39-59

Identification of almost invariant aggregates in reversible nearly

uncoupled Markov chains

P. Deuflhard, W. Huisinga, A. Fischer, C. Schutte

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S0024379500000951

pp 61-81

Some general techniques on linear preserver problems

A. Guterman, C.-K. Li, P. Semrl

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S0024379500001191

pp 83-112

On the curvature of monotone metrics and a conjecture concerning the

Kubo-Mori metric

J. Dittmann

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S0024379500001300

pp 113-123

Explicit factorization of the Vandermonde matrix

H. Oruc, G.M. Phillips

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S0024379500001245

pp 125-138

The invariant polynomials degrees of the Kronecker sum of two linear

operators and additive theory

C. Caldeira, J.A. Dias da Silva

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S0024379500001257

pp 139-144

The determinant of random power series matrices over finite fields

K.A.S. Abdel-Ghaffar

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S0024379500001348

pp 145-154

Numerical ranges and matrix completions

D.W. Hadwin, K.J. Harrison, J.A. Ward

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S002437950000135X

pp 155-173

Maximal orthogonality and pseudo-orthogonality with applications to

generalized inverses

M.Q. Rieck

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S0024379500001427

pp 175-188

Characterization of joint spectral radius via trace

Q. Chen, X. Zhou

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S002437950000149X

pp 189-196

The Ostrowski-Reich theorem for SOR iterations: extensions to the

rank deficient case

J.-Y. Yuan

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S0024379500001488

pp 197-205

Two-dimensional Q-algebras

T. Nakazi

http://www.elsevier.nl/PII/S0024379500001518

pp 209

Index

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