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From: Gene H Golub <>
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


From: Toby Driscoll <>
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



From: Andrew Knyazev <>
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 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
and at .
Individual hard copies may be requested, too, by email from .

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.

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.


From: Kostas Papanikolaou <>
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2000 02:27:20 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: WSES Conference on Differential Equations

2000 WSES International Conference on:
All the accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings and in the
WSES-Press International Post-Conference Luxurious Editions.


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
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

See at:


From: Christopher Beattie <>
Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2000 19:10:44 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Faculty Position at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech Department of Mathematics


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.


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 (


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


Negotiable, depending on background and experience.


August, 2001 or as appropriate.


For full consideration, applications should be received by January 15,
2001. However, applications and nominations will be considered until the
position is filled.


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).


From: Peter Lancaster <>
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2000 13:24:17 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Positions at University of Calgary


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 (, 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

For further information see
or contact one of the proponents:

Dr. Peter Lancaster, (
Department of Mathematics and Statisitics,
University of Calgary,
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada.

Dr. Wayne Eberly, (
Department of Computer Science,
University of Calgary,
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada.


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


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

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.


From: Elsevier <>
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

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

pp 225-263
PANN: Partial-wave analysis of nucleon-nucleon scattering in
wide-energy region
M. Matsuda, J. Nagata, H. Yoshino, Y. Yoshino

pp 264-288
PAPH: Partial-wave analysis of p -^3 He scattering
M. Matsuda, J. Nagata, H. Yoshino, Y. Yoshino


From: Hans Schneider <>
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

pp 49-74
On triality and automorphisms and derivations of composition algebras
A. Elduque

pp 75-89
Construction of the Jordan decomposition by means of Newton's method
D. Schmidt

pp 91-136
Interpolation theory in sectorial Stieltjes classes and explicit
system solutions
D. Alpay, E. Tsekanovskii

pp 137-164
Hankel matrices, positive functions and related questions
Y.V. Genin

pp 165-189
The eigenvalue problem for networks of beams
B. Dekoninck, S. Nicaise

pp 191-203
On the nonuniqueness of the factorization factors in the product
singular value decomposition
D. Chu, B. De Moor

pp 205

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

pp 25-38
Convexity properties of Tr[(a^*a)^n]
L.E. Mata-Lorenzo, L. Recht

pp 39-59
Identification of almost invariant aggregates in reversible nearly
uncoupled Markov chains
P. Deuflhard, W. Huisinga, A. Fischer, C. Schutte

pp 61-81
Some general techniques on linear preserver problems
A. Guterman, C.-K. Li, P. Semrl

pp 83-112
On the curvature of monotone metrics and a conjecture concerning the
Kubo-Mori metric
J. Dittmann

pp 113-123
Explicit factorization of the Vandermonde matrix
H. Oruc, G.M. Phillips

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

pp 139-144
The determinant of random power series matrices over finite fields
K.A.S. Abdel-Ghaffar

pp 145-154
Numerical ranges and matrix completions
D.W. Hadwin, K.J. Harrison, J.A. Ward

pp 155-173
Maximal orthogonality and pseudo-orthogonality with applications to
generalized inverses
M.Q. Rieck

pp 175-188
Characterization of joint spectral radius via trace
Q. Chen, X. Zhou

pp 189-196
The Ostrowski-Reich theorem for SOR iterations: extensions to the
rank deficient case
J.-Y. Yuan

pp 197-205
Two-dimensional Q-algebras
T. Nakazi

pp 209


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