NA Digest Sunday, January 20, 2002 Volume 02 : Issue 03

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From: Tony Chan <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 16:17:11 -0800
Subject: Margaret Wright Wins AMS Distinguished Service Award

Margaret H. Wright of New York University received the 2002 AMS Award for
Distinguished Public Service. Presented every two years by the American
Mathematical Society, this award recognizes a research mathematician who has
made a distinguished contribution to the mathematics profession through
public service during the preceding five years. The prize was awarded on
Jan 7, 2002 at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego, California.

For a complete citation, see:


From: Julie Stern <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 00:08:41 -0500
Subject: Help with Inverse Laplace Transforms

Dear NA Readers,
We have very complicated inverse laplace transforms to solve. Does
anyone know of any solvers or of any experts who write these algorithms
that we may contact? Thanks for your help.

Julie Stern


From: Chaoqun Liu <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 18:51:51 -0600 (CST)
Subject: New Book, Direct Numerical Simulation and Large Eddy Simulation

New Book Published by Greyden Press in October 2001


Proceedings of the Third AFOSR International Conference on DNS/LES
University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas, USA
August 5-9, 2001

Chaoqun Liu, Leonidas Sakell, Thomas Beutner (Eds.)

This book is a collection of papers presented in the Third AFOSR
International conference on Direct Numerical Simulation and Large Eddy
Simulation (TAICDL), University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas,
USA, August 5-9, 2001. The conference attracted 104 participants from 15
countries and regions. The book includes 18 invited papers and 71
contributed papers which cover a broad range of topics related to DNS and
LES including the LES methodology and mathematical foundation, advanced
numerical methods, high-order schemes for shock capturing in particular,
DNS and LES applications toward understanding fundamental flow physics,
flow instability and transition, aeroacoustics, flow control, combustion,
complex flow and some real engineering applications, etc. A panel
discussion on the DNS/LES demands, capability, critical problems
validation, and future development is also documented. This book is
published by Greyden Press in December 2001.

For more information, check the TAICDL web page at


From: Ben Leimkuhler <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 15:55:03 +0000
Subject: Conference in England on Algorithms for the N-Body Problem

Invariant and Symmetry-Preserving Algorithms for N-Body Simulation
Leicester, April 25-26, 2002

This is a 2-day international meeting to unite researchers from
astronomy, mathematics and physics with shared interests in N-body
simulation to consider the most recent developments and future
directions in the theory of methods, algorithm construction, and modern
applications. The meeting is sponsored by the London Mathematical
Society. Additional support is being provided from the EPSRC (through
the Warwick Symposium on Mechanics and Symmetry) and the Centre for
Mathematical Modelling at the University of Leicester.

Algorithms for Coulombic N-body problems have many important
applications, such as few-body scattering, long term stability of
planetary systems, and stellar cluster evolution; similar methods are
used in other applications, such as to propagate spacecraft trajectories
and for classical and semi-classical atomic simulations. On the other
hand, there has been a steady output of research in recent years from
mathematicians studying geometric integrators and their properties.
There are also frequent and interesting overlaps between methods that
have been constructed for gravitational problems and those used in
molecular dynamics (e.g. multiple timestepping, fast multipole methods,
etc.) The purpose of this meeting is to facilitate exchange and
interaction between some of the most active practitioners in these areas
with the goal of building consensus on the outstanding algorithmic
issues for N-body simulation.

Topics to be discussed at this meeting include: geometric (symplectic,
reversible) integrators, multiple time-scale integrators (multiple
timestepping, mollified methods, reversible averaging), methods for
treating close approaches in Coulombic systems, symplectic correction
methods, adaptive geometric integrators, individual timestep methods,
backward error analysis of geometric integrators, and switching
methods. Connections to other related topics, such as Smoothed Particle
Hydrodynamics, which often includes a gravitational component, will also
be on the program.

Preliminary list of invited speakers: Sverre Aarseth (Institute of
Astronomy), Matthew Bate (Exeter), Begona Cano (Valladolid), Jason Frank
(CWI), Massimiliano Guzzo (Padua), Ernst Hairer (Geneva), Matthew Holman
(Harvard), Wang Koon (Caltech), Martin Lo (JPL), Christian Lubich
(Tuebingen), Rosemary Mardling (Monash), Seppo Mikkola (Turku), Ander
Murua (Basque Country), Reinout Quispel (LaTrobe), Sebastian Reich
(Imperial), Divakar Viswaneth (Michigan), Haruo Yoshida (Tokyo

There will be a poster session. There will also be a few openings for
contributed talks. Special funding has been reserved for UK research

The meeting is being organized by Ben Leimkuhler ( and
James Murray ( For more information, please see the
website, or contact
one of the organizers.


From: Stephen Vavasis <vavasis@CS.Cornell.EDU>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 16:02:57 -0500
Subject: FoCM Workshop on Numerical Linear Algebra


2002 Symposium on Foundations of Computational Mathematics
Workshop on Numerical Linear Algebra
August 8-10, 2002
Minneapolis, MN, USA

Conference website:

We would like to draw your attention to the Workshop on Numerical Linear
Algebra, August 8-10, 2002, to be held as part of the 2002 Symposium on
Foundations of Computational Mathematics in Minneapolis, MN, USA.

We invite members of the numerical analysis community to contribute
talks to the workshop. Talks should be in the general area of
numerical linear algebra. We are especially interested in the following

(1) fast algorithms and complexity results,
(2) sparse matrix computation,
(3) applications of numerical linear algebra to other branches of
computational mathematics

but talks in all topic areas are welcome.

For full consideration, please send your name, email address,
affiliation and talk title to either of the organizers by March 15,

Yours truly,
A. Edelman <> and
S. Vavasis <>
Workshop Organizers


From: Luis Almeida <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 14:09:52 +0000
Subject: European Meeting on Independent Component Analysis

European Meeting on Independent Component Analysis

The International Institute for Advanced Scientific Studies (IIASS),
The University of Salerno, and the European project BLISS (Blind
Source Separation and Applications) are organizing a 3-day ICA meeting
at the IIASS in Vietri Sul Mare, Italy, on February 21 to 23,
2002. The meeting is organized as a workshop / winter school in which
leading European researchers on Independent Component Analysis and
Blind Source Separation will give tutorial lectures. We invite
graduate students, researchers, and practitioners of ICA to attend the
meeting. It is also possible to submit a short paper. The registration
fee is 150 Euro, not including accommodation and travel expenses. The
number of attendees is limited and registrations will be accepted on a
first come, first served basis.

The invited speakers are:

L. Almeida, IST/INESC-ID, Portugal
S. Fiori, Perugia University, Italy
A. Harmelin, Fraunhofer Institut, Germany
C. Jutten, INPG, France
C. Morabito, Reggio Calabria University, Italy
K.-R. Muller, Fraunhofer Institut, Germany
E. Oja, HUT, Finland
F. Palmieri, Naples University, Italy
R. Parisi, Rome University, Italy
T. Pham, INPG, France
F. Silva, IST/INESC-ID, Portugal
R. Tagliaferri, Salerno University, Italy
H. Valpola, HUT, Finland
A. Ziehe, Fraunhofer Institut, Germany

For information about the titles of the talks, the programme,
registration, paper submission, travelling, etc. please consult the
Web page of the meeting: .

Prof. Maria Marinaro Prof. Erkki Oja


From: David Green <>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 00:42:36 UT
Subject: Conference in Tokyo on Complex Systems


Complex Systems (CS02)
Complexity with Agent-based Modelling

Location: Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan
Dates: September 10-12, 2002
Web sites:

We invite scientists who employ computational ideas and methods in
their research and teaching to join us for the Sixth International
Conference on Complex Systems (CS02).

Previous conferences in this series have been:

1992 Canberra, Australia
From Biology to Computation
1994 Rockhampton, Australia
Mechanisms of Adaptation
1996 Albury, Australia
From Local Interactions to Global Phenomena
1998 Sydney Australia
Complexity among the Ecos - From Ecology to Economics
2000 Dunedin, New Zealand
Applied Complexity, from Neural Nets to Managed Landscapes

Proceedings of the conference will be published in
the journal Complexity International


David G. Green
School of Environment and Information Sciences
Charles Sturt University


From: Todd Arbogast <>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 13:59:04 -0600
Subject: Conference in Austin Honoring Jim Douglas, Jr.


Current and Future Trends in Numerical PDE's:
Where is the field, and where is it going?

A conference in honor of the 75th Birthday of Professor Jim Douglas, Jr.,

Friday and Saturday, Feb 8-9, 2002

Texas Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics,
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA

The field of computational PDE's is undergoing several paradigm shifts
due to the advent of powerful computers. The goal of the conference
is to gather different communities working in computational PDEs and
expose participants to some of the main current trends in the field.
This meeting will challenge its participants to confront the many
aspects of the task of approximating the solutions of mathematically
sophisticated models, and it will expose them to some of the tools
developed in the different sub-communities of computational PDE's.

For more information and to register, please see the web page
(Note: A block of hotel rooms are held for reservation by Jan. 25)
or contact the organizing committee.

Confirmed Speakers
* Douglas N. Arnold, University of Minnesota
* Ivo Babuska, University of Illinous at Chicago
* Jerry L. Bona, University of Texas at Austin
* James H. Bramble, Texas A&M University
* Franco Brezzi, Universita di Pavia & Istituto di Analisi Numerica del C.N.R.
* Luis A. Caffarelli, University of Texas at Austin
* Craig C. Douglas, University of Kentucky and Yale University
* Thomas Yizhao Hou, California Institute of Technology
* Pierre-Louis Lions, University of Paris IX
* Mitchell B. Luskin, School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota
* Ricardo Nochetto, University of Maryland
* J. Tinsley Oden, University of Texas at Austin
* Chi-Wang Shu, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University
* Mary F. Wheeler, University of Texas at Austin
* Jinchao Xu, Pennslyvania State University

Scientific committee
* Douglas N. Arnold, University of Minnesota
* Franco Brezzi, Universita di Pavia & Istituto di Analisi Numerica del C.N.R.
* Luis A. Caffarelli, University of Texas at Austin
* Mitchell B. Luskin, University of Minnesota
* J. Tinsley Oden, University of Texas at Austin
* Mary F. Wheeler, University of Texas at Austin

Organizing committee
* Todd Arbogast <>, University of Texas at Austin
* Irene Gamba <">, University of Texas at Austin


From: ICCS Conference <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 15:18:48 +0100 (MET)
Subject: ICCS, Conference in Amsterdam on Computational Science

We cordially invite you to participate in The 2002 International
Conference on Computational Science (ICCS 2002), to be held in
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from April 21, 2002 till April 24, 2002.

After thorough reviews, we succeeded in compiling a very interesting and
high quality program with over 350 oral presentations in 26 conference
sessions and 19 workshops.

For your convenience a preliminary program is attached to this mail.

A more detailed program is available at the Conference Web site soon:

Pre-registration deadline is January 20, 2002.

We look forward to meeting you.

Thank you very much.

Peter Sloot
Jack Dongarra
Kenneth Tan


From: Svetoslav Markov <>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 15:20:46 +0100
Subject: Minisymposium in Bulgaria on Modelling and Computation

Dear Colleague,

We kindly invite you to attend the International
is organized by the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics
at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Department of
Biomathematics), the Union of Mathematicians in Bulgaria
(Section Biomathematics and Scientific Computations) and the
Bulg. Section of GAMM (GAMM-BG), in the frames of the Annual
Spring Conference of the Union of the Mathematicians
in Bulgaria (UMB). The 31st Spring Conference will take place
in Borovets, BULGARIA in the period 3--6 April, 2002
(the minisymposium will take place provisionally on the 4.4.2002).

More information about the UMB meeting can be found on:

The Minisymposium MMSC 2002 follows the
traditions of the MMSC'93, BIOMATH-95, RC&NA'99
and MMSC'01 conferences.

More information about the MMSC'02 meeting,
including registration form, is posted on:

The aim of MMSC'02 is to bring together specialists from
diverse areas of mathematics and computer science as well as
specialists in applications in natural sciences and engineering.
The program encourages wide range of discussions by all
participants on basic problems and future directions.

You are welcome to present a 30 min lecture on your recent
field of interest. If you send a Latex file of an extended abstract
of your lecture (six pages, according authors instructions)
before 10.02.2002, it may be accepted for publication
in the Proceedings of the Spring Conference of UMB.

The minisimpozium is dedicated to the 70th anniversary
of Prof. Blagovest Sendov who is a pioneer in the areas of
mathematical modelling in biology, interval analysis
and scientific computation in Bulgaria.

We are looking forward to see you in Borovets!

Yours sincerely,

M. Krastanov

S. Markov


From: Erricos Kontoghiorghes <>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 18:59:56 +0100
Subject: Workshop of the ERCIM Working Group

Second workshop of the ERCIM Working Group on
14-15 February, 2002, Rennes, France.

The next workshop of the ERCIM Working Group on "Matrix Computations
and Statistics" will take place the 14-15 February, 2002 in Rennes,
France. Special emphasis is given to the following topics (but not
limited to):

o Independent component analysis
o Regression
o Low rank approximation - Rank revealing QR factorizations

Those who are interested to give a talk should contact:
Bernard Philippe <>

Further information regarding the ERCIM WG and Workshop can be found

Erricos Kontoghiorghes


From: DD02 <>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 19:14:13 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Dynamics Days Europe 2002

Announcement and Call for Extended Abstracts

XXII. Dynamics Days Europe 2002
Heidelberg, Germany ---- July 15--19, 2002

Dynamics Days Europe is a major international conference with a long
tradition aimed at covering the entire field of dynamics and
nonlinearity. The XXIInd event in this tradition will take place in

Heidelberg, July 15-19, 2002

at the communication center of the German Cancer Research Center
on the campus of the University of Heidelberg.


The focus of the conference will be on new developments in modelling,
mathematical foundations, applications and experiments. The invited
sessions cover

Computational Physics Patterns and Waves
Dynamical Systems Nonlinear Quantum Effects
Engineering and Optimization Statistical Physics
Fluid Dynamics Stochastics and Applications
Life Sciences Structured Devices


W. Achtziger (U Erlangen) K. Mischaikow (Georgia Tech)
L. Arnold (U Bremen) M. Moeller (U Ulm)
G. Benettin (U Padova) S. Mueller (MPI Leipzig)
E. Brener (FZ Juelich) Z. Noszticzius (TU Budapest)
J. Eggers (U Essen) R. Phair (NIH Bethesda)
M. Eiswirth (FHI Berlin) H. A. Posch (U Vienna)
G. Falkovich (Weizmann) I. Procaccia (Weizmann)
T. Fukuda (Nagoya U) D. Quere (College de France)
E. D. Gilles (MPI Magdeburg) D. Ruelle (IHES Paris)
G. I. Goldburg (U Pittsburgh) K. Sacha (U Krakow)
M. Inagaki (Toyota CRDL) B. Sandstede (Ohio State)
W. Just (TU Chemnitz) B. Schmittmann (Virginia Tech)
Y. G. Kevrekidis (Princeton) H. Schomerus (MPI Dresden)
P. Kotelenez (CWRU Cleveland) C. Schuette (TU Berlin)
G. Leuchs (U Erlangen) A. K. Sood (IISC Bangalore)
M. Marek (ICT Prague) A. Stevens (MPI Leipzig)
H. Matano (U Tokyo) P. Tabeling (ENS Paris)
P. Mendes (Virginia Tech) L.-S. Young (CIMS New York)
A. Mielke (U Stuttgart) J. Zhang (CIMS New York)
A. S. Mikhailov (FHI Berlin)


deadline for abstracts March 31, 2002
notification of acceptance May 1, 2002
deadline for registration May 15, 2002
reservation of accommodation recommended in the course of April

Participants are invited to contribute their recent results in all
areas of nonlinear dynamics. Based on a refereeing of extended
abstracts (two pages) a limited number of contributions will be
selected for oral presentation. By late February details on electronic
registration, submission of extended abstracts and booking of
accommodation can be accessed at the conference home page

Contributed talks will be scheduled in parallel sessions with two talks at a
time. Posters are on display during the whole confernce, in addition
to special poster sessions. Reviving an old tradition of Dynamics Days
there will be awards for the best poster presentations.

ORGANIZERS: Jens Starke (U Heidelberg)
Juergen Vollmer (MPI Mainz)
SCIENTIFIC HOST: Roland Eils (German Cancer Research Center)
SPONSORS: Sonderforschungsbereich 359
German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg
Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz


From: Assn. for Women in Math. <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 23:16:40 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Women in Mathematics Workshop at SIAM Annual Meeting

(Since Jan. 21, 2002 is a federal holiday, the deadline has been rolled to
Tues., Jan. 22, 2002. Any questions, contact AWM at

Application DEADLINE for the AWM Workshop
for WOMEN Graduate Students and Recent Ph.D.'s
[held in conjunction with the 2002 Society for Industrial and Applied
Mathematics (SIAM) Annual Meeting]

at the

Philadelphia Marriott Hotel
Philadelphia, PA

July 8 - 12, 2002


January 21, 2002

Applicants who meet eligibility requirements and are selected to
participant in the AWM Workshop will received reimbursement for FULL
transportation costs, registration cost to the SIAM Annual Meeting and 2
days subsistence for meals and lodging.


supported by the
Air Force Office of Scientific Research,
Office of Naval Research and
the Association for Women in Mathematics

Over the past thirteen years, the Association for Women in Mathematics has
held a series of workshops for women graduate students and recent Ph.D.'s
(referred to as "postdocs" below) in conjunction with major mathematics

WHEN: An AWM WORKSHOP is scheduled to be held July 8 - 10, 2002, with an
introductory dinner. This workshop is held in conjunction with the 50th
Anniversary of Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and
the SIAM Annual Meeting (July 8 - 12, 2002) at the Philadelphia Marriott
Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

FORMAT: The workshop will consist of a poster session by graduate
students and two - three minisymposia featuring selected postdocs, plus an
informational minisymposium directed at starting a career. The graduate
student poster sessions will include all areas of research but each
postdoc minisymposium will have a definite focus, and will be selected
from the research areas of Mathematical Biology, Modeling, Control,
Optimization, Scientific Computing, and PDEs and Applications. AWM will
offer funding for travel and two days subsistence for up to 20
participants. Departments are urged to help graduate students and
postdocs obtain some supplementary institutional support to attend the
Workshop and the associated meeting. All mathematicians (female and
male) are invited to attend the entire program.

DISCUSSION GROUP LEADERS: We also seek volunteers to lead discussion
groups and to act as mentors for workshop participants. If you are
interested in volunteering, please contact the AWM office.

ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for selection and funding, GRADUATE STUDENTS
must have begun work on a thesis problem. Applications should include
1) a cover letter, 2) a summary of their work (one-two pages), 3) a title
of the proposed poster, 4) a curriculum vitae, and 5) a supporting letter
of recommendation from a faculty member or research mathematician who
knows their research. Applications from "POSTDOC" should include 1) a
cover letter, 2) a title and abstract (75 words or less) of the talk (to
be given if accepted), 3) a summary of their work (one-two pages), 4) a
curriculum vitae, and 5) Recommended not required, a supporting letter of
recommendation from a faculty member or research mathematician who knows
their research. Additional letters of support are encouraged. The word
"POSTDOC" refers to any mathematician who has received her Ph.D. within
approximately the last five years; whether or not she currently holds a
postdoctoral or other academic or non-academic position. All
non-U.S. citizens applicants must have a current U.S. address. All
selected and funded participants are invited and strongly encouraged to
attend the full AWM two-day program. Those individuals selected will be
notified by the AWM Office and will need to submit a title and abstract
(75 words or less) with name, affiliation, address, etc. by mid-February
to SIAM for the meeting program; AWM will provide instructions when
notified. For some advice on the application process from some of the
conference organizers see the AWM web site.

Send FIVE complete copies of the application materials (including the
cover letter) to:

Workshop Selection Committee
Association for Women in Mathematics
4114 Computer & Space Sciences Building, University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland 20742-2461

ANY QUESTIONS? PHONE: 301-405-7892

(Applications via e-mail or fax are NOT acceptable. Deadline is the
received date NOT the postmarked date)



From: Helga Weiss <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 13:49:41 +0100
Subject: Stellenausschreibung am TU-Muenchen


Am Zentrum Mathematik der TU-Muenchen

ist baldmoeglichst die Stelle

einer/eines Wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin/Mitarbeiter

zu besetzen.

Die Stelle ist befristet auf drei Jahre, die Verguetung erfolgt nach
BAT IIa. Bei Bewaehrung ist Verlaengerung um weitere zwei Jahre
moeglich. Die Stelle ist zur Haelfte der Rechnerbetriebsgruppe
des Zentrums Mathematik, zur Haelfte dem Bereich Stochastik/Statistik

Gesucht wird ein/eine Mitarbeiter/Mitarbeiterin, der/die die
Rechnerbetriebsgruppe des Zentrums Mathematik insbesondere bei der
Betreuung der im Bereich Stochastik/Statistik eingesetzten
Rechnerumgebung (Hardware und Software) unterstuetzt.

Erwartet werden nachweisbar gute Kenntnisse im Bereich der
Konfiguration und Systemverwaltung von Sun-Solaris basierten
Systemen und zumindest sehr gute Anwenderkenntnisse im Bereich
PC-basierter Arbeitsplatzrechner (Windows NT/2000) mit Standardsoftware.

Erwuenscht sind ausserdem Erfahrungen im rechnergestuetzten Arbeiten,
insbesondere mit statistischen Softwareprogrammen wie SAS oder Splus.

Voraussetzung ist ein abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium (vorzugsweise
Es besteht die Moeglichkeit zur Promotion resp. Habilitation.

Die Technische Universitaet Muenchen strebt die Erhoehung des Anteils
von Frauen in Forschung und Lehre an und bittet deshalb
Wissenschaftlerinnen nachdruecklich um ihre Bewerbung.

Es wird darauf hingewiesen, dass die Bewerbung geeigneter
Schwerbehinderter erwuenscht ist.

Bewerbungen senden Sie bitte mit den ueblichen Unterlagen bis zum
10. Februar 2002 an

Prof. Dr. Claudia Kl"uppelberg
Lehrstuhl fuer Mathematische Statistik
Zentrum Mathematik
Technische Universitaet Muenchen
D-89290 Muenchen

089/289 28211

oder per email an


From: Mario Bebendorf <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 12:15:43 +0100
Subject: Research Positions at Max-Planck-Institute

PhD and Postdoc Positions
Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences at Leipzig

The Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences at Leipzig
(Germany) invites applications for PhD and PostDoc positions.

We are looking for researchers who have a background in numerical mathematics.
Preference will be given to candidates with advanced programming skills
interested in working on applications and/or algorithms.

For more information on the actual subjects and on the application procedure
see the website

Applications and further inquiries should be directed to:

Prof. Dr. W. Hackbusch (
Division of Scientific Computing
Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Inselstr. 22-26
04103 Leipzig, Germany


From: Einar_Ronquist <>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 14:12:02 +0100
Subject: PhD Scholarship at Norwegian University of Science and Technology

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the Norwegian University
of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway, announces
a new PhD Scolarship within the area of computational mathematics.
Funding is granted by the Norwegian Research Council over a period
of 3 years. NTNU can offer up to one year extension of the scholarship
in return for teaching assistance.

The successful applicant will work on numerical solution of partial
differential equations. An important aspect of the work is to develop
and analyse methods for simulating flow in geometries with many
bifurcations or branches, something which, for example, is relevant
for simulating blood flow. The work will require both numerical
analysis and software development. Cooperation with international
researchers is planned.

The application deadline is March 1, 2002.
Questions regarding the opening can be directed to:
Einar Ronquist:
More information about the project, as well as the
complete job announcement, can be found on the project home page:


From: Thomas Hogan <>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 18:07:45 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Contents, Journal of Approximation Theory

Table of Contents: J. Approx. Theory, Volume 113, Number 1, November 2001

Brahim Benouahmane and Annie Cuyt
Properties of multivariate homogeneous orthogonal polynomials

S. B. Dameline, H. S. Jung, and K. H. Kwon
Convergence of Hermite and Hermite-Fej\'{e}r interpolation of higher
order for freud weights

Emmanuel J. Cand\`{e}s and David L. Donoho
Curvelets and curvilinear integrals

S. Fridli
Hardy spaces generated by an integrability condition

George Kyriazis
Non-linear approximation and interpolation spaces

A. J. Duran and E. B. Saff
Zero location for nonstandard orthogonal polynomials

A. B. J. Kuijlars and S. Serra Capizzano
Asymptotic zero distribution of orthogonal polynomials with
discontinuously varying recurrence coefficients

Derek J. Daniel
Orthogonal representation of Weber's function using Hermite polynomials

Table of Contents: J. Approx. Theory, Volume 114, Number 1, January 2002

Frans Kuijt and Ruud van Damme
Shape preserving interpolatory subdivision schemes for nonuniform data

Shunsheng Guo, Hongzhi Tong, and Gengsheng Zhang
Stechkin-Marchaud-type inequalities for Baskakov polynomials

Du Jinyuan and Liu Hua
On convergence of interpolation to analytic functions

J. M. Borwein, M. Jim\'{e}nez-Sevilla, and J. P. Moreno
Antiproximinal norms in Banach spaces

F. J. Narcowich, R. Schaback, and J. D. Ward
Approximation in Sobolev spaces by kernel expansions

P. D\"{o}rfler
Asymptotics of the best constant in a certain Markov-type inequality

Daniel Wulbert
Best approximation by the inverse of a monotone polynomial and the
location problem

W. G. M. Groenevelt
Zeros of Sobolev orthogonal polynomials of Gegenbauer type


M. Finzel
On a discrete Kolmogorov criterion


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