NA Digest Saturday, June 5, 2004 Volume 04 : Issue 23

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From: Volker Schulz <>
Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2004 10:44:48 +0200
Subject: Conference in Germany on PDEs and Scientific Computing

Indo-German conference on PDE, Scientific Computing and Applications,
Trier, Sept. 8-10, 2004

Scientific Computing in the context of partial differential equations,
optimization and specific applications is a very active field of research,
both in Germany and in India - and, of course, also in other parts
of the world. This conference focusses on a bilateral exchange of
knowledge thus posssibly initiating future joint research activities.
Particular application areas are aerodynamics and environmental
engineering, where a high level of expertise will be present
at the conference. As can be seen from the list of invited speakers,
contributions from other countries and also from other fields
of Scientific Computing are highly welcome as well in this open conference.

The deadline for abstract submission is June 30, 2004.

More details and a web registration form can be obtained at

Best regards,
Volker Schulz


From: Xiaolin Li <>
Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2004 20:47:36 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Conference at Stony Brook Honoring James Glimm

Second announcement for
Conference on Analysis, Modeling and Computation of PDE
and Multiphase Flow
Stony Brook University, August 3-5, 2004

In honor of James Glimm's 70th Birthday

This conference will be held at the beautiful Stony Brook University
Charlse B. Wang Center:

The conference will bring scientists and mathematicians
from the interdisciplinary fields of PDE and multiphase flow.
The theme of the conference includes analysis, modeling and
computation of hyperbolic and elliptic PDE and application to the
multiphase flow problem. The invited speakers include senior as well as
young and active researchers for a communication of their new discoveries.
We hold this academic convention in celebration of James Glimm's 70th
birthday and for his contribution to the field.

There will also be an organized sight-seeing during the conference.

Speakers include (invited and contributed):

Constantine Dafermos (Brown University)
Joel Smoller (University of Michigan)
Mary Wheeler (University of Texas Austin)
Tai-Ping Liu (Stanford University)
Alexander Chorin (UC Berkeley)
Phil Colella (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
Barbara Keyfitz (University of Houston)
David Keyes (Columbia University)
David Brown (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
Gretar Tryggvason (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
Chiwang Shu (Brown University)
Gui-Qiang Chen (Northwestern University)
Bruce Pitman (SUNY at Buffalo)
James Sethian (UC Berkeley)
Suncica Canic (University of Houston)
Dan Marchesin (Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Brazil)
Carl Gardner (Arizona State University)
John W. Grove (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Blake Temple (University of California at Davis)
Alberto Bressan (Penn State University)
Kevin Zumbrun (Indiana University)
Robin Young (University of Massachusetts)
Snezha Abarzhi (Stanford University)
Yingjie Liu (Georgia Tech)
Yanni Zeng (University of Alabama Brimingham)
Marc Laforest (Colorado State University)
Roman Samulyak (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
Fred Furtado (University of Wyoming)
JeeYeon N. Plohr (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Cindy Zoldi (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Zhangxin Chen (Southern Methodist University)
Tong Li (University of Iowa)
Alex Povitsky (University of Akron)
Michael Sever (Italy)
Nataniel Greene (Stony Brook University)
Alexander Kurganov (University of Tulane)
Alina Chertock (North Carolina State University)

Organizing Committee:

Co-Chair: Xiaolin Li (SUNY at Stony Brook)
Co-Chair: Gretar Tryggvason (WPI)
John Grove (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Conference coordinators:

Pamela Wolfskill (SUNY at Stony Brook)
Yan Yu (SUNY at Stony Brook)

Scientific Committee:

Gretar Tryggvason (WPI)
Xiaolin Li (SUNY at Stony Brook)
John W. Grove (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
David H. Sharp (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
David Keyes (Columbia University)
Gui-Qiang Chen (Northwestern University)

Papers are invited for short contributed talks or poster
presentations. We particularly encourage graduate students and
postdocs to present their paper in the poster session.

Please refer to the webpage:

for detailed information of the conference.

We have been promised financial support from US DOE and
Stony Brook Vice President of Research. We also have another NSF
proposal pending. At this time we are able to provide limited support
for local lodging expenses in the air-conditioned Stony Brook
student dormitry. While registering for the conference, please
indicate that you would like to apply for lodging in campus.
We plan to give 50 people such support.


From: Mario Bebendorf <>
Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2004 11:48:05 +0200
Subject: GAMM-Seminar Leipzig on Robust Fast Solvers

21st GAMM-Seminar Leipzig on
Robust Fast Solvers
January 26-28, 2005.

Wolfgang Hackbusch (MPI Leipzig)
Mario Bebendorf (Univ. Leipzig)

Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany.

The first fifteen GAMM-Seminars were held in 1984, 1986-1999 at
the Christian-Albrechts-University to Kiel under the title
Annual GAMM-Seminar Kiel.
Since 2000, the GAMM Seminars have taken place at the
Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences in Leipzig,
Germany, under the title Annual GAMM Seminar Leipzig.

For more information please visit our website


From: Janos Pinter <>
Date: Fri, 04 Jun 2004 18:47:12 -0300
Subject: Symposium in Banf on Mathematica

Dear Colleagues,

The 6th International Mathematica Symposium (IMS 2004) is an interdisciplinary conference for users of
Mathematica ( in a wide variety of disciplines such as
Applied and Pure Mathematics, Natural and Life Sciences, Social Sciences
and Law, Engineering, Graphics and Design, Arts and Music, Education, and
Applications in Industry.

IMS 2004 will be held at the Banff Centre of Arts in beautiful Banff,
Alberta, Canada, from August 1 to August 6, 2004 with optional pre- and
post-conference training sessions.

One of the training sessions is devoted to 'Nonlinear Optimization in
Mathematica', presented by Frank Kampas; with contributions by Janos
Pinter. For details, see

Feel free to contact Frank or myself for details regarding this workshop;
more general - conference related - questions should be directed to the

Best regards,


From: S. S. Ravindran <>
Date: Sat, 29 May 2004 13:00:06 -0500
Subject: Faculty Position at University of Alabama in Huntsville

University of Alabama in Huntsville
Department of Mathematical Sciences

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Alabama
in Huntsville invites applications for a tenure track position at the
rank of assistant professor, beginning spring semester 2005 or fall
semester 2005. In exceptional cases, more advanced appointments may
be considered. A Ph.D. degree in mathematics or applied mathematics is
required. Applicants must have a strong commitment to teaching and
show evidence of excellent teaching ability. Applicants should also show
evidence of outstanding research potential in an area that matches the
interests of the department. Preference will be given to applicants whose
research areas are probability/stochastic processes or numerical analysis.

Applicants should send a curriculum vita with the AMS standard cover
sheet, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (with at least one
letter addressing teaching) to

Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Alabama in Huntsville,
Huntsville, AL 35899.

For more information about the department, visit our web site at

To ensure full consideration, all materials should be received by
November 1, 2004. Late applications will be reviewed
until the position is closed. Women and minorities are encouraged to
apply. The University of Alabama in Huntsville is
an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution.


From: Per Lotstedt <>
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2004 15:54:11 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: Faculty Position at Uppsala University

Professor in numerical analysis in Uppsala

A position as full professor in numerical analysis is available at
the Division of Scientific Computing, Department of Information
Technology at Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. The
announcement in English is found at

Last date for application is August 26, 2004.

Best regards,
Per Lotstedt


From: Scott Wells <>
Date: Sat, 29 May 2004 12:56:17 -0400
Subject: Research Positions University of Tennessee

The Innovative Computing Laboratory (ICL) at the University of Tennessee
has research positions available for heterogeneous distributed computing
and numerical linear algebra software. For detailed position
descriptions, contact information, and to submit vitae, please visit


From: Iain Duff <>
Date: Sat, 5 Jun 2004 10:55:15 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at CERFACS


A post-doc position is open in the Parallel Algorithms
Project led by Iain Duff at CERFACS in Toulouse, France.
We are looking for candidates at post-doc level with interest,
motivation and background in both numerical analysis and numerical
computing. Experience in high performance computing and mathematics
(with publications) is required.

The candidates will work on one of the following topics:
- sparse linear solvers for large linear systems
(direct/iterative/hybrid solvers, including multigrid)
- optimization - data assimilation

The deadline for submitting the applications is: August 31st 2004.
The position is available from October 1st 2004.

A successful candidate could start at any time after selection.

For detailed information about the Parallel Algorithms Project at CERFACS
URL address :
For more information about Toulouse, the city where CERFACS is located
URL address :
For information on the application procedure
URL address :

Please send your application by email to and


From: L. Rebollo-Neira <>
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2004 23:15:22 +0100
Subject: PhD Studentships at Aston University

at Aston University, Birmingham, UK, is inviting applications to a number of
PhD studentships across its research areas.

Full Studentships are open to EU students.Partial support for overseas
students is also possible.

In particular, graduated or about to graduate students in mathematics,
theoretical physics or related disciplines,
who could be interested in pursuing a
PhD in mathematical aspects of signal processing,
involving numerical analysis and time-frequency / time scale-techniques,
are welcome to contact

Laura Rebollo-Neira

for further details on the proposed projects in the area.
Alternatively, a list of different project areas can be found at:

For further information on any of those projects please contact

Vicky Bond


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