- Today's Editor:
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- Sandia National Labs
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- DOE ASCR Applied Math / CS Funding Opportunity
- Webcast: ICES/TACC Distinguished Lecture on Petascale Simulation
- Release of Overture v23, software for overlapping grids
- New Book, Linear Algebra: Challenging Problems for Students
- Scientific Computing & Differential Eqns, Geneva, Jun 2009
- hp-Workshop on Implementation Aspects, Berlin, Jul 2009
- CEM'09 Computational Electromagnetics Workshop, Turkey, Jul 2009
- Travel Awards for Intl Symposium on Math Programming (ISMP), Aug 2009
- Professor of High Performance and Distributed Computing
- Three open PhD/postdoc positions at TU Braunschweig
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From: Osni Marques <oamarques@ascr.doe.gov>

Date: Thu, 07 May 2009 11:03:27 -0400

**Subject: DOE ASCR Applied Math / CS Funding Opportunity**

The Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) of the

Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), hereby invites

applications for applied mathematics - computer science research

institutes. For the purposes of this announcement, a research institute

is a unified management structure to address key challenges where

collaborative research in applied mathematics and computer science

efforts are required to bridge the gap between large complex scientific

applications software and next-generation hardware.

For more information, please see

http://www.sc.doe.gov/grants/FAPN09-22.html (universities)

http://www.sc.doe.gov/grants/LAB09_22.html (labs)

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From: Omar Ghattas <omar@ices.utexas.edu>

Date: Sat, 9 May 2009 14:40:52 -0400

**Subject: Webcast: ICES/TACC Distinguished Lecture on Petascale Simulation **

The following webcast should be of interest to many NA Digest readers:

Distinguished Lecture Series on Petascale Simulation

Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES)

Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)

The University of Texas at Austin

Title: Cyberinfrastructure and Computational Science for Research and Education

Speaker: Dr. Edward Seidel, U.S. National Science Foundation

Date: Friday, May 15, 2009

Time: 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time (UTC -5 hours)

Live Webcast: http://www.tacc.utexas.edu/petascale

Note: viewing the webcast requires installing a browser plug-in, which shouldn't take more than a

minute to do. Please see the website above for instructions. Webcasts of previous lectures in this series

are archived on the website.

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From: Bill Henshaw <henshaw@llnl.gov>

Date: Mon, 04 May 2009 10:05:16 -0700

**Subject: Release of Overture v23, software for overlapping grids**

Announcing the release of Overture version 23. Overture is a C++ framework for

the solution of partial differential equations on composite overlapping grids.

Main features:

- provides a high level C++ interface for rapid prototyping of PDE solvers.

- built upon optimized C and fortran kernels.

- provides a library of finite-difference operators: conservative and non-conservative,

2nd, 4th, 6th and 8th order accurate approximations.

- support for moving grids.

- support for block structured adaptive mesh refinement (AMR).

- extensive grid generation capabilities (analytic, algebraic, hyperbolic, elliptic, overlapping).

- CAD fixup tools (for CAD from IGES files).

- interactive graphics and data base support (using HDF5).

- command scripts with embedded perl commands.

Also available are the CG (composite grid) suite of PDE solvers (built using Overture):

- cgad: advection diffusion

- cgcns: compressible Navier-Stokes, reactive Euler equations.

- cgins: incompressible Navier-Stokes with heat transfer.

- cgmx: time domain Maxwell's equations solver.

- cgmp: multi-domain, multi-physics solver (e.g. conjugate heat transfer)

Overture and CG are freely available at www.llnl.gov/casc/Overture.

Best regards,

Bill Henshaw.

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From: Fuzhen Zhang <zhang@nova.edu>

Date: Thu, 07 May 2009 09:57:58 -0400

**Subject: New Book, Linear Algebra: Challenging Problems for Students**

Linear Algebra

Challenging Problems for Students

second edition, April 2009

Fuzhen Zhang

The Johns Hopkins University Press

Linear algebra is a prerequisite for students majoring in mathematics and is

required of many undergraduate and first-year graduate students in

statistics, engineering, and related areas. This fully updated and revised

text defines the discipline's main terms, explains its key theorems, and

provides over 425 example problems ranging from the elementary to some that

may baffle even the most seasoned mathematicians. Vital concepts are

highlighted at the beginning of each chapter and a final section contains

hints for solving the problems as well as solutions to each example.

Based on Fuzhen Zhang's experience teaching and researching algebra over the

past two decades, Linear Algebra is the perfect examination study tool.

Students in beginning and seminar-type advanced linear algebra classes and

those seeking to brush up on the topic will find Zhang's plain discussions

of the subject's theories refreshing and the problems diverse, interesting,

and challenging.

The book Linear Algebra: Challenging Problems for Students, 2nd edition, has

been just published and released by the Johns Hopkins University Press

(www.press.jhu.edu, 1-800-537-5487). The paperback one (ISBN 9780801891267)

is $25 and the hardcover (ISBN 9780801891250) is $69.95.

Readers receive 20% discount with code NAF when ordering.

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From: Martin Gander <Martin.Gander@unige.ch>

Date: Sat, 9 May 2009 13:45:51 -0400

**Subject: Scientific Computing & Differential Eqns, Geneva, Jun 2009**

Conference on Scientific Computing and Differential Equations

Geneva, June 17-20, 2009

celebrating Ernst Hairer's 60th birthday

Keynote speakers:

Assyr Abdulle, Uri Ascher, Michel Crouzeix, Nicola Guglielmi, Martin

Hairer, Des Higham, Marlis Hochbruck, Arieh Iserles, Laurent Jay,

Chus Sanz-Serna, Gustaf Söderlind, Antonella Zanna

Minisymposia:

Hopf Algebras in the Numerical Analysis of ODEs (P. Chartier, A. Murua)

Discontinuous Differential Equations (A. Bellen)

Innovative Time Integrators for Fluid Flow Problems (O. Knoth, J. Wensch)

Geometric Integration of PDEs (D. Cohen)

Control of Ordinary Differential Equations (M. Chyba, J. Gergaud)

IMEX (IMplicit-EXplicit) Runge-Kutta Schemes (S. Boscarino)

Splitting Methods for Stiff and Nonstiff Problems (S. Descombes, M. Massot)

Parallel methods for solving ODEs (D. Tromeur-Dervout)

There will also be contributed talks (25 minutes + 5 minutes for

questions), and a poster session.

This is a conference without registration fees: please register on the web at

http://www.unige.ch/math/hairer60/

as soon as possible, but no later than May 17th 2009, if you want your

abstract to appear in the book of abstracts. There is a list of hotels

on the web page, please book early, since there is a music festival at

the same time in Geneva, and mention Hairer60 to get the conference rate.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Geneva

Martin Gander, Christian Lubich and Gerhard Wanner

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From: Gunar Matthies <matthies@mathematik.uni-kassel.de>

Date: Wed, 6 May 2009 05:00:48 -0400

**Subject: hp-Workshop on Implementation Aspects, Berlin, Jul 2009**

Berlin hp-Workshop on Implementation Aspects

Berlin, July 28-30, 2009

http://www.math.hu-berlin.de/~bhp09

MAIN TOPICS

- Choice of base functions

- Constrained approximation

- Numerical quadrature

- Solution methods

INVITED SPEAKERS

- Leszek F. Demkowicz (ICES, Austin, Texas, USA)

- Waldemar Rachowicz (ICES, Austin, Texas, USA)

- Joachim Schoeberl (RWTH-Aachen, Aachen, Germany)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

A. Schroeder, G. Matthies, C. Carstensen

IMPORTANT DATES

- May 31, 2009 - Registration for participants wishing to give a talk

(abstract required).

- June 15, 2009 - Registration for participants without talk.

- October 31, 2009 - Submission of workshop proceedings.

The workshop will be held in Berlin-Adlershof.

We kindly ask all participants to register on the workshop web-page

http://www.math.hu-berlin.de/~bhp09/registration.php

The workshop fee is 100 Euro.

A list of hotels near to the workshop location can be found on the

workshop web-page

http://www.math.hu-berlin.de/~bhp09/location.php

If you have any questions or comments, do not hesitate to contact us.

bhp09@math.hu-berlin.de

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From: "Levent Gurel" <lgurel@ee.bilkent.edu.tr>

Date: Wed, 6 May 2009 01:50:32 +0300

**Subject: CEM'09 Computational Electromagnetics Workshop, Turkey, Jul 2009**

CEM'09 Computational Electromagnetics Workshop

Izmir, Turkey

July 20-23, 2009

Following the success of CEM'07, Bilkent University Computational

Electromagnetics Research Center (BiLCEM) is organizing the Second

Computational Electromagnetics Workshop on July 20-23, 2009, in Izmir,

Turkey. We sincerely hope that you will be able to join a group of experts

to discuss the recent progress in the area of computational

electromagnetics. Please post and distribute among your colleagues.

Details of the workshop, such as travel, hotel, and social program, are

available at the following web link:

http://www.cem.bilkent.edu.tr/CEM09.html

If you have any questions about the workshop, please do not hesitate to

contact bilcem@bilkent.edu.tr

Important Dates

May 18, 2009: Submission of one-page abstracts

May 28, 2009: Notification of acceptance

June 10, 2009: Registration deadline

June 29, 2009: Submission of summaries

CEM'09 Computational Electromagnetics Workshop:

http://www.cem.bilkent.edu.tr/CEM09.html

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From: Stephen Wright <swright@cs.wisc.edu>

Date: Mon, 4 May 2009 14:44:59 -0400

**Subject: Travel Awards for Intl Symposium on Math Programming (ISMP), Aug 2009**

Subject to funding of a pending proposal at NSF (which is expected),

we are able to offer support for attendance at ISMP to selected

graduate students, postdoctoral associates, and faculty members who

received their Ph.D. since May 2006. Applicants must be US citizens or

permanent residents and must be at US institutions. Preference will be

given to applicants who are presenting a talk. Residents of the

Chicago metropolitan area are not eligible.

Reimbursements will be provided for accommodation, airfare and other

transportation expenses, and meals after the conference. The total amount

of each claim will be limited to $800.

The successful applicants will be chosen by a committee, taking into

account a desire for diversity of individuals and institutions. Women

and minority candidates are encouraged to apply and to

self-identify. Decisions of the committee are final. Notification of

winners will take place during the week of 5/25/09.

Please go to http://www.ismp2009.org/news-updates.html to download an

application form, and send the completed application to

ismp.travel.awards@gmail.com by 5/22/09, together with a current

CV. If you are a student or postdoctoral associate, please ask your

adviser to send an email to this address containing verification of

your status.

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From: "Prof. N.S. Scott" <ns.scott@qub.ac.uk>

Date: Tue, 05 May 2009 18:13:47 +0100

**Subject: Professor of High Performance and Distributed Computing**

Professor of High Performance and Distributed Computing (HPDC)

Ref: 09/100934

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Further details can be found at

http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/QUBJobVacancies/JobDetails/

?vac_no=09/100934&ref=09/10093

The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

wishes to appoint a professor to augment, and provide leadership in, its

research and teaching activities in the area of High Performance and

Distributed Computing (HPDC). A lectureship associated with the

development of HPDC will be advertised following the appointment of the

Chair.

The School, which incorporates the Institute for Electronics,

Communications and Information Technologies (ECIT), has over 60 academic

staff delivering higher level education to undergraduate and

postgraduate students in Electronics, Electrical Engineering and

Computer Science. Its research spans nine research clusters, one of

which is HPDC. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise 60% of its

research was confirmed as internationally excellent and world-leading.

The successful applicant will have an established international

reputation in high performance and/or distributed computing research as

evidenced by a distinguished record of research publications and

sustained record of research grant income. The individual will be able

to demonstrate evidence of high quality lecturing and will have

experience of leading and mentoring postdoctoral researchers and

supervising postgraduate research students. A clear vision on future

research and development plans and how they will benefit the Cluster and

School is essential. Applicants with a research interest in emerging

technologies such as many-core, Cell, GPU, FPGA and cloud computing are

encouraged to apply.

Additional criteria are available in the further particulars for the post.

Informal Enquires may be made to: Dr Peter Milligan Email:

p.milligan@qub.ac.uk, Tel: +44 (0) 2890 975469.

Salary will be internationally competitive in accordance with

appropriate professorial ranges as applied within the University.

Closing date: 4.00 pm, Friday 29th May 2009.

Anticipated interview date: 26th June 2009.

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From: Axel Mittendorf <a.mittendorf@tu-bs.de>

Date: Mon, 4 May 2009 13:34:15 -0400

**Subject: Three open PhD/postdoc positions at TU Braunschweig**

The Institute of Solid Mechanics invites applications for three PhD or

postdoc positions. German language skills are not required.

The first project is in the field of high performance materials. The

task is the finite element simulation of coated drilling equipment to

determine the mechanical and thermal stress during the drilling process.

The second project (Teilprojekt 3) is a part of the project DFG PAK 343

(simulation quasi static / dynamic forming processes for aluminum alloys

and steel). Its goal is the development of new moduls for the realistic and

numerical robust simulation of the processes.

The goal of the third project is the development of an efficient

three-dimensional model for the mathematical description and simulation

of the physiological behaviour of skeletal muscles. The research will

involve experimental, theoretical and computational mechanics.

Please visit our website http://www.tu-bs.de/fm for details and contact

information.

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From: AAMM <aamm@global-sci.org>

Date: Mon, 4 May 2009 14:37:06 +0800 (HKT)

**Subject: Contents, Advances in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics 2(1):2009**

Advances in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (AAMM)

Issue 2 Volume 1 (2009)

http://www.global-sci.org/aamm/volumes/v1n2/

This issue can be freely viewed and downloaded.

Editorial Board.

Adv. Appl. Math. Mech., No. 2, 1 (2009).

http://www.global-sci.org/aamm/volumes/editorial/editorial_v1n2.pdf

D. Valdez-Jasso, H.T. Banks, M.A. Haider, D. Bia, Y. Zocalo, R.L.

Armentano and M.S. Olufsen

Viscoelastic Models for Passive Arterial Wall Dynamics

Adv. Appl. Math. Mech., 1 (2009), pp. 151-165.

http://www.global-sci.org/aamm/volumes/v1n2/pdf/12-151.pdf

H.A. Friis, S. Evje and T. Flatten

A Numerical Study of Characteristic Slow-Transient Behavior of a

Compressible 2D Gas-Liquid Two-Fluid Model.

Adv. Appl. Math. Mech., 1 (2009), pp. 166-200.

http://www.global-sci.org/aamm/volumes/v1n2/pdf/12-166.pdf

T. Vejchodsky and P. Solin

Discrete Maximum Principle for Poisson Equation with Mixed Boundary

Conditions Solved by hp-FEM.

Adv. Appl. Math. Mech., 1 (2009), pp. 201-214.

http://www.global-sci.org/aamm/volumes/v1n2/pdf/12-201.pdf

C.M. Fan, C.S. Chen and J. Monroe

The Method of Fundamental Solutions for Solving Convection-Diffusion

Equations with Variable Coefficients.

Adv. Appl. Math. Mech., 1 (2009), pp. 215-230.

http://www.global-sci.org/aamm/volumes/v1n2/pdf/12-215.pdf

J. Yao, Y. Yao, P.J. Mason and M.K. Patel

Numerical Simulation of Heat Transfer in Rectangular Microchannel.

Adv. Appl. Math. Mech., 1 (2009), pp. 231-241.

http://www.global-sci.org/aamm/volumes/v1n2/pdf/12-231.pdf

Z. Lu and Y. Chen

A Posteriori Error Estimates of Triangular Mixed Finite Element Methods

for Semilinear Optimal Control Problems.

Adv. Appl. Math. Mech., 1 (2009), pp. 242-256.

http://www.global-sci.org/aamm/volumes/v1n2/pdf/12-242.pdf

F. Bernal and Gail Gutierrez

Solving Delay Differential Equations through RBF Collocation.

Adv. Appl. Math. Mech., 1 (2009), pp. 257-272.

http://www.global-sci.org/aamm/volumes/v1n2/pdf/12-257.pdf

Z. Ge, Y. He and L. Song

An Inf-Sup Stabilized Finite Element Method by Multiscale Functions for

the Stokes Equations.

Adv. Appl. Math. Mech., 1 (2009), pp. 273-287.

http://www.global-sci.org/aamm/volumes/v1n2/pdf/12-273.pdf

M.-C. Lai, C.-W. Hsu and H. Huang

A Front-Tracking Method for Motion by Mean Curvature with Surfactant.

Adv. Appl. Math. Mech., 1 (2009), pp. 288-300.

http://www.global-sci.org/aamm/volumes/v1n2/pdf/12-288.pdf

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From: jfocm@orie.cornell.edu

Date: Thu, 7 May 2009 15:18:42 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Contents, Foundations of Computational Mathematics 9(3):June 2009**

Foundations of Computational Mathematics

http://www.springerlink.com/content/106038/

Volume 9, Number 3, June 2009

"The Analysis and the Representation of Balanced Complex Polytopes in 2D"

Cristina Vagnoni, Marino Zennaro

pp. 259 - 294

"A Magnus- and Fer-Type Formula in Dendriform Algebras"

Kurusch Ebrahimi-Fard, Dominique Manchon

pp. 295 - 316

"Uniform Uncertainty Principle and Signal Recovery via Regularized

Orthogonal Matching Pursuit"

Deanna Needell, Roman Vershynin

pp. 317 - 334

"Conditioning of Random Conic Systems Under a General Family of Input

Distributions"

Raphael Hauser, Tobias Müller

pp. 335 - 358

"The Coding Complexity of Lévy Processes"

Frank Aurzada, Steffen Dereich

pp. 359 - 390

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From: Chi-Wang Shu <shu@dam.brown.edu>

Date: Mon, 04 May 2009 01:00:53 -0400

**Subject: Contents, Journal of Scientific Computing 39(3): June 2009**

Journal of Scientific Computing

http://www.springeronline.com/journal/10915

Volume 39, Number 3, June 2009

A Spectral Element Approximation to Price European

Options. II. The Black-Scholes Model with Two

Underlying Assets

Wuming Zhu and David A. Kopriva, pp.323-339.

Comparison of Two-Level Preconditioners Derived from

Deflation, Domain Decomposition and Multigrid Methods

J. M. Tang, R. Nabben, C. Vuik and Y. A. Erlangga,

pp.340-370.

A Spectral Stochastic Semi-Lagrangian Method for

Convection-Diffusion Equations with Uncertainty

Mofdi El-Amrani and Mohammed Seaid, pp.371-393.

High-Order Embedded Finite Difference Schemes for

Initial Boundary Value Problems on Time Dependent

Irregular Domains

Adi Ditkowski and Yuval Harness, pp.394-440.

Computation of Dendritic Growth with Level Set Model

Using a Multi-Mesh Adaptive Finite Element Method

Yana Di and Ruo Li, pp.441-453.

Shock Capturing Artificial Dissipation for High-Order

Finite Difference Schemes

Magnus Svard and Siddhartha Mishra, pp.454-484.

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From: Tim Davis <davis@cise.ufl.edu>

Date: Mon, 04 May 2009 12:12:35 -0400

**Subject: The Mouseholder QR, part 7 of 8**

Burns original:

But Mousie, thou are no thy-lane,

In proving foresight may be vain;

The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men

Gang aft agley,

An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,

For promis'd joy!

Modern English, non-poetic translation:

But Mouse, you are not alone, in proving foresight may be vain;

the best-planned schemes of mice and men often go astray, and

leave us nothing but grief and pain for promised joy!

Matrix translation:

But Matrix, thee I'll not condemn,

Disproving theorems? thou's a gem;

For best-laid schemes in MATLAB's M

Go oft astray,

An' lea'e us nought but grief unstemm'd,

In thine array!

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