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- Gene Golub SIAM Summer School, Italy, Jun 2010
- Visiting Assistant Professorship at WPI
- Postdoc Position in CFD & Optimization at McMaster University
- Postdoc Position at Mathematics Institute of Toulouse, France
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From: Nick Trefethen <Nick.Trefethen@comlab.ox.ac.uk>

Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 14:18:30 +0100

**Subject: I. J. Good and colleague matrices**

I would like to draw readers' attention to the passing

of I. J. Good last April 5, age 92. The recent London

Mathematical Society Newsletter observes that Good was

the longest standing member of the society, having joined

in 1940!

Jack Good had a prolific, varied, and influential career,

including working as Turing's statistical assistant and

close friend at Bletchley Park and the University of

Manchester, secret government work in the UK, and many

years as an increasingly legendary professor of statistics

at Virginia Tech. He was one of the key figures in the

development of Bayesian statistics and one of the first to

publicize the Bletchley codebreaking activities. But I

would like to highlight a less well-known contribution

he made to numerical analysis. We all know that the

roots of a polynomial are equal to the eigenvalues of a

companion matrix formed from its coefficients. Unfortunately,

rootfinding problems formulated this way are exponentially

ill-conditioned unless the roots happen to lie near near

the unit circle. For roots on an interval, however, there

is a well-conditioned analogue based on eigenvalues of a

"colleague matrix" made from coefficients in a Chebyshev

expansion. It was Good who discovered this and proposed

the name colleague, back in 1961. The same observation

was made independently by Wilhelm Specht one year earlier.

A number of people have rediscovered it since.

A biography can be found at

http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/history/Biographies/Good.html

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From: Rolf Jeltsch <jeltsch@math.ethz.ch>

Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 16:47:47 -0400

**Subject: Call for Nomination for ICIAM Prizes for 2011**

Call for Nomination for ICIAM Prizes for 2011

The ICIAM Prize Committee for 2011 now calls for nominations for the

five ICIAM Prizes to be awarded in 2011 at the congress in Vancouver.

Each ICIAM Prize has its own special features, while being truly

international in character. Nominations are therefore welcomed from

every part of the world. A nomination should take into account the

specifications for a particular prize,

see http://www.iciam.org/council/council_tf.html. For convenience

shortened specifications are given at the end of this note.

The deadline for nominations is 21 September 2009.

The nomination should be sent to the President of ICIAM, Rolf Jeltsch,

preferably in electronic form. email: jeltsch@math.ethz.ch

Short version of the specifications of each ICIAM Prize

- Collatz Prize: For a mathematician under 42 years of age

for outstanding work on industrial and applied mathematics.

- Lagrange Prize: For a mathematician for exceptional

contributions to applied mathematics throughout her/his career.

- Maxwell Prize: For a mathematician who has demonstrated

originality in applied mathematics.

- Pioneer Prize: For pioneering work introducing applied mathematical

methods and scientific computing techniques to an industrial problem

area or a new scientific field of applications.

- Su Buchin Prize: For an outstanding contribution by an individual

in the application of mathematics to emerging economies and human

development, in particular at the economic and cultural level in

developing countries. This includes eorts to improve mathematical

research and teaching in those countries.

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From: "Kirsten Wilden" <Wilden@siam.org>

Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2009 10:42:24 -0400

**Subject: SIAM Conf. on Math. Aspects of Materials Science (MS10), May 2010 **

SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science (MS10)

Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

May 23-26, 2010

Invited Presentations (partial list):

Basil Audoly, University Paris VI, France

M. Carme Calderer, University of Minnesota

Selim Esedoglu, University of Michigan

James Evans, Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University

Mitch Luskin, University of Minnesota

Arun Majumdar, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

and University of California at Berkeley

Alexander Mielke, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Monica Olvera de la Cruz, Northwestern University

Christopher Schuh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Frans Spaepen, Harvard University

The Call for Presentations for this conference is available at:

http://www.siam.org/meetings/ms10/

SUBMISSION DEADLINES

October 26, 2009: Minisymposium proposals

November 23, 2009: Abstracts for contributed

and minisymposium speakers

TRAVEL FUND APPLICATION DEADLINE

October 26, 2009: SIAM Student Travel Award

and Post-doc/Early Career Travel Award Applications

For additional information, contact the SIAM Conference

Department at meetings@siam.org.

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From: "Daniel B. Szyld" <szyld@temple.edu>

Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 17:32:18 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Gene Golub SIAM Summer School, Italy, Jun 2010**

Gene Golub SIAM Summer School 2010

International Summer School on Numerical Linear Algebra (ISSNLA)

Fasano (Bari), Italy 7-18 June 2010

http://www.ba.cnr.it/ISSNLA2010

The first Gene Golub SIAM Summer School will take place at the Centro

Internazionale Alti Studi Universitari (CIASU), in Fasano (Bari), Italy. The

following four courses will be given during the two weeks from the 7th to the

18th of June 2010.

- Minimizing communication in numerical linear algebra,

James Demmel, University of California at Berkeley, USA

- Nonlinear eigenvalue problems: analysis and numerical solution,

Volker Mehrmann, Technische Universitaet Berlin, Germany.

- From Matrix to Tensor: The Transition to Computational Multilinear Algebra,

Charles Van Loan, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA.

- Linear Algebra and Optimization,

Margaret H. Wright, Courant Institute, New York University, USA

The summer school is geared towards doctoral students. There will

be a limit of 50 students. There will be no registration fee.

Funding for local accommodations and/or local expenses will be available

for some of the participants. Limited travel funds may also be available.

Watch the website for announcement of application deadline and procedures.

For more information see: http://www.ba.cnr.it/ISSNLA2010

This summer school is the second ISSNLA organized by the SIAM Activity group on

Linear Algebra. The first took place in 2008 (http://www.simumat.es/SIAGLA2008).

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From: Homer Walker <walker@WPI.EDU>

Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 23:49:36 -0400

**Subject: Visiting Assistant Professorship at WPI**

A Visiting Assistant Professor position for AY 2009-2010 has become

available in the WPI Mathematical Sciences Department. The teaching

load is a combination of seven-week undergraduate courses and/or one-

semester graduate courses totaling five courses for the academic year.

The salary is $51,000. The appointment will be for one year, with

possible renewal contingent upon satisfactory teaching and research,

at the discretion of WPI and the appointee.

We invite applicants in areas compatible with research interests in

the department: partial differential equations with applications in

continuum mechanics and composite materials, computational modeling

and simulation, mathematical biology, financial mathematics, numerical

analysis, optimization, control theory, applied probability, and

discrete mathematics. An earned PhD or equivalent degree is required.

Successful candidates must also demonstrate strong research potential

and evidence of quality teaching, and will be expected to contribute

to the department’s research activities and to its innovative, project-

based educational programs.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a statement of

teaching and research objectives, and have sent three letters of

recommendation, at least one of which addresses teaching potential.

The preferred means of submission is by email to Professor Bogdan

Vernescu, Department Head, at vernescu@wpi.edu.

For information about WPI and the Mathematical Sciences Department,

see http://www.wpi.edu and http://www.wpi.edu/Academics/Depts/Math/.

For inquiries about the position, please call the Mathematical

Sciences Department at 508-831-5241.

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From: Bartosz Protas <bprotas@mcmaster.ca>

Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2009 21:47:26 -0400

**Subject: Postdoc Position in CFD & Optimization at McMaster University**

POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS AND OPTIMIZATION

An opening for a Post-Doctoral Fellow is available in the Department

of Mathematics & Statistics at McMaster University. The fellow will

work in the research group of Dr. Protas, and the focus of this

industry-funded position will be continued research on integration of

Optimization Theory and Computational Fluid Dynamics with the goal to

develop strategies for optimization of multi-physics fluid systems. In

addition to substantial experience in scientific computing, an ideal

candidate would also have background in Computational / Theoretical

Fluid Dynamics and Optimization / Control Theory. This position will

also involve some teaching responsibilities.

The fellowship is open to candidates of any nationality and selection

will be based upon the candidate's research potential. The start date

of the position is September 1, 2009, or as soon as possible after

that. The duration of the position will be initially one year with the

possibility of an extension for another year based on a satisfatory

review. The annual salary will be $42,000. Candidates are required to

apply for this fellowship by using the MathJobs website; see our

advertisement at www.mathjobs.org. We will begin to review

applications on August 1, 2009, however, applications will continue to

be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should provide

at least three letters of recommendation. Preferably these letters

will be submitted through the MathJobs website (see above); they may

also be sent directly to:

Dr. Bartosz Protas

Department of Mathematics & Statistics

McMaster University

Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA L8S 4K1

Phone: +1 (905) 525 9140 ext. 24116

Fax: +1 (905) 522 0935

Email: bprotas@mcmaster.ca

URL: www.math.mcmaster.ca/bprotas

We appreciate all replies to this advertisement, but applications will

not be acknowledged. McMaster is committed to Employment Equity and

encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including

aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible

minorities and women.

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From: Jerome Monnier <jerome.monnier@insa-toulouse.fr>

Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 13:39:16 -0400

**Subject: Postdoc Position at Mathematics Institute of Toulouse, France**

ostdoctoral Position in Applied Mathematics - Computational

Sciences: 3D solver and adjoint code for ALE free surface flows.

The applicant will reach an applied mathematics and numerical

research team of the Mathematics Institute of Toulouse (IMT),

France. The study is carried out in strong collaboration with

researchers in glaciology (lab. LGGE of Grenoble, France).

The applicant must have a PhD in applied mathematics or

computational sciences with a demonstrated experience in software

development. Skills of the candidate: strong competence in

numerical methods for PDEs (in particular in finite elements),

knowledge on optimal control, adjoint methods and automatic

differenciation would be appreciated. The successful candidate

will be a willing and effective communicator and committed to

team collaboration.

The applicant will elaborate and implement an efficient numerical

solver for 3D non-newtonian Stokes equations with free surface.

After its implementation into our software DassFlow, the

applicant will generate the adjoint code. She/he will focus on

the differentiability of the free-surface module (ALE

formulation).

This is a 30 months position with ~2500 euros/month. The expected

start date is as soon as possible. Applications with full CV and

two referee letters should be sent to:

jerome.monnier@insa-toulouse.fr

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From: "Prof. Krishna Kumar" <krishnadevkumar@yahoo.com>

Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2009 08:41:47 -0400

**Subject: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Spacecraft Dynamics and Control, Ryerson U.**

One Ryerson Post Doctoral Fellowship (RPDF) is immediately available from

October 2009 in Spacecraft Dynamics and Control for three years (i.e. 36

months) renewable annually (http://www.ryerson.ca/ors/forms/

post_doctoral_round_.html). The annual salary is $41,000 plus benefits

(approximate total value of award $50,000). The aim of this RPDF

program is to attract outstanding post-doctoral fellows who will

enhance Ryerson's Scholarly, Research and Creative (SRC)

productivity. Applicants must meet the following eligibility

criteria: (a) Have completed or received a PhD degree in dynamics

and nonlinear control discipline no more than two years before

the application deadline; or (b) Be expected to complete their

PhD degree in dynamics and nonlinear control no later than six

months after taking up the PDF. (c) There must be evidence of

significant and exciting promise in Scholarly, Research and

Creative (SRC) in relation to the candidate's career stage and

background. (d) If an applicant has at least six months of

full-time relevant work experience in industry or government

after receiving the doctorate, the eligibility period is extended

to three years. (e) If an applicant has withdrawn from the

workforce and active research for maternity or paternity leave or

to raise a child for at least one year after receiving a

doctorate, the eligibility period is extended to six years.

The RPDF will work in the Department of Aerospace Engineering,

Ryerson University (www.ryerson.ca/aerospace). The research will

be supervised by Dr. Krishna Kumar, Canada Research

Chair. Dr. Kumar’s areas of research/projects include Nonlinear

Dynamics and Control, Fault Tolerant Control, Orbit and Attitude

Dynamics and Control, Flexible Spacecraft, Formation Flying, and

Underactuated Systems (www.kdkumar.com). These projects are

challenging and involve theoretical and experimental work. The

candidate should have a Ph.D degree in dynamics and nonlinear

control. The candidate must have a strong background in

mathematics, dynamics and control. Experience with MATLAB is

essential. Knowledge of orbital or attitude dynamics and

designing spacecraft is desirable. Practical experience in

designing controllers is desirable.

The prospective candidate should send (preferably by email) their

resumes, along with names and contact information of three

references, as well as copies of research papers, before August

20, 2009, to:

Dr. Krishna Kumar, Associate Professor

Canada Research Chair in Space Systems

Department of Aerospace Engineering

Ryerson University

350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3, Canada

Tel.: 416-979-5000, Ext. 4908; Fax: 416-979-5056

Email: kdkumar@ryerson.ca

http://www.kdkumar.com

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From: Raimondas Ciegis <Raimondas.Ciegis@fm.vgtu.lt>

Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 15:34:05 +0300 (EEST)

**Subject: Contents, Mathematical Modelling and Analysis Vol.14 No. 3**

MATHEMATICAL MODELLING AND ANALYSIS

The Baltic Journal on Mathematical Applications, Numerical

Analysis and Differential Equations ISSN 1392-6292, ISSN

1648-3510 online, Electronical edition: http://www.vgtu.lt/mma/

Raimondas {\v C}iegis (Editor) Volume 14, Number 3, 2009

(p.271-422)

CONTENTS

O. Awono and J. Tagoudjeu. A Splitting Iterative Method for

Solving the Neutron Transport Equation. 271-289

C.P. Bhunu and W. Garira. A Two Strain Tuberculosis Transmission

Model with Therapy and Quarantine. 291-312

E. Kiriyatzkii and J. Kirjackis. On Some Limit Properties of

Functions with Nonvanishing Divided Differences. 313-321

A.C. Matei. A Variational Approach for an Electro-Elastic

Unilateral Contact Problem. 323-334

X. Qin, Y.J. Cho and S.M. Kang. Convergence Analysis on Hybrid

Projection Algorithms for Equilibrium Problems and Variational

Inequality Problems. 335-351

L. Rahmani. Modelling of the Effect of a Thin Stiffener on the

Boundary of a Nonlinear Thermoelastic Plate. 353-368

V. Skakauskas. Separable Solutions to an Interacting Human

Communities Model. 369-390

B.C. Tripathy and A. Baruah. New Type of Difference Sequence

Spaces of Fuzzy Real Numbers. 391-397

Q. Yao. Existence and Iteration of Positive Solution to a

Second-Order Quasilinear Problem. 399-406

O.S. Zikirov. A Non-Local Boundary Value Problem for Third-Order

Linear Partial Differential Equation of Composite Type. 407-421

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From: "Gladwell, Ian" <igladwel@mail.smu.edu>

Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 10:27:27 -0500

**Subject: Contents, ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software (TOMS), July 2009**

CM Transactions on Mathematical Software (TOMS)

Volume 36, Issue 3 (July 2009)

For more information, including abstracts and access to full

text, see the ACM Digital Library at http://portal.acm.org/dl.cfm

Table of Contents

Anasazi software for the numerical solution of large-scale

eigenvalue problems C. G. Baker, U. L. Hetmaniuk, R. B. Lehoucq,

H. K. Thornquist Article No. 13 (23 pages)

Programming matrix algorithms-by-blocks for thread-level

parallelism Gregorio Quintana-Ortí, Enrique S. Quintana-Ortí,

Robert A. Van De Geijn, Field G. Van Zee, Ernie Chan Article

No. 14 (26 pages)

Algorithm 895: A continued fractions package for special

functions Franky Backeljauw, Annie Cuyt Article No. 15 (20 pages)

Algorithm 896: LSA: Algorithms for large-scale optimization

Ladislav Lukąan, Ctirad Matonoha, Jan Vlček Article No. 16 (29

pages)

Algorithm 897: VTDIRECT95: Serial and parallel codes for the

global optimization algorithm direct Jian He, Layne T. Watson,

Masha Sosonkina Article No. 17 (24 pages)

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From: Emma Avery <Emma.Avery@iop.org>

Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 16:27:08 +0100

**Subject: Contents, Nonlinearity, volume 22, issue 8, August 2009**

NONLINEARITY

Volume 22, Issue 8, August 2009

Individual articles are free for 30 days following their publication on the

web. This issue is available at: URL:

http://stacks.iop.org/0951-7715/22/i=8

Pages: 1761--2078

PAPERS

1761

Resonance zones and lobe volumes for exact volume-preserving maps

H E Lomel\' \i and J D Meiss

1791

Incompressible flow in porous media with fractional diffusion

\'Angel Castro, Diego C\'ordoba, Francisco Gancedo and Rafael Orive

1817

Asymptotic densities for Packard Box rules

Janko Gravner and David Griffeath

1847

An extension of integrable peakon equations with cubic nonlinearity

Xianguo Geng and Bo Xue

1857

Phase transition for the universal bounds on the integral means spectrum

Ilia Binder

1869

Standing generalized modulating pulse solutions for a nonlinear wave

equation in periodic media

Vincent Lescarret, Carsten Blank, Martina Chirilus-Bruckner, Christopher

Chong and Guido Schneider

1899

Diffeomorphisms having rotation sets with non-empty interior

Heber Enrich, Nancy Guelman, Audrey Larcanch\'e and Isabelle Liousse

1909

A two-dimensional flame tracking algorithm with application to Type Ia

supernova

Yongmin Zhang

1927

A new solution representation for the BBM equation in a quarter plane and

the eventual periodicity

John Meng-Kai Hong, Jiahong Wu and Juan-Ming Yuan

1945

The semiclassical continuity equation for open chaotic systems

Jack Kuipers, Daniel Waltner, Martha Guti\'errez and Klaus Richter

1965

A combinatorial model for reversible rational maps over finite fields

John A G Roberts and Franco Vivaldi

1983

Mollified birth in natural-age-grid Galerkin methods for age-structured

biological systems

Bruce P Ayati and Todd F Dupont

1997

Geography of resonances and Arnold diffusion in a priori unstable

Hamiltonian systems

Amadeu Delshams and Gemma Huguet

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From: Badih Ghusayni <badih@future-in-tech.net>

Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2009 11:43:38 -0400

**Subject: Contents, International J. of Math and CS, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2009**

Don Redmond, Generalization of Some Results of J. M. Gandhi, 3

Wadim Zudilin, Apéry's theorem. Thirty years after, 9

Badih Ghusayni, The Value of the Zeta Function at an Odd

Argument, 21

Jeffrey Stopple, Euler, Symmetric group, Riemann Zeta function, 31

Bruce Burdick, Edward Sandifer, Fooling with an Euler Series, 37

Ikorong Anouk Gilbert Nemron, A glance at different kinds of

numbers, 43

Lee Stemkoski, Erik R. Tou, Explicit Constructions of Arithmetic

Lattices in SL(n,R), 53

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