**Today's Topics:**

- AMS Matrix Short Course
- Finite Element Software Needed
- Floating-point Software Support Position at Sun Microsystems
- Statistical Computing Group in Argentina
- Software for PDEs Wanted

From: William LeVeque <LEV@MATH.AMS.COM>

Date: Tue 26 Jul 88 10:49:23-EDT

AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY SHORT COURSE

Introductory Survey Lectures

"Matrix Theory and Applications"

January 10-11, 1989, Phoenix, Arizona

in conjunction with the Society's ninety-fifth Annual Meeting

Organizer: Charles R. Johnson, The College of William and Mary

Speakers: Richard A. Brualdi, Persi Diaconis, I. C. Gohberg,

Roger A. Horn, Arunava Mukherjea, Ingram Olkin

The emphasis in the Short Course will be on concepts from matrix analysis that

are important in areas of modern applied mathematics. The two-day program

consists of seven lectures, representing areas of applied mathematics that are

major users of and stimulus to matrix theory:

statistics

operations research/economics

applied algebra/combinatorics

probability theory/random matrices

systems and control/electrical engineering

The Short Course will exhibit the interplay between applications and

theoretical development of the subject and will provide a setting in which

participants can become acquainted with newer methods and ideas of the subject.

The lectures will be expository, not at the research level.

Inquiries to: Monica Foulkes, AMS, P.O. Box 6248, Providence, RI 02940

Tel: 401-272-9500 Internet: mxf@math.ams.com

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From: Michael Mascagni <mascagni@ncifcrf.gov>

Date: Mon, 25 Jul 88 08:31:02 EDT

A friend in the lab is looking for a finite element package to run on an

AT class machine (MS-DOS) which allows solution of Neumann type boundary

value problems. This means that more than just piecewise linear elements

must be available. My friend has little experience with FEMs, and I have

offered to help him get started. If the code is public domain, that's great,

but as long as we're not talking more than several hundreds of dollars,

we can consider comercial products.

Also, if you know of code that runs on Suns or Vaxes that might be fine too,

but my partner in this is pretty much only a PC user, so the PC code would

be best as he could get it running himself.

Thanks in advance,

Michael Mascagni mascagni@ncifcrf.gov (arpanet)

na.mascagni@score.stanford.edu (nanet)

...!uunet!ncifcrf.gov!mascagni (uucp)

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From: David Hough <dgh@Sun.COM>

Date: Tue, 26 Jul 88 20:21:38 PDT

During the month of August we will be interviewing candidates for a

new position in floating-point software support in Sun's Programming

Languages department. The successful candidate will join K-C Ng,

Shing Ma, and me at Sun's Mountain View site.

The successful candidate will eventually take over

my existing responsibilities for Sun-3 support in the following areas:

libm development and maintenance

libc development and maintenance

validation suite enhancements

release engineering contact

floating-point lab machines

floating-point hardware diagnostics

and afterward will take on other tasks as appropriate to background

and interests.

Candidates should be acquainted with most of the issues raised in

the floating-point indoctrination lecture series syllabus and

knowledgeable about some of them. Familiarity with Unix, C,

and Fortran in general, and SunOS in particular, is required

eventually and so would be preferable initially.

I would appreciate resumes from persons qualified and

interested in taking over these tasks. Electronic troff or

LaTeX source is preferred (to dhough@sun.com); paper mail may

be sent to

David Hough

MS 12-40

Sun Microsystems

2550 Garcia Av

Mountain View, CA 94043

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From: Nestor Martinez <atina!mrecvax!nestor@uunet.uu.net>

Date: 26 Jul 88 14:27:48 GMT

We're planning (I and other statisticians and mathematicians who work in

universities and research institutions) to form a statisticial computing

group in Argentina.

We'll agree all suggests and informations about how organize it and how

contact with similar groups. For example publications to subscribe, stat

packages for micros and main frames, events and meetings, etc.

- Nestor Marcelo G. Martinez

Statistician

M.R.E. y C. Bs. As. Argentina

Please, respond by e-mail at

{pyramid,utai,uunet}!atina!mrecvax!nestor

nestor@mrecvax.UUCP

nestor@mrec.ar

Postal address:

Aguero 1440 - 1ro. "B"

1425 - Buenos Aires

Republica Argentina

(54.1)826.2941

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From: Gustav Meglicki <munnari!mimir!wacsvax!gustav@uunet.uu.net>

Date: 27 Jul 88 04:42:16 GMT

I am looking for either a library or full programs for solving systems of

partial differential equations in 2 and 3 dimensions. Ideally software would

be written for UNIX V, or in standard FORTRAN 77.

Gustav Meglicki,

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering,

The University of Western Australia,

Nedlands, W.A. 6009,

Australia

ACSnet: gustav@wacsvax.oz

gustav@swanee.oz

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