**Today's Topics:**

- Householder Prize
- Address Change for Ascher
- 2-D Integral Equations
- Attic Numerical Analysis
- Positions at University of New South Wales

From: G. W. Stewart <stewart@thales.cs.umd.edu>

Date: Wed, 2 Aug 89 13:13:59 -0400

Alston S. Householder Award V (1990)

In recognition of the outstanding services of Alston Householder,

former Director of the Mathematics Division of the Oak Ridge National

Laboratory and Professor at the University of Tennessee, to numerical

analysis and linear algebra, it was decided at the Fourth Gatlinburg

Symposium (now renamed the Householder Symposium) in 1969 to

establish the Householder Award. This award is in the area in which

Professor Householder has worked and its natural developments, as

exemplified by the international Gatlinburg Symposia [see A. S.

Householder, The Gatlinburgs, SIAM Review 16:340-343 (1974)].

Recent recipients of the award include James Demmel (Berkeley),

Ralph Byers (Cornell), and Nicholas Higham (Manchester).

The Householder Prize V (1990) will be awarded to the author of the

best thesis in Numerical Algebra. The term Numerical Algebra

is intended to describe those parts of mathematical research which

have both algebraic aspects and numerical content or implications.

Thus the term covers, for example, linear algebra that has

numerical applications or the algebraic aspects of ordinary

differential, partial differential, integral, and nonlinear equations.

The thesis will be assessed by an international committee consisting

of Chandler Davis (Toronto), Beresford Parlett (Berkeley), Axel Ruhe

(Goteborg), Pete Stewart (Maryland), and Paul Van Dooren

(Phillips, Belgium).

To qualify, the thesis must be for a degree at the level of an

American Ph.D. awarded between 1 January 1987 and 31 December 1989.

An equivalent piece of work will be acceptable from those countries

where no formal thesis is normally written at that level. The

candidate's sponsor (e.g., supervisor of his research) should submit

five copies of the thesis (or equivalent) together with an appraisal to

Professor G. W. Stewart

Department of Computer Science

University of Maryland

College Park, MD 20742

USA

by 28 February 1990. The award will be announced at the

Householder XI meeting and the candidates on the short list will

receive invitations to that meeting.

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From: Uri Ascher <ascher@cs.ubc.ca>

Date: 4 Aug 89 9:33 -0700

To friends and colleagues,

I have returned from my sabbatical leave. My address is

now again

Dept. Computer Science, UBC, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1W5, Canada

phones:

(604) 228-4907 (office)

731-9981 (home)

228-5405 (FAX)

e-mail:

ascher@cs.ubc.ca

- Uri Ascher

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From: Luca Dieci <MA201LD%GITVM1.BITNET@Forsythe.Stanford.EDU>

Date: Fri, 4 Aug 1989 10:55:35 EDT

On behalf of a friend of mine, I would like to know of existing

(and available) software for solving

"2-dim Fredholm Integral Equations of the 1st kind over a rectangle".

Any help is appreciated. Please reply to MA201LD@GITVM1.BITNET

Thanks, Luca Dieci.

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From: Y. Chang <YCHANG@CMCVX1.CLAREMONT.EDU>

Date: Fri, 4 Aug 89 08:55 PDT

I am in total disagreement with the final comment of Byrne &

Hindmarsh.

"The age of the lone mathematician working in his

attic, encrypting his work is long past. Some of

us need to realize this truth."

The above statement is false.

1. I have perfected a general-purpose ODE solving package

that have been proven to be much faster and 100 times

more accurate than anything else. It has been ignored

by most of the NA's for the past ten years.

2. I have perfected a general solution of DAE's with at

least 6-digit accuracy, including multiple constraints,

that has been suppressed in its publication.

3. I have perfected a polynomial solver that will solve up

to 8,000 degree polynomials that was denied publication.

4. I have just completed the solution of Burger's equation

using 2-D Taylor series. And, am now attacking the full

Navier-Stokes problem. I expect to be able to solve all

non-linear PDE's before the end of this year.

This is all being done alone in my "attic".

True advancement in science is not done by committee.

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From: Ian Sloan <sloan@napier.maths.unsw.oz>

Date: Thu, 3 Aug 89 13:50:31 EST

POSITIONS AT UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

Appointments in many areas of pure and applied mathematics will soon be made

at the University of New South Wales, in sunny Sydney, Australia. As the

following advertisement states, the official closing date is August 15, but

late applications are likely to be accepted, especially if an indication

is given soon that an application is on the way.

Ian Sloan

email: sloan@napier.maths.unsw.oz

or na.isloan@na-net.stanford.edu

UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS

LECTURERS (ONE TENURABLE AND ONE FIXED-TERM APPOINTMENT, FIELD UNSPECIFIED)

REFERENCE NOS. 1084, 1085.

Appointments in the areas of pure mathematics, applied mathematics or

mathematical computer science are envisaged. Applicants should have

a Ph.D. or equivalent qualification, and proven research achievement in an

area that reinforces and extends existing strengths in the School. The School

currently has research strengths in many areas of pure and applied mathematics

and statistics, and is committed to further developing its involvement in

mathematical computer science.

An appointee with interests in the commercial or industrial applications of

mathematics could be seconded for a fixed term as Director of the School's

Industrial Mathematics and Statistics Group.

The position will be available from February 1990. Appointments to two

positions will be either with tenure or on the basis of a contract with

provision for conversion to tenure. Appointment to the other position

will be for a fixed term of three years.

Futher information from Professor Ian H Sloan, Head of School, (02)697-2957.

Applications close: August 15, 1989.

Salary: Lecturer: $A31,259 range $A40,622.

Senior Lecturer: $A41,459 range $A48,086.

Commencing salary according to qualifications and experience. Applicants

should forward two copies of their applications, including curriculum vitae,

telephone number (home or business ), transcripts of academic record and

the names and addresses of two referees to the Academic Staff Office,

PO Box 1, Kensington, NSW 2033, Australia.

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