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- Change of Address for Naoki Saito
- SDPpack Added NEOS Server
- New Web-Site of Projects on Conservation Laws
- SIAM Conference on Control & Its Applications
- Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods
- Conference in Bulgaria on Numerical Analysis
- Conference on Hyperbolic Problems
- NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
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- Positions at Tulane University
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From: Gil Strang <gs@math.mit.edu>

Date: Sat, 6 Sep 1997 09:37:52 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Book Announcement, Reprint of Strang/Fix**

Book Announcement: Reprint of Strang/Fix on the Finite Element Method

The early book by Gilbert Strang and George Fix on "An Analysis of

the Finite Element Method" has been reprinted by Wellesley-Cambridge Press.

Readers still report that the basic ideas of finite elements come through

clearly. This book is a guide to a method that has become fully established,

with a range of applications that is still growing.

You can order the finite element book by sending a mailing address to

gs@math.mit.edu The book comes with an invoice for $54 including postage

( + $2 outside North America), and a check in return is perfect. ((All

Wellesley-Cambridge Press books can be ordered in this same way : see

http://www-math.mit.edu/~gs ))

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From: Naoki Saito <saito@math.UCDavis.edu>

Date: Mon, 1 Sep 1997 15:09:44 -0700 (PDT)

**Subject: Change of Address for Naoki Saito**

My dear friends and colleagues,

After 13+ years with Schlumberger, I decided to move on.

I have just joined the Department of Mathematics, University of California

at Davis as a Associate Professor.

My new coordinate (effective immediately) is:

Naoki Saito

Department of Mathematics

University of California

One Shields Avenue

Davis, CA 95616-8633

Email: saito@math.ucdavis.edu

Voice: (916) 754-2121

Fax: (916) 752-6635

(Note: Effective November 1, 1997, the area code will change from 916 to 530.)

Best wishes and please keep in touch!

Naoki Saito

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From: Jorge More' <more@mcs.anl.gov>

Date: Wed, 03 Sep 1997 12:52:14 -0500

**Subject: SDPpack Added NEOS Server**

We have added SDPpack to the NEOS Server.

SDPpack solves mixed semidefinite-quadratic-linearly constrained

optimization problems. The authors of SDPpack 0.9 are

F. Alizadeh, J.-P. Haeberly, M. L. Overton, M. Nayakkankuppam and S. Schmieta,

Installation in the NEOS Server was done by Madhu Nayakkankuppam.

SDPpack Version 0.9 beta runs under Matlab 5.0.

Permission was granted by MathWorks to use Matlab through NEOS.

You can try out SDPpack by visiting the NEOS Server at

http://www.mcs.anl.gov/otc/Server

You can also use email; instructions are obtained by sending

neos@mcs.anl.gov the message

type SDP

solver SDPpack

help

NEOS is a project of the Optimization Technology Center

(Argonne National Laboratory and Northwestern University).

Many have contributed to the development of the NEOS Server.

Collaborators are listed in the URL for the NEOS Server.

Jorge More'

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From: Etienne Emmrich <Etienne.Emmrich@Mathematik.Uni-Magdeburg.DE>

Date: Thu, 04 Sep 1997 19:11:42 +0200

**Subject: New Web-Site of Projects on Conservation Laws**

We would like to announce the new Web-site (that will work from the

next week on)

URL http://www.math.uni-magdeburg.de/anume

that gives information about the priority research program

of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

"Analysis und Numerik von Erhaltungsgleichungen" - ANumE

(Analysis and Numerical Mathematics for Conservation Laws).

This research program is a collaboration of scientists in the

fields of mathematics (analysis and numerical analysis),

engineering, and astrophysics.

The research is focused on the interdisciplinary development

of efficient and accurate solution methods for 3D transport

phenomena in continuous media, coupled with additional physical

or chemical mechanisms.

This encompasses research in mathematical analysis.

The program welcomes guest researchers.

For more details, visit our Web-site or, please, contact the

project co-ordinator

Prof. Dr. G. Warnecke

Institut fr Analysis und Numerik

Otto-von-Guerick-Universitaet

Postfach 4120

D-39016 Magdeburg

Germany

Tel. +49.391.6718586

or use Email

anume@mathematik.uni-magdeburg.de

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From: Trini Flores <flores@siam.org>

Date: Tue, 02 Sep 97 09:18:05 -0500

**Subject: SIAM Conference on Control & Its Applications**

Fourth SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications

May 7-9, 1998

Omni Jacksonville Hotel

Jacksonville, Florida

September 15, 1997 = deadline for submission of minisymposium

proposals

October 15, 1997 = deadline for submission of contributed abstracts

Electronic submissions are invited. A fill-in form for minisymposium

proposals and LaTeX macro for abstracts are available on the World

Wide Web at http://www.siam.org/conf.htm.

The conference Call for Papers is available at

http://www.siam.org/meetings/ct98/ct98home.htm.

For additional information, send e-mail to meetings@siam.org.

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From: Choi-Hong Lai <C.H.Lai@greenwich.ac.uk>

Date: Mon, 1 Sep 1997 17:19:48 +0100

**Subject: Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods**

The 11th International Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods will be

held at the University of Greenwich, UK during July 20 - 24, 1998.

Announcements and call for papers will appear soon. We have set up

a web page with address http://dd11.gre.ac.uk/ to update information about

the conference.

Choi-Hong Lai

School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences

University of Greenwich

London

UK

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From: M. Paprzycki <PAPRZYCKI_M@utpb.edu>

Date: Mon, 1 Sep 1997 20:05:34 -0500 (CDT)

**Subject: Conference in Bulgaria on Numerical Analysis**

CALL FOR MINISYMPOSIA

4th International Conference on

Numerical Methods and Applications: NM&A - O(h4)'98

August 19 - 23, 1998, Sofia, BULGARIA

The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Sofia University in cooperation with

SIAM and ACM SigNUM are organizing the 4th International Conference on

Numerical Methods and Applications. The first three conferences served as

a forum where scientists from the East and the West were provided an

opportunity to exchange ideas and establish research cooperation. We plan

to continue this tradition.

During the conference a wide range of problems concerning recent

achievements in numerical methods and their applications in mathematical

modeling will be discussed. We also plan to provide a forum for exchange

of ideas between scientists who develop and study numerical methods, and

researchers who use them for solving real world problems.

International Program Committee:

Chairman: Bl. Sendov

O. Axelsson, J.H. Bramble, P.G.Ciarlet, B.N. Chetverushkin, I. Dimov,

R.E. Ewing, R.P. Fedorenko, S. Godunov, W. Hackbusch, P. Hemker,

U. Jaeckel, Z. Kamont, M.S. Kaschiev, S.P Kurdyumov, Yu.A. Kuznetsov,

R.D. Lazarov, H. Niederreiter, B. Philippe, J. Popenda, Yu.P. Popov,

I.V. Puzynin, S. Radev, S. Rjasanov, A.A. Samarskii, M. Schaefer,

V. Thomee, P.N. Vabishchevich, P.S. Vassilevski, H.A. van der Vorst,

L. Xanthis, Z. Zlatev

List of key and invited lecturers, who already accepted invitation of the

Org.Commitee:

O. Axelsson, J.H. Bramble, B.N. Chetverushkin, R.E. Ewing, R.P. Fedorenko,

S. Godunov, P. Hemker, U. Jaeckel, Z. Kamont, S.P Kurdyumov,

Yu.A. Kuznetsov, R.D. Lazarov, H. Niederreiter, B. Philippe, Yu.P. Popov,

I.V. Puzynin, S. Rjasanov, A.A. Samarskii, M. Schaefer, V. Thomee,

P.N. Vabishchevich, H.A. van der Vorst, L. Xanthis, Z. Zlatev

Organizing Committee:

Chairman: M. Kaschiev, Secretary: O. Iliev

I. Bazhlekov, P. Binev, P. Entchev, A. Karaivanova, A. Khaliq,

M. Koleva, N. Kol'kovska, T. Kostova, I. Lirkov, S. Margenov,

M. Neytcheva, M. Paprzycki, S. Petrova, D. Vassileva, P. Yalamov,

L. Zikatanov

To contribute a Minisymposium please provide the conference organizers

with:

a) title

b) abstract

c) authors and titles of minimum of 4 presentations

d) abstracts of presentations (optional).

Minisymposia proposals due: November 30, 1997

Minisymposia acceptance decision: December 31, 1997

The mailing address of the Organizing Committee:

NM&A - O(h4)'98, c/o Dr. Oleg Iliev

Institute of Mathematics and Informatics

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Acad. G. Bonchev Str., Bl.8, 1113 Sofia, BULGARIA

fax: (+359 2) 971 364

e-mail: NMA98@MATH.ACAD.BG

E-mail communication is preferred.

Detailed information will be updated on the WWW server of the Institute of

Mathematics:

http://banmatpc.math.acad.bg/~nma98/

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

Date: Thu, 4 Sep 1997 15:12:20 +0200 (MET DST)

**Subject: Conference on Hyperbolic Problems**

Second Announcment and call for Papers

Seventh International Conference on

Hyperbolic Problems

Theory, Numerics, Applications

ETH Zurich, February 9-13, 1998

Objectives

The aim of the conference is to bring together scientists

with interests in the theoretical, applied and

computational aspects of hyperbolic partial differential

equations. There will be an emphasis on nonlinear problems and

applications in different fields. As it has been done in past,

a special effort will be made to make it

possible for young scientists to attend to promote their interaction with

the more senior researchers.

Call for Papers (Deadline Sept 15, 1997)

There will be refereed 20 minutes contribute communications. The six

best contributed papers will be handeled as 30 minutes invited speakers.

Please submit an abstract consisting of at least 1000 but not more than

2000 words. Please use the LaTeX macro (available via

anonymous FTP (ftp.sam.math.ethz.ch,file pub/hyp98/mask.tex).

Refereed proceedings will be published.

Plenary Speakers (45 min lectures)

P. Lax, US J.A. Sethian, USA

T.P. Liu,US B. Perthame, France

K.W. Morton, UK E. Priest, UK

R. Rannacher, Germany G. Metivier, France

E. Tadmor, US M. Pulvirenti, Italy

Z. Xin, US A. Kazhikhov, Russia

J.-Y. Chemin, France D. Marchesin, Brasilien

Invited Lectures (30 min lectures)

R. Winther, Norway D. Serre, France

T. Yang, Hong Kong M. Fey, Switzerland

B. Gustafsson, Sweden A. Schroll, Germany

M. Feistauer, Czech Republik S.M. Deshpande, India

P. Le Floch, France A. Kluwick, Austria

J. Ballmann, Germany G.Q. Chen, US

K. Powel, US S. Nishibata, Japan

B. Engquist, US J. Masso, Germany

B. Temple, US E. Mueller, Germany

H.-O. Kreiss, US C. J. Van Duijn, Netherlands

R. LeVeque, US R. Klein, Germany

H. Freistuehler, Germany B. Cockburn, US

Registration Fees

Payment must be made in Swiss francs (CHF). The registration fee is 150 CHF

if it is paid before jan. 15, 1998, otherwise it is 200 CHF.

For more information see http://www.sam.math.ethz.ch/~hyp98/index.html

or contact the Conference Office

HYP-98

c/o Seminar for Applied Mathematics

ETH Zentrum

CH-8092 Zurich

Switzerland

FAX: +41-1-631 10 85

E-mail: hyp98@sam.math.ethz.ch

Secretary: Marcela Kraemer

Phone: +41-1-632 34 65

Organizer: Prof. R. Jeltsch

Phone: +41-1-632 34 52

E-mail: jeltsch@sam.math.ethz.ch

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From: Lloyd Douglas <ldouglas@nsf.gov>

Date: Fri, 05 Sep 97 09:26:50 EDT

**Subject: NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships**

Awarded each year since 1979, NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral

Research Fellowships have permitted awardees to choose research

environments that will have maximal impact on their future scientific

development. Awards of these fellowships are made for appropriate

research in areas of the mathematical sciences, including applications

to other disciplines. The stipend provides support for two nine-month

academic years and six summer months, for a total of 24 months.

For 1998, eligible applicants will have held the Ph.D. since no

earlier than January 1, 1993. For these new recipients, the stipend

has been increased to $3,250 per full-time month or $1,625 per

half-time month for a total of $78,000 for the 18 academic months and

six summer months. The fellowship allowance has also been increased

to $7,500.

Applications can be submitted via the World Wide Web at:

https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov

Once there select "Postdoctoral Fellowships" to get to the fellowship

application package. More eligibility requirements and other

pertinent information can be found there.

The application deadline is October 17.

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From: Gene Golub <golub@sccm.Stanford.EDU>

Date: Wed, 3 Sep 97 4:47:54 PDT

**Subject: Forsythe Fellow Positions at Stanford**

STANFORD UNIVERSITY FORSYTHE FELLOW

Scientific Computing and Computational Mathematics Program

2 Year Acting Assistant Professorship

Linear Algebra and Scientific Computing

Start Date: Sept 15, 1998 or possibly earlier

The School of Engineering at Stanford University has established

Forsythe Fellows in the Scientific Computing and Computational

Mathematics (SCCM) Program. These positions have a duration of two

years and are jointly funded through the School of Engineering and the

research support of faculty members in the SCCM Program. An optional

third year of funding may be available, contingent upon financial

resources.

Research

This particular fellowship will be associated with Professor Gene

Golub of the Computer Science Dept and the Program in Scientific

Computing and Computational Mathematics (SC-CM). The broad area of

research is in numerical linear algebra as applied to the solution of

large systems of equations derived from the discretization in pde's.

Expertise in Krylov space methods is required. In addition,

applicants should have a deep understanding of parallel architectures

and their use in a problem solving environment.

Teaching

The succesful candidate will be expected to be involved in the SCCM

program which is an interdisciplinary graduate program awarding MS and

PhD degrees. He/she will teach two courses within the SCCM program

each academic year and will also help in the administration of the

weekly SCCM seminar. Typically one of these courses may be at an

advanced level and in the field of interest of the succesful candidate

whilst the other will be an undergraduate, or beginning graduate,

level course in computational mathematics or numerical analysis.

For further information about the SCCM Program see the URL:

http://www-sccm.stanford.edu

For further information about the Forsythe Fellows program, please contact

Gene Golub

golub@sccm.stanford.edu

415-723-3124

Please mail applicaftions to:

Forsythe Fellow Committee

Computer Science Dept.

Gates 2B

Stanford University

Stanford CA 94305

USA

Attn. G Golub

The applicants should have three references sent to the Committee.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer.

Closing Date: Dec 15, 1997

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From: Lisa Fauci <ljf@math.tulane.edu>

Date: Thu, 4 Sep 1997 13:12:19 -0500

**Subject: Positions at Tulane University**

Subject to final budgetary approval, the Department of Mathematics of

Tulane University invites applications for two tenured or tenure-track

positions, beginning July 1, 1998. Our highest priority is hiring an

outstanding computational scientist. Our department's current research

interests in computing include adaptive methods for partial differential

equations, biological fluid dynamics, and electro-physiology. We also

welcome applications in other fields of mathematics.

Tulane is a comprehensive university located in New Orleans, Louisiana with

colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences, as well as Engineering, Business,

Public Health and Medicine. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in mathematics or

a related field, and should have a commitment to both research and teaching

in a liberal arts environment. A complete application consists of a vitae

and three letters of recommendation.

These should be sent to:

Hiring Committee

Department of Mathematics

Tulane University

New Orleans, LA 70118

Applicants can send their vitae by e-mail to:

jobsearch@math.tulane.edu .

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From: UMBC <suri@umbc2.umbc.edu>

Date: Thu, 04 Sep 1997 15:49:52 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Chairperson Postion at University of Maryland Baltimore County**

Chairperson, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

The University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for

the position of the Chair of the Department of Mathematics and

Statistics. Candidates should have an earned doctorate in mathematics,

statistics, or a closely related field, a strong research record, a

commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, and

demonstrated leadership skills. The candidate should be qualified for

the rank of tenured full professor and is expected to maintain a strong

research program.

Founded in 1966, UMBC, the youngest campus of the University of Maryland

System, is a medium-sized research university with a faculty of over 400

and 10,500 students. Its sponsored research stands at over $43 million

and the campus is a growing and dynamic institution. UMBC is conveniently

located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor near major industries,

federal labs, and sponsoring agencies.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers programs leading to

BA, BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Applied Mathematics and Statistics.

The department's 22 full-time faculty members maintain active research

in areas of applied mathematics and statistics and supervise

approximately 25 full-time and 30 part-time graduate students.

See the department's web site at http://www.math.umbc.edu for

further details.

Interested candidates should submit a CV, statement of goals, and the

names of four references to Math/Stat Chair Search Committee, Office of

the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore,

MD 21250. Screening of candidates will begin in November 1997 and will

continue until the position is filled. UMBC is an EOE/AA employer.

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From: Petr Prikryl <prikryl@math.cas.cz>

Date: Mon, 1 Sep 1997 13:00:33 -0100

**Subject: Contents, Applications of Mathematics**

Applications of Mathematics

Volume 42, Number 5, October 1997

CONTENTS

Homogenization of parabolic equations: an alternative approach

and some corrector-type results

Anders Holmborn

Existence and uniqueness for non-linear singular integral

equations used in fluid mechanics

E.G. Ladopoulos, V.A. Zisis

Bifurcation of periodic solutions in differential inclusions

Michal Fe\v{c}kan

Book reviews

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From: Beth Schad <tschoban@siam.org>

Date: Tue, 02 Sep 97 12:59:58 -0500

**Subject: Contents, SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis**

Contents

SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis

Volume 34, Number 5, OCTOBER 1997

Error Analysis for Chorin's Original Fully Discrete Projection Method and

Regularizations in Space and Time

Brian R. Wetton

Superconvergence of Numerical Solutions to Volterra Integral Equations with

Singularities

Qi-ya Hu

A New Algorithm for Computing Liquid Crystal Stable Configurations: The Harmonic

Mapping Case

Francois Alouges

First-Order System Least Squares for the Stokes Equations, With Application to

Linear Elasticity

Z. Cai, T. A. Manteuffel, and S. F. McCormick

Symplectic Finite Difference Approximations of the Nonlinear Klein-Gordon

Equation

D. B. Duncan

A Complete Convergence and Stability Theory for a Generalized Richardson

Extrapolation Process

Avram Sidi

Convergence of an Iterative Method for Total Variation Denoising

David C. Dobson and Curtis R. Vogel

Error Analysis of Symplectic Multiple Time Stepping

Todd R. Littell, Robert D. Skeel, and Meiqing Zhang

Optimal Approximability of Solutions of Singularly Perturbed Two-Point Boundary

Value Problems

R. Bruce Kellogg and Martin Stynes

Analysis of Least-Squares Finite Element Methods for the Navier-Stokes Equations

Pavel B. Bochev

FEM and BEM Coupling for a Nonlinear Transmission Problem with Signorini Contact

Carsten Carstensen and Joachim Gwinner

A Consistency Result for a Discrete-Velocity Model of the Boltzmann Equation

Andrzej Palczewski, Jacques Schneider, and Alexandre V. Bobylev

Monte Carlo Variance of Scrambled Net Quadrature

Art B. Owen

On Krylov Subspace Approximations to the Matrix Exponential Operator

Marlis Hochbruck and Christian Lubich

Symplectic Methods Based on Decompositions

A. L. Araujo, A. Murua, and J. M. Sanz-Serna

A Variational Method in Image Recovery

Gilles Aubert and Luminita Vese

Analysis and Approximation of Conservation Laws with Source Terms

J. M. Greenberg, A. Y. LeRoux, R. Baraille, and A. Noussair

Large-Scale Continuation and Numerical Bifurcation for Partial Differential

Equations

Bryan D. Davidson

Application of Threshold-Accepting to the Evaluation of the Discrepancy of a Set

of Points

Peter Winker and Kai-Tai Fang

Analysis of the Cell Vertex Finite Volume Method for the Cauchy-Riemann

Equations

M. Vanmaele, K. W. Morton, E. Suli, and A. Borzi

Symplectic Runge-Kutta Schemes I: Order Conditions

M. Sofroniou and W. Oevel

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