- Today's Editor:
- Cleve Moler
- The MathWorks, Inc.
- moler@mathworks.com

- Richard Askey Elected to National Academy of Sciences
- Henrici Prize
- Developing an Interdisciplanary Masters Program
- Series Acceleration
- High-order Scheme for Time-dependent Schroedinger Equation
- Convection Dominated Diffusion
- Test Bench for Dynamical Systems
- Correction, High Performance Algorithms for Structured Matrix Problems
- New Book, Plasticity: Mathematical Theory and Numerical Analysis
- Symposium on Numerical Solution of Initial Value Problems
- International Workshop on Computational Physics
- Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Materials Science
- Conference Honoring Gilbert Strang
- Professur fuer Diskrete Mathematik, Universitaet Trier
- Visiting Position at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- Postdoctoral Position at Rice University
- Visiting Positions at Michigan State University
- Visiting Position at Utah State University
- Faculty Position at the Witwatersrand University
- Research Position at Aachen University of Technology, Germany
- Postdoctoral Position at University of Tennessee
- Contents, Constructive Approximation

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From: Carl de Boor <deboor@cs.wisc.edu>

Date: Thu, 29 Apr 1999 12:27:48 -0500

**Subject: Richard Askey Elected to National Academy of Sciences**

FYI, Richard Askey has been elected to membership in the [US] National

Academy of Sciences.

Congratulations, Dick!

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

Date: Wed, 28 Apr 99 13:34:03 PDT

**Subject: Henrici Prize**

The first Peter Henrici Prize will be presented at the ICIAM meeting

in Edinburgh in July, 1999. This Prize, sponsored by SIAM and ETHZ,

is to be given to honor Peter Henrici who was such an eminent figure

in Applied Mathematics and Numerical Analysis. In addition to all his

scientific achievements, he wrote numerous books and papers in an

elegant manner, communicating ideas coherently and logically.

The Peter Henrici Prize is awarded for original contributions to

applied analysis and numerical analysis and/or for exposition

appropriate for applied mathematics and scientific computing. The

award is intended to recognize broad and extended contributions to

these subjects, more than a single outstanding work.

The initial award has been arranged by G. Gonnet of ETHZ.

We solicit nominations for this prize. Please send your nomination

with evidence of support to golub@sccm.stanford.edu by May 17, 1999.

Walter Gander & Gene Golub

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From: Ken Li <kli@selu.edu>

Date: Sun, 25 Apr 1999 12:29:26 -0500 (CDT)

**Subject: Developing an Interdisciplanary Masters Program**

Dear Editor:

The Department of Mathematics in Southeastern Louisiana University

is working together with Chemistry and Physics, Computer Sciences and

Industrial Technology on developing an interdisciplanary master program in

Applied Math, Sciences and Technology. We are looking for an outside

consultant. If any one is interested in doing this, please contact me.

Thanks a lot.

Ken Li

Department of Mathematics

Southeastern Louisiana University

Hammond, LA 70817

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From: Amir Borji <aborji@aftab.uwaterloo.ca>

Date: Sun, 25 Apr 1999 18:44:04 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Series Acceleration**

Does anyone have a reliable subroutine for implementing the Shanks

transform (Wynn algorithm) for series acceleration? I appreciate it.

What can we do if sometimes two consecutive terms of the

series become equal?

Amir Borji

Ph.D student

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Waterloo

Waterloo, Ontario

Canada N2L 3G1

Phone : (519) 888-4567 Ext: 6615

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From: Matthias Ehrhardt <ehrhardt@math.TU-Berlin.DE>

Date: Thu, 29 Apr 1999 15:38:54 +0200 (MET DST)

**Subject: High-order Scheme for Time-dependent Schroedinger Equation**

Dear NA Experts,

Could anyone please propose me literature or program codes (preferably

FORTRAN or C) on a finite difference method for the time-dependent linear

schroedinger equation in one space dimension which is at least 3rd order

in time and conserves the mass (discrete L2 norm), like the Crank-Nicolson

FD scheme.

Thank you very much in advance,

Matthias Ehrhardt <ehrhardt@math.tu-berlin.de>

Department of Mathematics, Sekr.MA 6-2, TU Berlin,

Strasse des 17. Juni 136, D-10623 Berlin, Germany.

phone +49 +30 314-79155 fax +49 +30 314-79546

HOMEPAGE: http://www.math.tu-berlin.de/~ehrhardt

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From: Daoqi Yang <yang@math.wayne.edu>

Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1999 15:25:10 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Convection Dominated Diffusion**

Dear collegues:

I have a question about convection-dominated diffusion problems.

I am implementing a new numerical scheme whose accuracy (the error

between exact solution and numerical solution in L2 norm) does not

deteriorate as the Peclet number (the ratio of convection

coefficient over diffusion coefficient) goes to infinity. That is,

the accuracy remains basically the same when the Peclet number

is 1, 10^2 (10 to the power of 2), 10^5, 10^{10}, 10^{50},

and 10^{100} on a fixed grid.

My first question is if anyone can provide me with references

showing that the accuracy deteriorates as the Peclet number

is increased for finite element, difference, volume methods and

other methods. I know standard numerical methods can perform

arbitrarily badly when convection strongly dominates diffusion,

but do not know published (or to be published) results showing this.

My second question is if anyone knows any numerical method whose

accuracy does not deteriorate as the Peclet number goes to infinity.

I would like to do a numerical comparison as part of a paper.

Thanks,

Dr. Daoqi Yang

Dapartment of Mathematics Phone: (313)577-2491

Wayne State University Fax: (313)577-7596

656 W. Kirby St, #1150 email: yang@math.wayne.edu

Detroit, MI 48202 http://www.math.wayne.edu/~yang

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From: Yuri Senichenkov <sen@dcn.nord.nw.ru>

Date: Tue, 27 Apr 1999 15:28:43 +0400

**Subject: Test Bench for Dynamical Systems**

Dear Colleagues,

We are interested in new Ordinary Differential Equations solvers,

Differential Algebraic Equations-solvers and Nonlinear Algebraic Equations

solvers that may be used for simulating hybrid systems (see below). We can

link new solvers on ones' own if you send FORTRAN text. You my do it by

yourself if you will follow our instructions about DLL structure. If you

want to compare your software with build in our tool on our test collection,

join our project.

Best regards,

Yuri. B. Senichenkov

St. Petersburg Technical University

e-mail: sen@dsn.nord.nw.ru

Model Vision Studium (MVS) is the virtual test bench for modeling and

simulation of complex dynamical systems based on Object-Oriented Technology.

Hybrid Automata is used in MVS as the main mathematical model of a complex

dynamical system. The graphical form of Hybrid Automata named Behavior-Chart

is used for visual representation of a hybrid behavior. Hybrid Automata may

be described as oriented graph. Graph nodes are interpreted as local continues

activities given in a form of algebraic-differential equations. Graph

edges point to next possible local behavior. To each edge is prescribed a

predicate with given node-leaving conditions and lists of momentum actions are

taken when a node is leaving. The more general allowed form of local behavior

in MVS is a system of algebraic-differential equations, where A may be

singular, but the index of a system should be equal to one. We recommend

user to construct a Behavior-Chart thus a solved system has fixed structure

and smooth right-hand sides. The three Equation Solvers may be suggested in

this case. They are ODE-solver, DAE-solver and AE-solver. By Equation Solver

we mean a heuristic algorithm that choose the simplest numerical software for

solving a problem with user prescribed tolerance. All our Solvers are based

on available in INTERNET numerical software, namely ODEPACK, Hairer, Norsett,

Wanner and Hairer, Wanner collection, DASSEL and some others programs. The

MVS numerical library is written in FORTRAN and arranges as DLL. The main

goal of any MVS Solver is to solve automatically given numerical problem

using current information about its properties or to say user that it is

impossible. In last case user may try to solve difficult problem step-by-step

under user's control of tolerance and order of methods. The included in MVS

numerical library software has been tested on special collection. The

collection consists of linear and non-linear problems with known analytical

solutions. New test problems for ODE, DAE and AE-solvers are suggested. An

analytical solution is used for estimation of global error. MVS has two main

components that are MODEL Editor and TEST-BENCH. The test-bench gives

possibility to debug and simulate developed model. The special tools

such as "Symbolic modeling of dynamical systems", "Parametric Identification",

"Linearized model" are developing now and will be available for the users

of MVS.

For more details please visit our home page - http:// www.xjtek.com

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From: Marcin Paprzycki <marcin@orca.st.usm.edu>

Date: Wed, 28 Apr 1999 23:05:15 -0500 (CDT)

**Subject: Correction, High Performance Algorithms for Structured Matrix Problems**

Dear Colleagues,

In the new book information, published in the last NA-Digest, there was an

error in the URL and the publisher name was missing. I apologize for the

problems. Here is the complete info:

HIGH PERFORMANCE ALGORITHMS FOR STRUCTURED MATRIX PROBLEMS

Edited by: Peter Arbenz, Marcin Paprzycki, Ahmed H. Sameh, Vivek Sarin

Volume II in the Series:

Advances in the Theory of Computation and

Computational Mathematics

http://orca.st.usm.edu/actp

ISBN 1-56072-594-X

published by:

NOVA Science Books (http://www.nexusworld.com/nova/)

Regards,

Marcin Paprzycki phone: 601-266-6639

Department of Computer Science and Statistics or: 601-266-4949

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5106, USA FAX: 601-266-6452

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From: Weimin Han <whan@math.uiowa.edu>

Date: Wed, 28 Apr 1999 13:01:40 -0500 (CDT)

**Subject: New Book, Plasticity: Mathematical Theory and Numerical Analysis**

New Book: ``Plasticity: Mathematical Theory and Numerical Analysis''

By Weimin Han and B. Daya Reddy

392 pp, 35 illustrations

Springer-Verlag New York

ISBN: 0-387-98704-5, Hardcover, $69.95

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. Continuum Mechanics and Elastoplasticity Theory

1. Preliminaries

2. Continuum Mechanics and Linear Elasticity

3. Elastoplastic Media

4. The Plastic Flow Law in a Convex Analytic Setting

II. The Variational Problems of Elastoplasticity

5. Results from Functional Analysis and Function Spaces

6. Variational Equations and Inequalities

7. The Primal Variational Problem of Elastoplasticity

8. The Dual Variational Problem of Elastoplasticity

III. Numerical Analysis of the Variational Problems

9. Introduction to Finite Element Analysis

10. Approximation of Variational Problems

11. Approximations of the Abstract Problem

12. Numerical Analysis of the Primal Problem

13. Numerical Analysis of the Dual Problem

SUMMARY

The theory of elastoplastic media is now a mature branch of solid

and structural mechanics, having experienced significant development

during the latter half of this century. This monograph focuses on

theoretical aspects of the small-strain theory of hardening

elastoplasticity. It is intended to provide a reasonably comprehensive

and unified treatment of the mathematical theory and numerical analysis,

exploiting in particular the great advantages to be gained by placing

the theory in a convex analytic context.

The book is divided into three parts. The first part provides a

detailed introduction to plasticity, in which the mechanics of

elastoplastic behavior is emphasized. The second part is taken up with

mathematical analysis of the elastoplasticity problem. The third part

is devoted to error analysis of various semi-discrete and fully discrete

approximations for variational formulations of the elastoplasticity.

The work is intended for a wide audience: this would include specialists

in plasticity who wish to know more about the mathematical theory, as

well as those with a background in the mathematical sciences who seek a

self-contained account of the mechanics and mathematics of plasticity

theory.

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From: Karel in 't Hout <hout@wi.leidenuniv.nl>

Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 14:12:07 +0200

**Subject: Symposium on Numerical Solution of Initial Value Problems**

A one-day symposium The Numerical Solution of Initial Value Problems

will be held at the Mathematical Institute of Leiden University on

Friday 21st May 1999. The aim of the symposium is to discuss both

theoretical and practical aspects of numerical solution methods for

initial value problems for ordinary and partial differential equations.

The speakers at the symposium are

H. Brunner (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada),

J.C. Butcher (University of Auckland, New Zealand),

P.J. van der Houwen (CWI/University of Amsterdam),

W.H. Hundsdorfer (CWI),

R.M.M. Mattheij (Eindhoven University of Technology),

J.L.M. van Dorsselaer (CWI/Utrecht University).

The full program of the symposium, together with further information, is

given at http://www.wi.leidenuniv.nl/~hout/symp.html or can be obtained

from K.J. in 't Hout (hout@wi.leidenuniv.nl), Mathematical Institute,

Leiden University, Niels Bohrweg 1, 2333 CA Leiden, The Netherlands.

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From: Zhangxin Chen <zchen@dragon.math.smu.edu>

Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 09:44:34 -0500

**Subject: International Workshop on Computational Physics**

The deadline for submitting an abstract has been

extended from April 30 to May 30, 1999.

Second Announcement and Call for Papers

International Workshop on Computational Physics:

Fluid Flow and Transport in Porous Media

Place: The International Center of Computational Physics,

Beijing, China

Date: August 2-6, 1999

Co-sponsored and supported by

National Natural Science Foundation of China

The Beijing Institute of Applied Physics and

Computational Mathematics

The Chinese State Key Basic Research Project

The U.S. Army Research Office

The Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development

The Office of Naval Research

International Program Committee:

Zhangxin Chen (Chairman), Southern Methodist University, USA

Jim Douglas, Jr., Purdue University, USA

Richard E. Ewing (Co-Chairman), Texas A&M University, USA

Michele L. D. Gaudreault, Office of Aerospace Research & Development, USA

Ian Gladwell, Southern Methodist University, USA

Guan-Ren Huan, China National Petroleum Corp., China

Long-Jun Shen, Beijing Institute of Applied Physics and Computational

Mathematics, China

Zhong-Ci Shi (Co-Chairman), Academy of Sciences, China

Kailasam R. Iyer, U.S. Army Research Office (ARO), USA

Yi-Rang Yuan, Shandong University, China

Invited Speakers (confirmed):

Todd Arbogast, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Zhangxin Chen, Southern Methodist University, USA

Craig Douglas, University of Kentucky, USA

Jim Douglas, Jr., Purdue University, USA

Magne Espedal, University of Bergen, Norway

Richard E. Ewing, Texas A&M University, USA

Jerome Jaffre, INRIA-Rocquencourt, France

Stephen L. Lyon, Mobil, USA

Hou-De Han, Tsinghua University, China

Kai-Tai Li, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China

Guan Qin, Mobil, USA

Thomas Russell, University of Colorado, USA

Li-Ming Yeh, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Long-Jun Shen, IAPCM, China

Zhong-Ci Shi, Academy of Sciences, China

Bing Wang, Institute of Atmospherical Physics, China

Hong Wang, University of South Carolina, USA

Mary F. Wheeler, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Yi-Rang Yuan, Shandong University, China

Guan-Quan Zhang, Academy of Sciences, China

Local Organization Committee:

Zhong-Zhi Bai, CAS, Beijing

Long-Jun Shen, IAPCM, Beijing

Xi-Jun Yu, IAPCM, Beijing

Shi-Zhen Zhang, CAS, Beijing

Workshop Themes:

(1) Flow and Transport in Porous Media

(2) Numerical Methods

(3) Parallel Computation

(4) Optimization

(5) Surface Water and Ocean Modeling

(6) Chemically Reactive Phenomena

(7) Environmental Remediation

(8) Atmospheric Modeling

(9) Earthquake Modeling

(10) Multiscale Phenomena

(11) Media Characterization

Call for Papers:

People wishing to present a paper in a field

related to the workshop themes are invited

to submit a one-page abstract by May 30, 1999

to Dr. Xi-Jun YU. Email: y_xijun@hotmail.com,

fax: (86-10) 6205-7289, and mailing address:

Lab of Computational Physics, Institute of Applied

Physics and Computational Mathematics, PO Box 8009-26,

Beijing 100088, P.R. China. Also, see

http://www.mgnet.org/mgnet/conferences/iwcp-fftpm.0899.html

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From: Michael Miksis <miksis@nwu.edu>

Date: Thu, 29 Apr 1999 08:40:23 -0500

**Subject: Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Materials Science**

Dear Colleagues:

Announcing a special conference on interface problems in fluid

mechanics and materials science. The conference, entitled "Interfaces for

the Twenty-First Century," will take place on August 16-18, 1999 in

Monterey, CA. See below for more details.

Note that with the financial support of NSF and NASA, we will be

offering a limited number of support awards on a competitive basis.

Details are below and on the conference web site.

If you would like to come, please register and make your hotel

reservations NOW. Monterey is a prime vacation spot and the hotel we have

chosen will be sold out SOON.

Thank you,

The Organizing Committee

Marc Smith

Mike Miksis

Paul Neitzel

Jeff McFadden

David Canright

Announcing a special conference entitled

INTERFACES FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

New Research Directions in

Fluid Mechanics and Materials Science

August 16 - 18, 1999

Monterey Plaza Hotel

Monterey, CA

CONFERENCE THEME AND FORMAT

An international, multidisciplinary conference on interface problems

in fluid mechanics and materials science. Experiments and state-of-the-art

techniques for the modeling, analysis, and numerical simulation of problems

such as contact-line motion, thin liquid and solid films, and

solidification will be presented.

The conference will consist of a series of invited lectures,

contributed papers in poster form, and a roundtable discussion session on

new research directions in interfacial science.

At the conference banquet, there will be a special tribute

acknowledging the contributions to interfacial mechanics and mathematics by

Professor Stephen H. Davis on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday.

INVITED SPEAKERS

The speakers in the field of fluid mechanics are:

G. Barenblatt (U C Berkeley), H.-C. Chang (U Notre Dame),

E. B. Dussan V. (Schlumberger Corp), D. Gallez (U Libre Bruxelles),

E. J. Hinch (Cambridge U), L. M. Hocking (U College London),

R. E. Kelly (UCLA), J. Koplik (Levich Institute),

T. Maxworthy (U Southern California), J. A. Sethian (U C Berkeley),

S. M. Troian (Princeton U), G. Tryggvason (U Michigan).

The speakers in the field of materials science are:

R. A. Brown (MIT), M. E. Glicksman (RPI), R. V. Kohn (Courant Institute),

W. Kurz (EPFL), G. B. McFadden (NIST), U. Mueller (FZ Karlsruhe),

R. F. Sekerka (Carnegie Mellon U), P. W. Voorhees (Northwestern U),

A. A. Wheeler (U Southampton), M. G. Worster (Cambridge U).

PARTICIPANT SUPPORT FUND

The financial support of the National Science Foundation and the National

Aeronautics and Space Administration has allowed us to create a Participant

Support Fund to provide financial aid to needy conference participants and

to encourage broad participation in the conference. The Fund will provide a

limited number of support awards on a competitive basis to mathematicians,

scientists, and engineers based on individual need and the potential of the

participant to contribute to the aims of the NSF and NASA in terms of

strengthening and enriching the science and engineering personnel base of

our nation.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Marc K. Smith, Georgia Tech

Michael J. Miksis, Northwestern U

G. Paul Neitzel, Georgia Tech

Geoffrey B. McFadden, NIST

David R. Canright, Naval Postgraduate School

MORE INFORMATION

Complete information is available on the conference web site at

http://www.mindspring.com/~nastec/interfaces/

There you will find information on the Conference Program and Poster

Session, registration forms and instructions, information on the

Participant Support Fund with application instructions, and information on

the conference hotel with reservation instructions. Please make your

reservations and register for the conference as early as you can, SPACE IS

LIMITED.

If you have any general questions on the conference format, poster session,

or Participant Support Fund, send e-mail to

marc.smith@me.gatech.edu

If you have questions related to registration or to hotel reservations,

send e-mail to our conference service company at

nastec@mindspring.com

We look forward to seeing you in August for a scientifically stimulating

and socially relaxing meeting on the shores of Monterey Bay.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

We have received financial support for this conference from the following

agencies. Their support is greatly appreciated.

NASA OLMSA Microgravity Research Division

NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences

Program in Applied Mathematics

Program in Computational Mathematics

NSF Division of Chemical and Transport Systems

Program in Fluid, Particulate, and Hydraulic Systems

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From: Hermann Matthies <H.Matthies@tu-bs.de>

Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1999 01:59:42 +0100 (METDST)

**Subject: Conference Honoring Gilbert Strang**

CONFERENCE ON

PERSPECTIVES IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS

to honour

GILBERT STRANG

on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday

December 3-4, 1999

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA, USA

http://www-math.mit.edu/~gsfest/

A conference will be held in December 1999 to celebrate the 65th

birthday of Gilbert Strang. The conference will focus on topics of

current research interest in applied mathematics, emphasizing results

which have been motivated by Gil Strang's work. The keynote address

will be given by Peter Lax. The mathematical community is warmly

invited to attend.

For additional information about this conference, please point your

browser to

http://www-math.mit.edu/~gsfest/

or send e-mail to: gsfest@math.mit.edu

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From: Reiner Horst <mathopt@dm5.uni-trier.de>

Date: Wed, 28 Apr 1999 10:05:32 +0200

**Subject: Professur fuer Diskrete Mathematik, Universitaet Trier**

UNIVERSITAET TRIER

In der Abteilung Mathematik des Fachbereichs IV der Universitaet Trier werden Studiengaenge fuer Wirtschaftsmathematik, Angewandte Mathematik sowie ein Lehramtsstudiengang Mathematik angeboten. Das praxisorientierte Studienangebot sieht eine Integration der Schwerpunkte Angewandte Analysis, Mathematische Finanzmarktanalyse, Numerik, Operations Research und Statistik mit den

Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften sowie der Informatik vor.

Fuer diese Studiengaenge ist eine

C4-Professur fuer Diskrete Mathematik/Optimierung

baldmoeglichst zu besetzen.

Der/Die kuenftige Stelleninhaber/in soll z.B. Optimierung, Graphentheorie, Kombinatorik, Algorithmen oder verwandte Gebiete sowie deren Anwendungen,

insbesondere im Operations Research, in Forschung und Lehre vertreten. Er/Sie soll vorwiegend den Studienschwerpunkt Operations Research mitvertreten

und das Graduiertenkolleg ``Mathematische Optimierung'' mittragen.

Von den Bewerbern/Bewerberinnen wird Aufgeschlossenheit fuer das Trierer Studienkonzept erwartet sowie die Bereitschaft, sich in angemessenem Umfang an den Grundvorlesungen zu beteiligen.

Voraussetzung fuer die Berufung ist die Habilitation oder der Nachweis gleichwertiger wissenschaftlicher Leistungen und paedagogische Eignung.

Das Land Rheinland--Pfalz und die Universitaet Trier vertreten ein Betreuungskonzept, bei dem eine hohe Praesenz der Lehrenden am Hochschulort erwartet wird.

Die Universitaet Trier strebt eine Erhoehung des Anteils der Frauen im wissenschaftlichen Bereich an und fordert deshalb entsprechend qualifizierte Wissenschaftlerinnen auf, sich zu bewerben.

Schwerbehinderte werden bei entsprechender Eignung bevorzugt eingestellt.

Bewerbungen mit den ueblichen Unterlagen sind bis 04.06.1999

zu richten an den

Dekan des Fachbereichs IV

Professor Dr. Dieter Baum

Universitaet Trier - C 340

54286 Trier

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From: George Miel <miel@nevada.edu>

Date: Thu, 29 Apr 1999 18:51:05 -0700 (PDT)

**Subject: Visiting Position at University of Nevada, Las Vegas**

Applications are invited for a Visiting Assistant Professor for the

academic year beginning Fall 1999 in the

Department of Mathematical Sciences

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Box 454020

Las Vegas, NV 89154-4020

(702) 895-3567

Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in numerical analysis or a closely

related field with experience in scientific computing. Please send a

letter of application, vita, and at least three letters of recommendation

to one of the individuals listed below. E-mail submissions are encouraged.

Prof. Rohan Dalpatadu or Prof. George Miel

dalpatad@nevada.edu miel@nevada.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain

open until filled and is contingent upon funding. Salary will be commensurate

with qualifications and experience. For more information, see the UNLV World

Wide Web site at: http://www.unlv.edu. AA/EOE. Minorities, Women, Veterans

and the Disabled are encouraged to apply.

------------------------------

From: Scott Collis <collis@rice.edu>

Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1999 14:02:45 -0500

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at Rice University**

Post-Doctoral Research Position

Reduced Basis Methods for Optimal Control of Turbulence

Rice University

Houston, Texas, USA

Closure date: May 31, 1999

An immediate opening is available for a post-doctoral research associate at Rice

University. The successful candidate will participate in an ongoing research

program in the optimization and control of complex fluid systems. Working in

conjunction with researchers in fluid mechanics and applied mathematics, this

individual will explore the integration of Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD)

applied to canonical turbulent flows into iterative methods for optimal

turbulence control. This project is designed so that the successful candidate

will gain experience in the areas of computational fluid dynamics, flow control,

optimization, reduced bases methods, and parallel computing.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or Applied Mathematics

with a strong background and interest in numerical methods, turbulence

simulation, and/or optimization. This position would commence immediately and

is available for at least one year. The competitive salary will be commensurate

with experience and qualifications.

Interested individuals should send a curriculum vitae including: publication

list, the names of at least three references (addresses, telephone, and fax

numbers), and a statement of relevant research experience and interests to:

Prof. S. Scott Collis

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Rice University, MS 321

P.O. Box 1892

Houston, TX 77251-1892

(713) 527-8101 x3617

collis@rice.edu

or

Prof. Matthias Heinkenschloss

Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics

Rice University, MS 134

P.O. Box 1892

Houston, TX 77251-1892

(713) 285-5176

heinken@caam.rice.edu

The closure date for receipt of all materials is May 31, 1991. Applicants must

have proof of legal authorization to work in the United States. Rice University

is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

------------------------------

From: Gang Bao <bao@math.ufl.edu>

Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1999 17:38:26 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Visiting Positions at Michigan State University**

Michigan State University

Department of Mathematics

Applications are invited for one (possibly two) postdoc/visiting assistant

professor position beginning in fall 1999. The postdoc will be working on

research problems in mathematical modeling of electromagnetics and optics.

The requirements include: PhD in appl math, strong background in

numerical/applied pde, and strong interests in mathematical modeling.

There will be some teaching involved with a reasonable load.

Please e-mail your application to bao@math.ufl.edu.

------------------------------

From: Joe Koebbe <koebbe@sunfs.math.usu.edu>

Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1999 16:54:32 -0600 (MDT)

**Subject: Visiting Position at Utah State University**

Visiting Assistant Professor in Applied Mathematics

A one year visiting position in Applied Mathematics is available for

the academic year 1999-2000 at Utah State University, in Logan, Utah.

A Ph.D. in Mathematics or closely related field is required. Among the

areas of interest are Nonlinear Waves, Dynamical Systems, Numerical Analysis,

Mathematical Biology/Ecology, Optimization, Industrial Problems. The

position entails teaching two courses per semester and supporting the

Department's Applied Mathematics and Industrial Mathematics programs.

Salary negotiable, but approximately at entry level. Applications and

names of references (who can address both teaching and research), should

be sent to:

Dr. E. Stone

Applied Math Search

Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics

Utah State University

Logan, UT 84322-3900

or electronically to:

stone@math.usu.edu

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Direct all

enquires to E. Stone at the above address. Further information about the

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, as well as Utah State

University, is available at www.math.usu.edu. Information on the Industrial

Math Masters program can be found at www.jk.math.usu.edu/koebbe/IMS.

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From: Montaz Ali <mali@cam.wits.ac.za>

Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 19:28:02 +0200 (SAT)

**Subject: Faculty Position at the Witwatersrand University**

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTATIONAL AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for permanent

lectureship / senior lectureship appointments in computational and applied

mathematics. The successful applicants will assume duties on 1 January 2000.

In one of the appointments the successful applicant will be required to

contribute to the teaching and administration of the first year service

course "Computational Mathematics" in the Commerce Faculty.

The research interests of the department are: numerical analysis, control

theory and optimization, differential equations, fluid and solid mechanics,

mathematics of finance, industrial mathematics, image processing and

astronomy.

DUTIES :

teach courses in computational and applied mathematics as

determined by the Head of Department

undertake research

supervise higher degree students

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Lecturer R63 300 - R102 276 p.a.

Senior Lecturer R87 132 - R115 716 p.a.

with annual bonus, generous leave, retirement fund, medical aid, car scheme,

housing subsidy (if eligible), relocation allowance, 100% financial

assistance towards dependants' University studies (if applicable).

ENQUIRIES:

Dr Montaz Ali,

Lecturer, Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics

Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg, South Africa

tel: (011) 716-3969 or

e-mail: mali@cam.wits.ac.za

To apply, submit a detailed CV with names, addresses and contact numbers of

3 referees and certified copies of degrees / professional qualifications to:

The Personnel Office (Academic), University of the Witwatersrand, Private

Bag 3, Wits 2050, South Africa. State whether or not you want to be

considered for the appointment to contribute to the teaching and

administration of the first year service course "Computational Mathematics"

in the Commerce Faculty.

CLOSING DATE: 28 MAY 1999

QUOTE REF: THES-19566

THE UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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From: Martin Buecker <buecker@sc.rwth-aachen.de>

Date: Wed, 28 Apr 1999 20:59:40 +0200

**Subject: Research Position at Aachen University of Technology, Germany**

The Institute for Scientific Computing at Aachen University

of Technology has a vacancy for a research position (salary

scale BAT IIa, typically around DM 70,000/year).

The position is available immediately. The initial appointment

is for 3 years with the possibility of a two-year extension.

The position requires a German university diploma or equivalent

and provides the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree.

This work takes place in a stimulating, interdisciplinary,

and international environment in the field of high-performance

computing. Particular areas of research of interest are methods,

tools and applications of computational differentiation.

Tasks will include teaching and project management work

within this new institute (http://www.sc.rwth-aachen.de).

The successful applicant is expected to have a very good

degree in computer science, mathematics or a closely

related subject, as well as good knowledge of English.

Previous knowledge of compiler design, code optimization

and tool development for parallel systems or parallel

numerical software is also desirable.

The university is commited to increasing the representation

of women on its scientific staff. Women scientists are

therefore particularly encouraged to apply. Applications by

scientists with a disability are also welcome.

Applications, including your CV, list of publications and

three references should be submitted to the address below

within four weeks.

Prof. Christian Bischof, Ph.D.

Institute for Scientific Computing

Aachen University of Technology (RWTH)

Seffenter Weg 23

52074 Aachen

Germany

e-mail: bischof@sc.rwth-aachen.de

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From: Bob Ward <ward@cs.utk.edu>

Date: Thu, 29 Apr 1999 19:03:24 -0400

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at University of Tennessee**

Research Position Available

at The University of Tennessee

in High-Performance Scientific Computing

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in

high-performance scientific computing at the Department of Computer

Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The candidate selected

will collaborate with a research team in the development of new

high-performance serial and parallel algorithms for solving important

matrix (numerical linear algebra) problems arising from materials

science applications. The initial focus will be on eigenvalue problems.

The position requires experience in the development of parallel matrix

algorithms in either C or Fortran, strong working knowledge of LAPACK

and experience working with scaLAPACK and parallel computers.

Among the benefits of the position are a competitive salary, travel

opportunities, access to state-of-the-art computational facilities

(including parallel architectures, high-performance workstations, and

high-performance networks), and opportunities to participate in leading

research collaborations in advanced scientific computing involving

internationally recognized scientists.

Inquiries should be directed to ward@cs.utk.edu

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From: Constructive Approximation <ca@tarski.math.usf.edu>

Date: Wed, 28 Apr 1999 16:54:56 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Contents, Constructive Approximation**

CONTENTS, Constructive Approximation

Vol. 15 Number. 3 1999

311-336 T. Kunkle

Exponential Box-Like Splines on Nonuniform Grids

337-353 Qingtang Jiang and Zouwei Shen

On Existence and Weak Stability of Matrix Refinable

Functions

355-367 P. Vertesi

On the Lebesgue Function of Weighted Lagrange

Interpolation. I. (Freud-Type Weights)

369-379 J. Levesley and A. K. Kushpel

On the Norm of the Fourier-Gegenbauer Projection

in Weighted $L_p$ Spaces

381-426 I. Daubechies, I. Guskov, and W. Sweldens

Regularity of Irregular Subdivision

427-440 K.-J. Wirths

Extreme Bloch Functions and Summation Methods

for Bloch Functions

441-465 Qiyu Sun

Sobolev Exponent Estimate and Asymptotic Regularity

of the $M$-Band Daubechies' Scaling Functions

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