NA Digest Sunday, January 21, 2001 Volume 01 : Issue 03

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From: Jerzy Wasniewski <>
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 09:02:44 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Jerzy Wasniewski Birthday Slides and Photos

Copies of the slides from my 70th birthday lecture

"A look back: 44 years of scientific computing"
are available from

Ps :

Photos from the lecture and from the reception after lecture are on


From: Paul Tupper <>
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 16:07:27 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Numerical Analysis Haiku Project

The Numerical Analysis Haiku Project (NAHP) is an initiative to gather
haikus about or relating to numerical analysis. Here are two examples:

Non-conforming yet
Darn well approximating
Wee edge element.

Backward Euler step,
Demands nonlinear solve,
Yet stable-- and how!

A haiku consists of three lines. The first and third lines must have 5
syllables each; the second line must have seven. We have dropped the
requirement that a season of the year be mentioned. Submissions in any
language are accepted. A selection will be published on the NAHP Web site.

Submit to or

Nilima Nigam, Paul Tupper
NAHP Managing Editors


From: Sanjay Mehrotra <>
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 19:22:53 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Optimization Online

The Mathematical Programming Society and the Optimization Technology
Center (Argonne / Northwestern) are pleased to announce "Optimization
Online": a new web-based repository of e-prints on optimization and
related topics available at

We encourage everyone in the optimization community to post technical
reports on the site and to check out the latest reports by
others. After many months of preparation, we believe that our site is
ready to handle a tidal wave of submissions, so give us your best shot!

You can also sign up for a digest of submissions, to be emailed at the
end of each month.

Submissions are moderated by members of a Coordinators Board, who
check for correctness and completeness of the author-title-URL
information but do not usually referee the content of each report.
Authors may change their report listing and upload new versions of
their reports as necessary. Authors are responsible for following
applicable copyright laws, removing their report when required to do
so by its publisher.

The scope of technical reports to be posted on Optimization Online
roughly corresponds to that of the major journals in
optimization. Reports are organized by a subject classification
scheme; see site for details.

Please send comments and questions about Optimization Online to

Karen Aardal, Jean-Pierre Goux, Sanjay Mehrotra, Steve Wright
Principal Coordinators, Optimization Online.


From: Volker Mehrmann <mehrmann@math.TU-Berlin.DE>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 16:59:05 +0100 (MET)
Subject: SIAG/LA Prize in Applied Linear Algebra

SIAG/LA prize in Applied Linear Algebra:

The prize for the best paper in Applied Linear Algebra for the
years 1997-2000 was presented at the 7th SIAM Conference on Applied
Linear Algebra in Raleigh October 2000.

The prize, consisting of a calligraphed certificate and a plaque,
was awarded to two parties, to Olga Holtz from the University of Wisconsin
in Madison, and to the team of Alan Edelman from MIT and Erik Elmroth and
Bo Kagstroem from the University of Umea in Sweden.

In her prize winning paper, "Not All GKK Tau-Matrices are Stable"
(Linear Algebra Appl. vol. 291, no. 1-3, pp 235-244, 1999), Olga Holtz
solves a long standing open problem concerning the location of spectra
for two important classes of matrices that arise frequently in

In their prize winning paper "A Geometric Approach to Perturbation
Theory of Matrices and Matrix Pencils. Part I: Versal Deformations"
(SIAM. J. Matrix Anal. Appl., vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 653-692, 1997),
Alan Edelman, Erik Elmroth and Bo Kagstroem introduce the
geometric theory of versal deformations to derive metrical information
for the perturbation theory of the Kronecker canonical form of a
matrix pencil.

The members of the prize committee were Volker Mehrmann
(chair), Uwe Helmke, Danny Hershkowitz, Nick Higham and Zdenek Strakos.

Nick Higham has published photos of the winners on his webpage, at


From: Peter Schmid <pjs@CIMS.NYU.EDU>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 14:01:24 -0500 (EST)
Subject: New Book, Stability and Transition in Shear Flows

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the pubication of our book

"Stability and Transition in Shear Flows"

by Springer-Verlag (Applied Mathematical Sciences 142;
ISBN 0-387-98985-4; Hardcover - 565 pages).

This textbook gives a modern introduction to the hydrodynamic
stability theory of shear flows. It treats both classical theories
such as modal analysis, weakly nonlinear theory and resonances, and
more recent developments such as nonmodal analysis, receptivity, and
secondary instability theory. The last chapter addresses transition
in shear flows and applies numerous techniques developed in the book
to analyze and quantify transition scenarios for a variety of shear
flows. Simple model problems to motivate mathematical concepts are
used throughout the book, as are experimental results and computed
illustrations to complement theoretical findings. A table of contents
is given below.

Best regards,

Peter Schmid Dan Henningson
Univ. Washington, Seattle KTH, Stockholm

1 Introduction and General Results
2 Linear Inviscid Analysis
3 Eigensolutions to the Viscous Problem
4 The Viscous Initial Value Problem
5 Nonlinear Stability
6 Temporal Stability of Complex Flows
7 Growth of Disturbances in Space
8 Secondary Instability
9 Transition to Turbulence
A Numerical Issues and Computer Programs
B Resonances and Degeneracies
C Adjoint of the Linearized Boundary Layer Equation
D Selected Problems on Part I


From: Alexis Fotis <>
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 13:50:23 -0000
Subject: WSES Multiconference in Cairns, Australia

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the World Scientific and Engineering Society, I would like to
invite your papers to the Multiconference on Applied and Theoretical
Mathematics, which will be held in Cairns, Queensland, Australia, on
December, 17 -21, 2001. This conference is the biggest and most important
scientific forum sponsored by the WSES in Mathematics. WSES promotes the
development and the unified consideration of new mathematical methods and
computational techniques, as well as their applications in science and

This conference covers the most important topics in Linear Algebra,
Numerical Analysis, Differential Equations, Differential Geometry, Topology,
Probability, Statistics, Operational Research, Optimization, Algorithms,
Discrete Mathematics, Systems and Control Theory, Computer Mathematics,
Education, Mathematical Application. The aim of this conference is to
discover new challenges in various branches of Mathematics, to foster
opportunities for international collaboration between scientists all over
the world, and to explore directions for further research. Your excellent
papers will bring the conference to a very high level. This conference is
the honor because participants will meet distinguished and famous
scientists, academic members and practitioners working on Mathematics and
their applications.

I hope you know that WSES always offers participants excellent proceedings
and superb Post-Conference books, published by WSES Press International
Editions. And that is not all. You will also have an opportunity for journal

This year a magnificent resort in Australia was selected for the conference
sight. You will experience the exciting towns of Cairns and Queensland.
Visiting one these towns will create pleasant memories. The conference is
waiting for your submissions of your newest research.

More Information:
and follow appropriate links

Email Address:

Good luck and best wishes,

Vitaliy V. Kluev
Associate Professor
Department of Programming Technology
St.Petersburg State University


From: Esmond G Ng <>
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 11:33:52 -0800
Subject: Preconditioning 2001 Conference at Lake Tahoe

> APRIL 29 - MAY 1, 2001
> January 25, 2001: Deadline for submitting abstracts for
> contributed papers.
> February 1, 2001: Deadline for submitting abstracts for
> poster presentations is February 1, 2001.
> March 28, 201: Deadline for hotel reservations is March
> 28, 2001.

I forgot to mention last week that the web pages for the
Preconditioning 2001 Conference at Lake Tahoe have been revised.
Information on conference registration and lodging reservations have
been updated. The URL is

Esmond G. Ng
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


From: Yuri Demjanovich <>
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 21:34:51 +0300
Subject: Conference in Russia on Finite Elements, Splines and Wavelets

First Announcement for the International Conference on
Optimization of finite-element approximation & splines and wavelets
Saint-Petersburg, Russia, June 25-29, 2001

St.-Petersburg State Universit, St.-Petersburg State Technical University,
Institute of Mathematical Modelling of Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow),
Center of Techno-Mathematics and Scientific Computing Laboratory
of the University of Westminster (London)

The Conference aims to bring together eminent researchers and practitioners
working in finite-element approximations, splines and wavelets and their
applications for exchanging information and ideas on the latest development
in these fields.

Topics include, but are not limited to,
numerical methods for complicated problems of mathematical physics,
mechanics and engineering,
aposteriori error estimates and adaptivity,
hp-version of finite element methods,
multilevel, domain decomposition and other fast solvers,
spline theory and applications,
boundary element methods and difference potentials,
local calculations on manifolds with splines and wavelets,
wavelets and wavelet methods,
finite element mechanics and CAE,
parallelization and supercomputing.

LECTURES: The workshop consists of plenary lectures
(35-minute presentation) and contributed paper sessions (20-minutes
presentation) and posters. Abstracts and Proceedings including the plenary
lectures and a selection of contributed papers will be published.

N.S.Bakhvalov (Russia), W.Freeden (Germany), W.Lawton (Singapore),
V.I.Lebedev (Russia), V.S.Ryabenkii (Russia), A.A.Samarskii (Russia),
L.Shumaker (USA), G.Vainikko (Finland), V.V.Voevodin (Russia),
O.Widlund (USA), P.Wojtaszczyk (Poland), V.Zheludev (Israel)

Organizing Committee
Co-chairmen: Yuri Demjanovich, Vadim Korneev
Vice-chairmen: Aleksei Borovkov, Maria Skopina and Nikolai Shabrov

E-mail: and
Fax: 7(812)4287039, 7(812)4286998, 7(812)5527778
Mailing Address: SPbU, mat.-mech., OFEA, Bibliotechnaya pl. 2,
St.-Petersburg, 198504, Russia



From: Efstratios Gallopoulos <>
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 09:12:02 +0200
Subject: ACM Conference in Italy on Supercomputing

ACM International Conference on Supercomputing
June 18-21, 2001. Sorrento, Italy

The ACM International Conference on Supercomputing is a forum for engineers
and scientists throughout the world to exchange ideas and research results
relating to high performance, distributed, and supercomputing systems. ICS
provides an established international forum for the presentation of new
research results on high performance and parallel computing systems.
Now in its 15th year, this premier supercomputing conference will include
invited talks, exhibits and special sessions (tutorials and workshops, panels).
Topics of the conference include all aspects of research, development, and
application of:

* Parallel high-performance systems including new experimental
and commercial systems
* Multithreaded and high performance computer architectures
* High performance and parallel embedded systems
* Operating systems and support software
* Parallel I/O
* Optimizing compilers
* Performance evaluation
* High performance Java
* Program development tools
* Numerical and non-numerical algorithms
* Computationally challenging applications.

Papers not exceeding 6,000 words (in pdf or postscript format) must be
submitted electronically as specified at the conference web site. Detailed
instructions for electronic submission procedures and important dates will
be posted on the conference web site ( For any
additional information regarding paper submission, please contact the
Program Chair Efstratios Gallopoulos ( The paper
submission deadline is February 1, 2001.

June 16-17 and 18 are reserved for workshops and tutorials in technically
appealing areas that are relevant to the Conference. Proposals for such
events are also solicited with this call. Additional details about
submission procedures and important dates will be posted on the conference
web site (

For any additional information, please contact the General Chair Mario
Mango Furnari (

E. Gallopoulos, Program Committee Chair, ICS'01.


From: NCTS Announcement <>
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 19:27:45 +0800
Subject: Congress of Chinese Mathematicians

First Announcement and Call for Papers
The Second International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians (ICCM 2001)
The Grand Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan
December 17 to 22, 2001

The organizing committee is pleased to announce that the second
International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians (ICCM2001) will be held
from Monday, December 17, through Saturday, December 22, 2001, at the Grand
Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan. This triennial conference follows the success
of the first ICCM'98 in Beijing in December of 1998. The congress is
expected to gather Chinese and Chinese descent mathematicians, and to
invite distinguished speakers from all countries to report and exchange
latest developments and frontier advancements in all major areas in

The International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians is a triennial
congress hosted by institutions in Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong,
and Singapore in a rotating basis. The first ICCM'98 was a great success
of very high quality. Like ICCM 1998, this second congress, ICCM 2001,
will have both plenary and invited addresses by distinguished researchers
in every major fields, as well as contributed talks and poster sessions.
A list of plenary speakers can be found below in this announcement.
Contributed papers on all major areas of mathematics are solicited.
To make the congress a true worldwide gathering, all presentations will
be given in English.

This second congress, ICCM 2001, will be dedicated to Professor Shiing-Shen
Chern for his 90th birthday. Professor Chern is one of the greatest living
geometers and a recipient of many international honors. He has elevated,
encouraged and influenced many young talented scientists to stimulate their
potential and reach their success. After his retirement from Berkeley in
1979, he continued to be active, and in particular he helped to launch and
promote numerous academic activities in Chinese science community including
China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

A Lifetime Achievement Award and a Gold Medal will be awarded to Professor
Shiing-Shen Chern at the opening ceremony of ICCM 2001.

The Morningside Medals were established, through the Morningside Foundation,
Hong Kong, to encourage outstanding young mathematicians of Chinese descent
in their pursuit of mathematical truths. Up to three gold medals, carrying a
cash award of US$25,000, and six silver medals, carrying cash award of
US$6,250, will be awarded. Medalists are selected by a panel of
internationally renowned mathematicians. The recipients will be announced
during the award ceremony, and the medals will only be awarded to those who
are present. The award ceremony of the Morningside Medals will be held at
the Grand Hotel during the opening of ICCM 2001.

Ching-Li Chai (U. Penn, USA)
Tony Chan (UCLA, USA)
Shuxing Chen (Fudan University, China)
Weinan E (Princeton University, USA)
Jian-Shu Li (Hong Kong UST)
Fang-Hua Lin (NYU, USA)
Kefeng Liu (UCLA, USA)
Y.-T. Siu (Harvard University, USA)
Chuu-Lian Terng (Northeastern University, USA)
Da-Qin Wan (UC Irvine, USA)
Wing Wong (Harvard University, USA)
Andrew Yao (Princeton University, USA)
Lai-Sang Young (NYU, USA)
Jing Yu (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Xin Zhou (Duke University, USA)

S.-T. Yau, Congress Chair (Harvard University, USA)
Huai-Dong Cao (Harvard University, USA)
S.Y. Cheng (University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)
Jiaxing Hong (Fudan University, China)
Tze Leung Lai (Stanford, USA)
Yng-Ing Lee (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Jun Li (Stanford, USA)
Bong Lian (Harvard University, USA)
Chang-Shou Lin (Chung Chen University, Taiwan)
Wen-Wei Lin (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
Zhong-ci Shi (The Chinese Academy of Science, China)
Luen-fai Tam (Chinese University, Hong Kong)
Gang Tian (MIT, USA)
Silei Wang (Hongzhou University, China)
Yuan Wang (The Chinese Academy of Science, China)
Zhihong Jeff Xia (Northwestern University, USA)
Zhouping Xin (Chinese University, Hong Kong)
Lo Yang (The Chinese Academy of Science, China)
Horng-Tzer Yau (NYU, USA)
Shouwu Zhang (Columbia University, USA)

Up-to-date information about all aspects of ICCM 2001 is available on the
following web site
Correspondence or questions regarding this congress should be directed to
For those who want to continue receiving the updated information can also
send a short message with name and address to the above E-mail address. At
last, the address, phone and fax number of ICCM 2001 are
ICCM 2001
c/o National Center for Theoretic Sciences
National Tsing Hua University
Hsin-Chu 300, Taiwan
Tel: +886-3-574-5254
Fax: +886-3-572-8168
We look forward to welcoming you at ICCM 2001 in Taipei.


From: Johannes Tausch <>
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 13:19:15 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Texas Finite Element Rodeo

The Texas Finite Element Rodeo will be held at
the Southern Methodist University in Dallas,
Texas on Friday (March 2) and Saturday (March 3),
2001, starting at 1:30 pm on Friday in Umphrey Lee
Center, the Ballroom (third floor). The Saturday
session will begin at 9 am and end by 5 pm.
Directions to the Umphrey Lee Center can be found on

A block of rooms has been reserved at Radisson Hotel,
located at 6060 N. Central Expressway. The special rate
for a single or double room of $75 is guaranteed through
February 8, 2001. Call 214-750-6060 or 800-333-3333 and
mention the SMU-Texas Finite Element Rodeo when you make
your reservation.

Lunch on Saturday will be provided. If you would like a
vegetarian lunch, please notify Dr. Peter Moore at

There will be dinner on Friday night. If you
plan to attend the dinner, send a check by
February 15 in the amount of $30.00 made out to
Johannes Tausch to

Dr. Johannes Tausch
Department of Mathematics, Box 750156
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Texas 75275-0156, USA

Finally, if you are planning to attend the Rodeo
at SMU, please let Dr. Johannes Tausch
( know that you are coming.

Hope to see you at SMU.

Zhangxin Chen, Peter Moore, and Johannes Tausch


From: Xiaolin Li <>
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 16:09:01 -0500
Subject: Workshop in China on Continuum Physics

International Workshop on Computational Methods for
Continuum Physics and Their Applications
Nanjing, China
May 21-24, 2001

This conference will feature
- computational methods for fluid physics
- computational methods for elastic-plastic material
- large scale and parallel simulations for continuum physics
- applications to physical and engineering problems
- software for computational continuum physics

The conference covers computational methods for conservation law
including physical probems of fluid, elastic-plastic material,
combustion, and their applications to engineering problems
such as the aerospace industry computation, astrophysical
application, turbulence, climate models, oil reservoirs, controlled
fusion, multiphase flow, electro-magnetics, and optimal design.

Sponsored by Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Conference website:

Invited Speakers:

S. Y. Chen, John Hopkins University, USA
J. Glimm, SUNY at Stony Brook, USA
W. Lindquist SUNY at Stony Brook, USA
S. Osher, UCLA, USA
J. Sethian, UC Berkeley, USA
Z. C. Shi, Computing Center, Academia Sinica, China
Chi-Wang Shu, Brown University, USA
G. Tryggvason, University of Michigan, USA
Y. Z. Wu, NUAA, China
N. Zabusky, Rutgers University, USA

Scientific Committee:

Z. C. Shi, Computing Center, Academia Sinica, China (Co-Chairman)
J. Glimm, SUNY at Stony Brook, USA (Co-Chairman)
T. Hou, Caltech, USA
Chi-Wang Shu, Brown University, USA
Y. Z. Wu, NUAA, China
N. Zhao, NUAA, China

Organizing Committee:

Q. L. Yong, NUAA, China
N. Zhao, NUAA, China
X. L. Li, SUNY at Stony Brook, USA


From: Lorie Liebrock <>
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 09:28:33 -0900
Subject: Faculty Position in C.S. at University of Alaska Fairbanks


The Computer Science Faculty invites applications for tenure track
faculty positions beginning in January 2001 or August 2001. Visiting
positions may also be available. Faculty at the level of assistant or
associate will be considered depending on qualifications and
experience. The University is embarking on a major upgrade of its
graduate computer science program with special emphasis on data systems,
high-speed scientific computing and mathematical modeling. Applicants
must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or equivalent. Preference will be
given to applicants with research experience in high performance
computing, mathematical and computer modeling, numerical analysis,
parallel algorithms or software engineering. Applicants must be
eligible to work in the USA. The duties of the position include
teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, research (may include
a joint appointment with a research institute) and service. The salary
is competitive and fringe benefits excellent. The closing date for
applications is open until the positions are filled. The University of
Alaska Fairbanks is the major research institution in the University of
Alaska system. UAF offers an accredited BS, an MS and an
interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Computer Science. A graduate program in
Computational Science is currently being developed. Possibilities exist
for joint appointments with several internationally-known research
institutes on the UAF campus, including the Arctic Region Supercomputing
Center, the International Arctic Research Center and the Geophysical
Institute. A commitment to quality teaching is essential and we seek
candidates who will strengthen our graduate programs and also appreciate
the unique geography and climate of the region. Fairbanks is a modern
city with approximately 84,000 residents located in Interior Alaska
between the Alaska and Brooks mountain ranges and is noted for the scope
of available outdoor activities in all seasons. For more information,
visit To apply, please forward a curriculum vita, three
letters of reference, and a statement of research and teaching interests
to: Dr. Chris Hartman, Department of Mathematical Sciences, P.O. Box
756660, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6660 or by e-mail to UAF is
an EEO/AA Employer and Educational Institution.

More information is available at


From: Ed Bueler <>
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 11:57:36 -0900
Subject: Faculty Position in Math at University of Alaska Fairbanks

University of Alaska Fairbanks
Department: Mathematical Sciences
Contact Person: Ed Bueler
Address: Fairbanks, AK 99775

The Department of Mathematical Sciences invites applications for a position
at the level of tenured associate professor or higher. The department
seeks candidates with research interests in applied mathematics or
mathematical modeling. Applicants should also have a proven record of
recruiting and mentoring graduate students. Strong preference will be
given to candidates in the areas of partial differential equations, applied
analysis, numerical analysis and discrete models. The department contains
over twenty faculty members and consists of units in mathematics,
statistics and computer science. The department is currently in the
process of enhancing its graduate program, which offers both masters and
doctoral degrees.

The position comes with a competitive salary and benefits, relocation
expenses and equipment start up funds. Possibilities exist for interaction
with well-established campus research institutes and centers specializing
in geophysics, biology, fisheries, supercomputing and engineering.

A Ph.D. in mathematics or equivalent is required. A demonstrated record of
recruiting graduate students is essential, as is as a proven commitment to
working with students at the graduate level. Further, evidence of ability
and willingness to teach a broad spectrum of courses at a variety of levels
is required. Success in writing grant applications will be viewed
favorably. We seek candidates with strong research interests who will
appreciate the unique geography and climate of interior Alaska.

Applicants should submit a vita and three letters of recommendation to: Ed
Bueler, Search Committee, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University
of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6660. Complete applications are
due by January 31, 2001. A complete application includes the first page of
the UAF application form available for downloading
at or by request.

For further information contact or visit the department
web site at

The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. It
encourages women and minorities to apply.


From: Wei Cai <>
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 07:08:50 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Postdoctoral Position at UNC Charlotte

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Department of Mathematics

Application is sought for a post doctoral associate with
experience in scientific computation, especially in computational
electromagnetics. Appointment is renewable for the second year.
Please e-mail application to

Or send the application to Prof. Wei Cai, Department of Mathematics,
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223.


From: Wei Cai <>
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 07:09:45 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Visiting Faculty Position at UNC Charlotte

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Department of Mathematics

Application is sought for a visiting assistant professor
position. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in numerical
analysis and extensive experience in scientific computations.
Please e-mail application to

Or send the application to Prof. Wei Cai, Department of Mathematics,
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223.


From: Jean-Paul Berrut <>
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 14:23:32 MET
Subject: Research Position at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland

PhD position at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland)

A research assistant position in

Numerical Analysis

is available immediately in the Mathematics Department of our University.
As of now, founding by the Swiss National Science Foundation is available
for 21 months (about 2'500 swiss francs/month in the first year),
but will very likely be extended for another 2 years, either by
the Foundation or by the Department.

The aim of the research is the application of Multipole methods
to some classical mathematical problems; the work should lead to a
PhD thesis in mathematics. Write to
or call +41 26 300 91 96 for questions. To have an idea of our work,
one may take a look at the web-page

Requirements: Master's degree in mathematics (or another title equivalent
to a swiss diploma), experience with mathematics on computers (Fortran, C,
Matlab or similar). Knowledge of french and/or german will be an
advantage for the extension of funding past 2002 (teaching assistantship
with higher salary).

Applications including curriculum vitae and examination grades should be
sent as soon as possible to Jean-Paul Berrut, University-Mathematics,
Perolles, CH-1700 Fribourg, Switzerland.


From: Technical Group <>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 22:52:15 +0300
Subject: Contents, East-West Journal of Numerical Mathematics

Vol.8, No.4, 2000, pp.257-342


An optimal-control approach to a posteriori error estimation
for finite element discretizations of the Navier-Stokes equations

On multigrid methods for the eigenvalue computation of
nonselfadjoint elliptic operators
V.Heuveline and C.Bertsch

Error estimates for second order finite volume schemes
using a TVD-Runge-Kutta time discretization
for a nonlinear scalar hyperbolic conservation law

- Delta = - grad div + rot rot for matrices, with application
to the finite element solution of the Stokes problem

Author Index


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