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- New book, Galerkin Finite Element Methods for Parabolic Problems, 2nd ed.
- WDSTFFS 2006, an International Workshop, Sep 1-4, 2006
- Conference: Advances in Control of PDEs, Oct 28-29, 2006
- Applied Inverse Problems (AIP 2007), Jun 25-29, 2007
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From: "Jan Brandts" <brandts@science.uva.nl>

Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 13:23:56 +0200 (CEST)

**Subject: Henk van der Vorst Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion**

On Saturday July 22, Henk van der Vorst was awarded the royal

distinction called "Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw",

which stands for "Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion".

The ceremony took place at the end of a one-day minisymposium

in honor of Henk's early retirement:

http://staff.science.uva.nl/~brandts/HENKvdVORST/

The distinction is given to people who have contributed to society

in a very special manner. It refers to exceptional personal

achievements, to efforts of unusual nature, or outings of special

talents. In particular, it is about pure individual class which

also had its impact on society. For example, the well-known Dutch

two-fold gold Olympic medalist 100 m freestyle swimming Pieter van

den Hoogeband shares the same distinction.

We congratulate Henk with this very special, well-deserved honor!

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From: Joachim Kopp <jkopp@ph.tum.de>

Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 13:26:51 +0200

**Subject: Numerical calculation of eigensystems for very small matrices**

I am looking for an efficient algorithm to calculate the eigensystem of

a large number of very small (3x3) hermitian matrices. Standard methods

turn out to be relatively slow, so I came up with the following method:

Let A be a hermitian 3x3 matrix.

1. Find the first eigenvalue lambda_1 using a Steffenson algorithm.

2. Calculate the eigenvector v_1 as the cross product of two columns of

the matrix (A - lambda_1*I), to which v_1 must be orthogonal. Here, "I"

denotes the 3x3 unit matrix.

3. Use a Householder transform to bring A to the form

/ * \

| * * |

\ * * /

4. Solve the remaining 2x2-problem directly.

Of course, there are several special cases which require a separate

treatment, e.g. if the columns of (A - lambda_1*I) are almost linearly

dependent.

For my purpose (simulation of processes in elementary particle physics)

this method is reasonably fast, and also the accuracy is sufficient.

I would appreciate to hear your opinion on the above algorithm, and on

possible other numerical solutions to small scale hermitian eigenproblems.

Joachim Kopp

Physics-Department, TU Munich

jkopp@ph.tum.de

www.ph.tum.de/~jkopp/t30

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From: "Craig C. Douglas" <douglas@cs.yale.edu>

Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 20:05:54 -0400

**Subject: Online Talks: Wksp Env. Issues for Amazon & Dynamic Data-Driven Appls**

Eighteen talks on DDDAS and the environment are now on-line at

http://www.dddas.org/lncc2006.html

Other online virtual proceddings related to this field can be found at

http://www.dddas.org/virtual_proceedings.html.

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From: Tim Davis <davis@cise.ufl.edu>

Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2006 09:33:25 -0400

**Subject: Coleridge's report on the SIAM Annual Meeting**

Although incognito, Coleridge was also present at

the SIAM Annual Meeting, held in Boston a little

over a week ago. Below is his report on the meeting:

In Boston Mass did SIAM hath

a lively conference, week past.

Where endless urns of coffee ran;

Tenser products measureless to math,

From one to speaker last.

When he asked me to post his report, I attempted

to correct his spelling of "Tenser" but he insisted

it was correct in this context.

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From: Vidar Thomee <thomee@math.chalmers.se>

Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2006 16:19:43 +0200 (CEST)

**Subject: New book, Galerkin Finite Element Methods for Parabolic Problems, 2nd ed.**

A second edition of my book at Springer,

SSCM 25 Galerkin Finite Element Methods for Parabolic Problems

has appeared. Details may be found at

www.springer.com/3-540-33121-2.

Vidar Thomee

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From: "Dr.K.C.Sivakumar" <kumarkcs@yahoo.co.in>

Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2006 04:59:18 +0100 (BST)

**Subject: WDSTFFS 2006, an International Workshop, Sep 1-4, 2006**

International Workshop on Wave Dynamics and Stability of Thin Film Flow

Systems WDSTFFS September 1 – 4, 2006

A four Day international workshop on Wave Dynamics and Stability of

Thin Film Flow Systems is being organized by the Department of

Mathematics, IIT Madras, Chennai. A range of topics is covered in the

workshop and leading experts in this field are coming together to

deliberate advancements, scope and applications of Thin Film Flow Systems.

Organizers of this four day workshop cordially invite all those interested

to participate in the workshop.

WDSTFFS – 2006 is a premier international workshop in India in the

area of thin liquid films, related process fundamentals and applications.

The scope of the workshop is to provide a forum for discussion of recent

developments and future directions of the understanding of Thin Film Flow

Systems, their stability characteristics and applications. The workshop

will highlight on the underlying intricate mechanisms, the necessity for

accurate modeling of a variety of dynamic phenomena exhibited by Thin

Films with an emphasis on the novel applications, current challenges and

opportunities.

The main aim of the workshop is to bring together leading experts and

researchers working on different problems like surface instabilities of

heated or falling film, inertia effects in falling liquid films, influence

of surface tension gradients, vapor liquid interface dynamics in film

boiling, instability and transport phenomena in thin liquid films,

dynamics, stability and pattern formation in surfactant-driven thin film

flows, film blowing of polymers, the influence of chemical reactions,

Marangoni instability of a binary-liquid film with soret effect or human

tear film dynamics.The contributions will report both fundamental and

applied research and will cover the range from experimental and

theoretical work to applications from engineering to biology. It is the

intent of the workshop to provide networking platform for interaction with

delegates from a diverse set of backgrounds and promote global exchange of

information among scientists and technologists.

For further information: www.wdstffs.iitm.ac.in

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From: Matthias K Gobbert <gobbert@math.umbc.edu>

Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 18:04:34 -0400 (EDT)

**Subject: Conference: Advances in Control of PDEs, Oct 28-29, 2006**

CONFERENCE

ADVANCES IN CONTROL OF PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

A Conference in Honor of Thomas I. Seidman

on the Occasion of his 70th Birthday

October 28-29, 2006

http://www.umbc.edu/seidman

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

IMPORTANT: Pending final approval, we can provide financial support

from the National Science Foundation for a limited number of current

graduate students and junior researchers! Deadline August 27, 2006.

CONFIRMED INVITED SPEAKERS:

Roger W. BROCKETT, Harvard University

Irena LASIECKA, University of Virginia

Suzanne LENHART, University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Boris S. MORDUKHOVICH, Wayne State University

David L. RUSSELL, Virginia Tech

Hector J. SUSSMANN, Rutgers University

Roberto TRIGGIANI, University of Virginia

Jiongmin YONG, University of Central Florida

PANEL DISCUSSION: A panel discussion on future directions and

emerging applications of the field, Sunday, October 29, 2006.

POSTER SESSION: A poster session will provide an opportunity for

all participants to present their work, Saturday, October 28, 2006.

SOCIAL PROGRAM: Banquet on Saturday, October 28, 2006 and

welcome reception on Friday, October 27, 2006 preceding the conference.

IMPORTANT DATES

Poster Abstract Deadline: August 27, 2006

Registration Deadline: September 27, 2006

Registration, application for support, and all information are available at

http://www.umbc.edu/seidman

Organizing committee:

Stuart S. Antman, University of Maryland, College Park

Matthias K. Gobbert, UMBC, chair and main contact (gobbert@math.umbc.edu)

Kathleen A. Hoffman, UMBC

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

Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 08:13:04 -0700

**Subject: Applied Inverse Problems (AIP 2007), Jun 25-29, 2007**

First Announcement

The Applied Inverse Problems Conference in 2007 (AIP 2007) will be held at

the University of British Columbia campus in Vancouver, Canada, June

25-29, 2007. This conference is the fourth in the series that started in

Montecatini, Italy, in 2001. For more information on the AIP conferences

and the one in Vancouver one see the web page

http://www.pims.math.ca/science/2007/07aip/

This is a call for minisymposia for the meeting. Please include in the

proposal a title for the minisymposia, the organizer(s), a description

of the topics to be discussed at the minisymposia as well as a list of

possible speakers. Please send your submission to Gunther Uhlmann

(gunther@math.washington.edu) by November, 30, 2006.

Organizing Committee AIP 2007

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From: DekanatfrMathematik <dekanat.mathematik@univie.ac.at>

Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 12:00:42 +0200

**Subject: Professorship "Partial differential equations", University of Vienna**

"The Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Vienna invites applications

for the following professorship (appointment is full-time, permanent position

under private law):

PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

Reference number: 506-05/2006

Outstanding mathematical qualifications in both research and teaching,

experience in building a research group, and the readiness to co-operate with

the existing research groups at the faculty are expected. Written

applications should be submitted to the dean's office of the Faculty of

Mathematics at the University of Vienna, Nordbergstraße 15, A-1090 Vienna,

Austria, in addition as well electronically in a pdf-file to

dekanat.mathematik@univie.ac.at by October 20, 2006, quoting the respective

reference number.

Please include the following supporting documentation in your application:

__ curriculum vitae

__ list of publications

__ outline of research and teaching activities

__ concept of the projected function

The University of Vienna seeks to increase the percentage of female employees,

in particular in leading positions and within its scientific staff, and thus

explicitly encourages qualified women to apply for the position mentioned

above. The University of Vienna follows a policy of positive discrimination

and as such if equally qualified, preference will be given to female

applicants."

The closing date for applications is October 20, 2006.

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From: David Skinner <dskinner@nersc.gov>

Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 14:47:03 -0700

**Subject: Postdoctoral Fellowship at NERSC**

High Performance Computing Postdoctoral Fellowship at NERSC.

Research in scalable performance analysis of today's scientific HPC

applications as well as shaping future parallel architectures based on

detailed measurement and profiling of HPC workloads. This position will

employ the Integrated Performance Monitoring (IPM) profiling methodology

to research the performance constraints and resource requirements of

large scale scientific applications. The general objective of this

postdoctoral project is to expand the application level scope of IPM and

to employ IPM for performance analysis of existing and emerging parallel

computers. For more information see

http://ipm-hpc.sf.net

http://jobs.lbl.gov/LBNLCareers/details.asp?jid=19286&p=1

Regards,

David

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From: Hans Schneider <hans@math.wisc.edu>

Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2006 09:36:28 -0500 (CDT)

**Subject: Contents, LAA **

Linear Algebra and its Applications

Volume 417, Issues 2-3, Pages 299-498 (1 September 2006)

Special Issue in honor of Friedrich Ludwig Bauer

Edited by Heike Fassbender, Michael Griebel, Olga Holtz, G.W. (Pete) Stewart

and Christoph Zenger

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/issue/5653-2006-995829997-628786

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1) Lists of Editors

Pages ii-iii

2) Curriculum vitae of Friedrich Ludwig Bauer

Pages 299-300

Heike Fassbender, Michael Griebel, Olga Holtz, G.W. (Pete) Stewart and

Christoph Zenger

3) Cache oblivious matrix multiplication using an element ordering based on a

Peano curve

Pages 301-313

Michael Bader and Christoph Zenger

4) Multigrid methods for anisotropic BTTB systems

Pages 314-334

Rainer Fischer and Thomas Huckle

5) Is there a small skew Cayley transform with zero diagonal?

Pages 335-341

W. Kahan

6) Another orthogonal matrix

Pages 342-346

B.N. Parlett and E. Barszcz

7) The spectral radius in partially ordered algebras

Pages 347-369

Thomas I. Seidman and Hans Schneider

8) Singular value decomposition Ger˙˙gorin sets

Pages 370-380

Laura Smithies and Richard S. Varga

9) Preface

Page 381

Jesse L. Barlow, Beresford N. Parlett and Kresimir Veseli˙˙

10) Accurate SVDs of polynomial Vandermonde matrices involving orthonormal

polynomials

Pages 382-396

James Demmel and Plamen Koev

11) On Ritz approximations for positive definite operators I (theory)

Pages 397-422

Luka Grubi˙˙i˙˙ and Kre˙˙imir Veseli˙˙

12) The periodic QR algorithm is a disguised QR algorithm

Pages 423-433

Daniel Kressner

13) Quadratic convergence estimate of scaled iterates by J -symmetric Jacobi

method

Pages 434-465

J. Mateja˙˙ and V. Hari

14) Relative residual bounds for indefinite Hermitian matrices

Pages 466-477

Ninoslav Truhar and Ivan Slapni˙˙ar

15) A quadratically convergent QR-like method without shifts for the Hermitian

eigenvalue problem

Pages 478-495

Hongyuan Zha, Zhenyue Zhang and Wenlong Ying

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From: Communications in Math Sciences <jcms@math.wisc.edu>

Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2006 01:07:43 -0500

**Subject: Contents, Communications in Mathematical Sciences**

Communications in Mathematical Sciences (CMS) Vol 4, No.3, 2006

September 2006

abstracts can be found in www.math.wisc.edu/~jcms

full articles will be available at www.intlpress.com/CMS

* Giuseppe Toscani

Kinetic models of opinion formation

* Dann Crommelin and Eric Vanden-Eijnden

Reconstruction of diffusions using spectral data from timeseries

* Christophe Berthon and Frederic Coquel

Multiple solutions for compressible turbulent flow models

* Anders Szepessy and Markos Katsoulakis

Stochastic hydrodynamical limits of particle systems

* Tamara Grava and Feiran Tian

Large parameter behavior of equilibrium measures

* Andreas Ratz and Axel Voigt

PDEs on surfaces - a diffuse interface approach

* M. Herty, C. Kirchner and S. Moutari

Multi-class traffic models on road networks

* Daniel Hodyss and Terrence R. Nathan

Instability of variable media to long waves with odd dispersion relations

* Ingenuin Gasser and Herbert Steinruck

On the existence of transient solutions of a tunnel fire model

* N. Ben Abdallah, F. Mehats and C. Negulescu

Adiabatic quantum-fluid transport models

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From: Fikret Aliev <f_aliev@yahoo.com>

Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2006 02:39:54 -0700 (PDT)

**Subject: Contents, Applied and Computational Mathematics**

Contents, Applied and Computational Mathematics, volume 5, issue 1, 2006

ISSN 1683-3511

A free on-line edition is available at: http://www.science.az/acm/

Table of Contents:

Methods for Global Optimization of Nonsmooth Functions with

Applications(survey)

pages 3-15

A. M. Rubinov

Some Recent Developments in Deterministic Global Optimization (survey),

pages 16-34

Panos M. Pardalos, Altannar Chinchuluun

An Inverse Problem of the Synthesis of Optimal Output Variable Regulators ,

pages 35-44

Fikret A. Aliev, M.Asadzadeh, Vladimir B.Larin and Naila I.Velieva

A Nodal Method for Absorption - Diffusion Problems,

pages 45-58

M.Asadzadeh and A. Sopasakis

Parametrically Robust Optimality in Nonlinear Programming,

pages 59-65

A.L. Dontchev, R. T. Rockafellar

Controlling Chaos with Predictive Control,

pages 66-78

Boris Polyak

Stationarity and Regularity of Real-Valued Functions,

pages 79-93

Alexander Y. Kruger

Application of Derivative Free Methods for Production Optimization

pages 94-105

L.T. Mason, A. Bagirov and M. Ghosh

The Optimal Control of the Discrete Inclusions with Delay,

pages 106-112

Hijran G. Mirzayeva , Misraddin A.Sadygov

FPGA Implementation of Digital PID,

pages 113-118

Alireza Rezaee

Correspondence

Comments on "Structure-Preserving Algorithms for Periodic Discrete-Time

Algebraic Riccati Equations",

page 119

Fikret A. Aliev , Vladimir B. Larin

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