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Volume 11, Number 8 (approximately August 31, 2001)

Today's topics:

     Short Issue
     Three Positions in Linz
     An enquiry on AMG
     GAMM Seminar 2002 in Leipzig
     ICM2002-Beijing Satellite Conference on Scientific Computing
     2001-02 NA Year at the Fields Institute in Toronto

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Date: Mon, 03 Sep 2001 15:34:12 -0400 (EDT)
From: Craig Douglas 
Subject: Short Issue

This is a short issue due to the last one going out recently and that I want
the issues back on schedule again.  We will return to normal issues at the end
of September.  Please send material.  I am sure lots of papers have been
written this summer.  Send an abstract and pointer to where the preprint sits
on the web (or how to get to it).

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Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2001 15:06:50 +0200
From: Gundolf Haase 
Subject: Three Positions in Linz

The contact for these positions is

    O.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrich Langer
    Johannes Kepler University Linz
    Institute of Computational Mathematics
    Altenbergerstr. 69
    A-4040 Linz
    Austria
    E-mail: ulanger@numa.uni-linz.ac.at
    Tel. ++43-732-2468-9168
    Fax ++43-732-2468-10

The three positions are the following:

             Ph.D. Student Position for Computational Mathematics

The Institute of Computational Mathematics offers a Ph.D.  student position in
a research project on "Robust Algebraic Multigrid Methods and their
Parallelization''.  This research project is funded by the "Austrian Research
Fund'' FWF (see http://www.fwf.ac.at) for at least 3 years.  It is planned to
start the project on October 1, 2001.

Interested candidates are invited to send a CV together with a list of
publications as soon as possible to the contact above (Langer).

For further information, see also the institute home page
http://www.numa.uni-linz.ac.at and the home page of Stefan Reitzinger
http://www.sfb013.uni-linz.ac.at who can also be contacted for questions
(E-mail:  reitzinger@sfb013.uni-linz.ac.at)

    Ph.D. Student Position for Computational Mathematics and Optimization

The Special Research Program "Spezialforschungsbereich'' SFB F013 "Numerical
and Symbolic Scientific Computing'' offers a Ph.D.  student position for
research in the project F1309 "Large Scale Discretized Optimization Problems''
funded by the "Austrian Research Fund'' FWF (http://www.fwf.ac.at) for at
least 3 years.  The project deals with the efficient solution of optimal
design problems, especially shape and topology optimization.  Besides the
qualifications in computational mathematics and optimization, we expect the
ability to work in an interdisciplinary research environment.  The research
activities will be part of the work of the SFB which is concerned with the
development of new numerical, symbolic, geometrical and combined methods for
the solution of direct and inverse field problems arising in mechanics,
electro-magnetics and other areas of applications.  The methods are
implemented in innovative software packages.  Thus, the SFB offers a wide area
of research with many interesting topics for a Ph.D.

Interested candidates are invited to send a CV together with a list of
publications as soon as possible to the contact above (Langer).

For further information, see also the SFB home page
http://www.sfb013.uni-linz.ac.at (project F1309) and contact Wolfram
Muehlhuber (E-mail:  muehlhuber@sfb013.uni-linz.ac.at).

                  Post Doc Position for Scientific Computing

The Special Research Program "Spezialforschungsbereich'' SFB F013 "Numerical
and Symbolic Scientific Computing'' offers a post doc position for research in
"Scientific Computing'' (project F1301) funded by the "Austrian Research
Fund'' FWF (http://www.fwf.ac.at) for at least 3 years.  Besides the
qualifications in the fields of scientific computing, computational
mathematics and software design, we expect the ability to work in an
interdisciplinary research environment.  The successful candidate will also be
responsible for some coordination and management duties.

The research activities will be part of the work of the SFB which is concerned
with the development of new numerical, symbolic, geometrical and combined
methods for the solution of direct and inverse field problems arising in
mechanics, electromagnetics and other areas of applications.  The methods are
implemented in innovative software packages.  Thus, the SFB offers a wide
range of interesting research.

Interested candidates are invited to send a CV together with a list of
publications as soon as possible to the contact above (Langer).

For further information, see also the SFB home page
http://www.sfb013.uni-linz.ac.at (especially, project F1301).

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Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2001 16:17:49 +1000
From: Feng Wang 
Subject: An enquiry on AMG

I am a beginner of the MG technique.  I recently am involved into a project to
build an FEM engine for earth sciences and possibly being extended to some
related enigneering problems for both linear and nonlinear problems.

We wish to use algebraic multigrid (AMG) technique.  We also wish the
mesh_generator to be build has the following feature:

    2D & 3D, unstructured, trianular & tetrahedral FE, adaptive mesh,
    isoparametric FE,
    and hierachical mesh, AMG etc.

I have read a few related articles and some of them were written by your
group.  I was wondering if I would have some suggestions from you about
whether above type of conbination for the mesh_generator has sufficient
flexibility and feasibilty?

Thanks so much indeed,

Sincerely yours,
Feng Wang

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Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 15:12:06 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Juergen Koch 
Subject: GAMM Seminar 2002 in Leipzig

Dear colleagues,

I'm very pleased to announce the

    18th GAMM-Seminar Leipzig on
    Multigrid and related methods for optimization problems
    January 24th to 26th, 2002.

    Chairmanship: Wolfgang Hackbusch (Leipzig)
                  Michael Griebel (Bonn)
    Location:     Max-Planck-Institute
                  for Mathematics in the Sciences,
                  Leipzig, Germany.

The first fifteen GAMM-Seminars were held in 1984, 1986-1999 at the
Christian-Albrechts-University to Kiel under the title Annual GAMM-Seminar
Kiel.  Since 2000, the GAMM Seminars have taken place at the
Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences in Leipzig, Germany,
under the title Annual GAMM Seminar Leipzig.

For more information please visit our website

   http://www.mis.mpg.de/conferences/gamm/

With best regards, Juergen Koch.

Juergen Koch     Email: Juergen.Koch@mis.mpg.de
Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Inselstraße 22-26       D-04103 Leipzig (Germany)
Phone: +49 (0)341 9959 821      Fax: +49 (0)341 9959 999

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Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 09:02:54 -0500 (CDT)
From: zchen@post.cis.smu.edu (Zhangxin Chen)
Subject: ICM2002-Beijing Satellite Conference on Scientific Computing

Announcement and Call for Papers and Organizing Minisymposia

          ICM2002-Beijing Satellite Conference on
                 Scientific Computing
                  Aug. 15--18, 2002
          Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China
          http://www2.smu.edu/math/CSC/shouye.htm

Sponsors:
* State Ministry of Education
* National Natural Science Foundation of China
* The Special Funds for Major State Basic Research Project
  "Large Scale Scientific Computation Research"
* Xi'an Jiaotong University
* US Army Research Office
* US Army Research Office-Far East

Conference Chair:
Jianghua Wang, Vice President of Xi'an Jiaotong University 
 
Advisory Committee:
L.A. Caffarelli, University of Texas at Austin, USA  
P.G. Ciarlet, University of Paris VI, France   
D.Q. Li, Fudan University, China   
Q. Lin, Academia Sinica, China   
Z. Shi, Academia Sinica, China 
                                     
Scientific Committee:
J. Douglas, Jr., Purdue University, USA
Q. Du, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
R. Glowinski (Chair), University of Houston, USA
M. Gunzburger, Iowa State University, USA
R. Lazarov, Texas A&M University, USA
J.T. Oden, TICAM, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
M. Okamoto, Kyoto University, Japan
R. Rannacher, Heideburg University, Germany
D. Reinelt, Southern Methodist University, USA
R. Teman, Indiana University-Bloomington, USA & University of Paris XI, France
L. Wang, University of Iowa, USA
Julian Wu, US Army Research Office, USA
Z. Xu, Xi'an Jiaotong University

Organizing Committee:
Yungang Chen, Kokkaido Tokai University, Japan
Zhangxin Chen (Co-Chair), Southern Methodist University, USA
Aixiang Huang, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Kaitai Li (Chair), Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Yi Li, University of Iowa, USA
Weiwei Sun, City University of Hong Kong, China
Wenlin Zhang, Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, NSFC, China
Wu Zhang, Xi'an Jiang University, China
Jun Zou, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Invited Speakers:
Todd Arbogast, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Douglas Arnold, University of Minnesota, USA
Zhangxin Chen, Southern Methodist University, USA
Zhiming Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
P.G. Ciarlet, University Paris VI, France
P. Constantin, University of Chicago, USA
C. Douglas, University of Kentucky, USA & Yale University, USA
J. Douglas, Jr., Purdue University, USA
Q. Du, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Weinan E., Princeton University, USA
R. Ewing, Texas A&M University, USA
I. Gamba, University of Texas at Austin, USA
M. Gunzburger, Iowa State University, USA
J. Jaffre, INRIA-Rocquencourt, France
Y.A. Kuznetsov, University of Houston, USA
M. Luskin, University of Minnesota, USA
S. Lyons, ExxonMobil, USA
M. Nakamura, Nichon University, Japan
M. Okamoto, Kyoto University, Japan
S. Osher, UCLA, USA
R. Rannacher, Heidelburg, Germany
Chiwang Shu, Brown University, USA
E. Titi, University of California at Irvine, USA
U. Trottenberg, GMD, Germany
Xiaoming Wang, Iowa State University, USA
M.F. Wheeler, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Zouping Xin, Courant Institute & CUHK, Hong Kong
Jinchao Xu, Penn State University, USA
Pingwen Zhang, Peking University, China
Wu Zhang, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China

Invited Minisymposia:
Adaptive Finite Elements (Peter Moore)
Multigrid Methods (Craig Douglas)
Nonconforming Finite Element Methods (Dongwoo Sheen)
Numerical Simulations of Fluid Flows in Porous Media (Jerome Jaffre)
Numerical Solutions of PDEs (Todd Arbogast and Zhangxin Chen)
Parallel Methods for Parabolic and Hyperbolic Problems via Fourier-Laplace
    Transformation (Dongwoo Sheen)
Reservoir Simulations (Steve Lyons)
 
Local Organization Committee:
Yinian He, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Yaren Hou (Secretary), Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Zhixing Liu, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Yichen Ma, Xi'an Jiang University, China
Jianzhong Sheng, Xian Jiaotong university, China

Conference Themes:
    (1)  Numerical ODEs
    (2)  Numerical PDEs
    (3)  Numerical integral equations
    (4)  Finite element methods
    (5)  Finite difference methods
    (6)  Finite volume methods
    (7)  Boundary element methods
    (8)  Monte Carlo methods
    (9)  Numerical linear algebra
    (10) Parallel computing
    (11) Multigrid and domain decomposition methods
    (12) Scientific computing for physical problems
    (13) Computational fluid dynamics
    (14) Mathematical modeling
    (15) Numerical simulation
    (16) Engineering applications
    (17) Computer visualization
    (18) Industrial applications

Conference Format:
The conference will consist of 45-minute invited talks, 30-minute minisymposia
talks, and 20-minute contributed talks.  The conference language is English.

Conference Proceedings:
Proceedings of presented and refereed papers will be published with Springer.

Call for Papers and Organizing Minisymposia:
People wishing to organize a minisymposium or present a paper in a field
related to the conference themes are invited to submit a one-page abstract by
March 31, 2002 to Dr. Yaren Hou.
Email: ktli@xjtu.edu.cn, fax: 86-29-3237910, and
mailing address: College of Sciences, Xi'an Jiaotong 
University, Xi'an 710049, The P. R. China 

Registration Form:
    First Name      ___________________________________
    Last Name       ___________________________________
    Affiliation     ___________________________________
    Street Address  ___________________________________
    City/State/Zip  ___________________________________
    Country         ___________________________________
    E-mail Address  ___________________________________
    Fax             ___________________________________

    [] I'll attend the conference; please find enclosed
       a check of US$200 for my registration fee.
    [] I am interested in attending the conference;
       please keep me informed.
    [] I'll submit an abstract. Title of the paper is
       _________________________________________________
       _________________________________________________

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Date:   Mon, 3 Sep 2001 10:24:09 -0400
From: Ken Jackson 
Subject: 2001-02 NA Year at the Fields Institute in Toronto

                         Thematic Year on 

                Numerical and Computational Challenges 
                     in Science and Engineering

                      At the Fields Institute

                      August 2001 to August 2002

The Fields Institute in Toronto is sponsoring a Thematic Year on
"Numerical and Computational Challenges in Science and Engineering"
(NCCSE) from August 2001 to August 2002.  The main point of this
announcement is to inform the scientific computing committee about this
event so that any people interested in participating can include it in
their plans for 2001-02.

More information about the Fields Institute in general and the NCCSE
Thematic Year in particular can be found at

        http://www.fields.utoronto.ca
and
        http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/numerical.html

respectively.

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