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Volume 11, Number 10 (approximately October 31, 2001)

Today's topics:

     9-11 Slowness
     Chair position announcement
     An Improved Multigrid Method for Euler Equations
     CMMSE 2002
     Current and Future Trends in Numerical PDE's


Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 15:34:12 -0500 (EST)
From: Craig Douglas 
Subject: 9-11 Slowness

Life has certainly changed quite a bit since 9-11.  I did not teach this term,
so I had a lot of plans.  Almost all of them changed or were cancelled due to
being stuck somewhere too long.

I know of many conferences that were cancelled, postponed, or moved up.  In a
colloquium series at Kentucky, we had many speakers decide they were too
scared to fly through the end of November.  I know these experiences are far
from unique.

How has 9-11 affected MGNet?  Well, the number of contributions has dropped
dramatically.  How can you solve this temporary problem?  Contribute something
or influence one of your students or colleagues do so.

December is traditionally a slow month for MGNet.  If you have a code on
MGNet, this is a great month to update it.


Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 05:27:39 -0600 (MDT)
From: Bill Briggs 
Subject: Chair position announcement

Announcement for Mathematics Department Chair Position
University of Colorado at Denver
October 11, 2001

The Mathematics Department at the University of Colorado at Denver invites
applications and nominations for the positions of Professor and Chair; the
appointments begin on July 1, 2002.  The faculty has 22 full-time members
whose research and teaching cover a wide range of areas:  computational and
engineering mathematics; discrete mathematics, finite geometry, and
combinatorics; operations research and optimization; and probability and
statistics.  The Department is in the third year of a five-year Center of
Excellence grant from the State, the most generously funded award that the
State confers on academic programs.  With B.S., M.S, and Ph.D. programs, the
Department is also a major participant in the Center for Computational
Mathematics and the newly created Center for Computational Biology.

EEO/M/W/D/V. Colorado Open Records Act applies.

For details see

Bill Briggs                             303-556-4809 (office)
Mathematics Department, Box 170         303-556-8550 (fax)
University of Colorado at Denver
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364 


Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2001 09:52:19 -0600
From: Adolfy Hoisie 
Subject: Book

Here's a book that could be of interest to many readers of mgnet.



Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 08:52:44 +0530 (IST)
From: Dr J C Mandal 
Subject: An Improved Multigrid Method for Euler Equations

Authors: Mandal,J.C. and Rajput,H.S.
Published in : Journal of Computational Mechanics, v.23, 5/6,pp.397-403,1999
Abstract:  A new full approximation storage multigrid method has been
developed for Euler equations. Instead of the usual approach of using
frozen $\tau$ (the relative truncation error between fine and coarse grid
levels), the relative truncation error is distributed over coarse grids
based on the solution of a set of model equations at every time step. This
allows for more number of sweeps at coarse grid level. As a result, the
present multigrid method is able to accelerate the solution at much faster
rate than the conventional multigrid method. A first order Steger and
Warming flux vector splitting strategy has been used here for solving
Euler equations as well as the model equations for $\tau$. Results are
presented to demonstrate the ability of the present multigrid method.


Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 11:44:04 -0500 (CDT)
From: Bruce A Wade 
Subject: CMMSE 2002

          International Conference on Computational and Mathematical
               Methods in Science and Engineering (CMMSE 2002),
                   Alicante, Spain. September 20 - 25, 2002.

Topics: Celestial Mechanics, Computational Chemistry & Physics,
        Computational Engineering, Computational Mathematics,
        Computational Statistics, High Performance Computing,
        Industrial Mathematics, Mathematical Economics & Finance,
        Mathematical Models for the Information Society.

Sponsors: Universidad de Alicante and the Center for Industrial
          Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Program: The conference aims to act as a unifying, cross-cutting,
         interdisciplinary catalyst where specialists can have exposure to
         others' fields as well as participate in special sessions at the
         forefront of their own specialties.  The program consists of 1-hour
         plenary lectures that highlight major accomplishments, trends, and
         technical challenges in scientific computing in selected fields of
         research, special sessions with 25 minute invited talks, and a poster

Call for papers: Researchers are invited to propose special sessions to the
                 general chairs or submit papers for 25 minute talks or the
                 poster session.

Area Chairs:
J.M. Ferrandiz, Univ. of Alicante, Spain &
D.L. Richardson, Ohio State Univ. (Celestial Mechanics);

E. Brandas, Univ. of Uppsala, Sweden & D. Truhlar, Univ. of
Minnesota, USA & D. Belkic Karolinksa Inst., Sweden
(Computational Chemistry & Physics);

K.J. Bathe, MIT, USA & R. Lewis,
Univ. of Wales, UK (Computational Engineering);

J. Butcher, Univ. of Aukland, New Zealand & D.J. Higham,
Univ. of Strathclyde, UK & T. Simos, Univ. of Xanti, Greece,
& J. Xu, Penn. State. Univ., USA (Computational Mathematics);

M.J. Bayarri, Univ. of Valencia, Spain
(Computational Statistics);

H. Arabnia, Univ. of Georgia, USA 
C.J.K. Tan, University of Western Ontario, Canada (High Performance Computing);

C. Dawson, Univ. of Texas- Austin,
USA (Industrial Mathematics);

M. Ojeda,  Univ. Almeria, Spain & P. Vojtás, Univ. Kosice, Eslovaquia
(Mathematical Models for the Information Society).

Information: or

General Chair:

Prof. Jesus Vigo-Aguiar,  Dept. of Applied Mathematics,
      University of Salamanca, Spain. Phone: +34+923+294400 Ext. 1537

         Please keep in regular contact by email to the
         general chair ( regarding your
         conference organizational activities.

      Prof. Bruce A. Wade, Dept. of Mathematical Sciences,
      University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, USA.
      Phone: +1+414+229+5225

Important Dates:
   December 15, 2001: Declaration of participation and
   submission of abstract in standard LaTeX;

January 30, 2002: Notice of acceptance. Early registration begins;

March 1, 2002: End of early registration. Standard registration begins;

June 15, 2002: Full paper submission. Maximum 10 A4 pages in
    standard LaTeX;

July 30, 2002: Confirmation. Program is set;

September 20-25, 2002: Conference (9/22 is a free day).

Proceedings:  Selected papers from the conference will be invited for several 
              special issues in:
                  J. of Computational and Applied Mathematics
              and J. of Computational Methods in the Sciences and Engineering

Conference Fees: (At this time 1 Euro = 0.9009 US Dollar)

   Early Registration (Before March 1, 2002): 400 Euros;
   Regular Registration: 450 Euros;
   Students: 250 Euros;
   Developing countries: 150 Euros.


Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2001 09:04:37 -0500
From: Todd Arbogast 
Subject: Current and Future Trends in Numerical PDE's

Current and Future Trends in Numerical PDE's:
Where is the field, and where is it going?

A conference in honor of the 75th Birthday of Professor Jim Douglas, Jr.,

Friday and Saturday, Feb 8-9, 2002

Texas Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics,
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA

The field of computational PDE's is undergoing several paradigm shifts
due to the advent of powerful computers.  The goal of the conference
is to gather different communities working in computational PDEs and
expose participants to some of the main current trends in the field.
This meeting will challenge its participants to confront the many
aspects of the task of approximating the solutions of mathematically
sophisticated models, and it will expose them to some of the tools
developed in the different sub-communities of computational PDE's.

For more information and to register, please see the web page
or contact the organizing committee

Confirmed Speakers
* Douglas N. Arnold, University of Minnesota
* Ivo Babuska, University of Texas at Austin
* Jerry L. Bona, University of Texas at Austin
* James H. Bramble, Texas A&M University
* Franco Brezzi, Universita di Pavia & Istituto di Analisi Numerica del C.N.R.
* Luis A. Caffarelli, University of Texas at Austin
* Craig C. Douglas, University of Kentucky and Yale University
* Thomas Yizhao Hou, California Institute of Technology
* Pierre-Louis Lions, University of Paris IX
* Mitchell B. Luskin, School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota
* Ricardo Nochetto, University of Maryland
* J. Tinsley Oden, University of Texas at Austin
* Chi-Wang Shu, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University
* Mary F. Wheeler, University of Texas at Austin

Scientific committee
* Douglas N. Arnold, University of Minnesota
* Franco Brezzi, Universita di Pavia & Istituto di Analisi Numerica del C.N.R.
* Luis A. Caffarelli, University of Texas at Austin
* Mitchell B. Luskin, University of Minnesota
* J. Tinsley Oden, University of Texas at Austin
* Mary F. Wheeler, University of Texas at Austin

Organizing committee
* Todd Arbogast , University of Texas at Austin
* Irene Gamba , University of Texas at Austin


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