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Volume 11, Number 12 (approximately December 31, 2001)

Today's topics:

     Important Dates, Request
     Open position at Kent State University
     Postdoctoral postion in cascadic methods
     Announcement of a book on the History of Numerical Analysis.
     GAMM-Leipzig Workshop Talks
     Vienna GAMM Seminar on Microstructures
     Kees Oosterlee


Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2001 10:20:01 -0400
From: Craig Douglas 
Subject: Important Dates, Request

Happy New Years to all of you.  As usual, January and early February are busy
times with due dates coming up for GAMM workshops and Copper Mountain.

        Vienna GAMM Seminar on Microstructures
1/15/02 Registration due

        Copper Mountain Conference on Iterative Methods
1/10/02 Student papers due
2/01/02 Extended Abstracts and early registration due
3/01/02 Hotel reservations

*** I get a lot of the material just after sending out a newsletter.  Please
*** note that I intend to send out the next newsletter on January 31, which
*** is soon.  Report, paper, and preprint announcements come in handy.  Also,
*** an update of your codes and bibliographic information is timely this time
*** of year.


Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2001 14:57:29 -0500 (EST)
From: Lothar Reichel 
Subject: Open position at Kent State University

Kent State University
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Kent, OH 44242

Tenure-Track Positions in Numerical Analysis and Mathematical Statistics

We invite applications for one or more tenure-track positions (pending
budget approval) in the areas of numerical analysis and statistics. The 
appointments are to be at the assistant-professor level and are to begin 
August 18, 2002. Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. within the 
mathematical sciences. Preference will be given to candidates with some 
postdoctoral experience.

Candidates are expected to have strong potential in research (including 
the potential to attract external funding) and in teaching. They should 
also be able to contribute to the interdisciplinary outreach of the 
department and to support established research strengths.

In numerical analysis, preference will be given to candidates with
backgrounds in at least one of the following areas: numerical linear
algebra, partial differential equations, inverse problems and 

In mathematical statistics, preference will be given to candidates
with backgrounds overlaping with at least one of the following areas:
mathematical finance, wavelet analysis, multivariate analysis, geometric
measure theory, inference in stochastic processes.

The Kent State Campus is a spacious, residential campus serving more
than 20,000 students.  It is situated in a small university town within 
30 miles of the major metropolitan area of Cleveland. The Department of 
Mathematical Sciences is in the College of Arts and Sciences and houses 
programs through the doctoral level in pure and applied mathematics. It
currently consists of 25 faculty. The department has an extensive computer 
network for faculty and student use. For further information about the 
department, please visit the web site

Applicants should send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and at
least three letters of reference to the Mathematics Search Committee at 
the above address. Applicants are also requested to use the AMS 
standardized application format, forms for which are available through 
the American Mathematical Society ( Questions regarding
these positions may be sent to Applicants whose 
completed applications are received by January  15, 2002 are assured of 
receiving full consideration. 

Kent State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action


Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2002 11:24:39 +0100
From: Peter Deuflhard 
Subject: Postdoctoral postion in cascadic methods

This was forwarded from

    Mike Minkoff
    Principal Applications Scientist
    Argonne National Laboratory             email:
    MCS, Bldg. 221                          telephone:      630-252-7234
    9700 S. Cass Ave.
    Argonne, IL 60439-4844


Argonne National Laboratory invites outstanding candidates to apply for a
joint postdoctoral research position in the Theoretical Chemistry Group
( (Chemistry Division) and Laboratory for
Advanced Numerical Software
( (Mathematics and
Computer Science Division).  This position requires a strong background in
numerical analysis, particularly with respect to preconditioning methods for
iterative linear algebra problems (
Experience programming numerical algorithms in Fortran 90/95, C, or C++ is
desired.  Some knowledge of and programming experience in quantum chemistry is
also highly desirable.  The successful candidate will perform basic research
in numerical algorithms for the iterative solution of eigenvalue problems,
linear as well as nonlinear systems, and develop parallel software to
implement these algorithms.  We are interested in innovative approaches that
may combine cascadic methods with iterative techniques that can scale to 100s
of millions of degrees of freedom.  The basic ideas behind the numerical
techniques we will pursue partially originate in quantum chemistry and this
research will be conducted in tandem with applications work in at least this

More information on Argonne National Laboratory can be found at  The Mathematics and Computer Science Division has a
vigorous research program in applied mathematics and computer science.  The
computational environment includes scalable parallel computers, a distributed
systems laboratory, and a virtual environments laboratory.  For more
information, see  Argonne is located in the
southwestern Chicago suburbs, offering the advantages of affordable housing,
good schools, and easy access to the cultural attractions of the city.
Applicants must have received their Ph.D.  not more than three years prior to
the beginning of the appointment.  The appointment is available immediately
and is a one-year term (renewable).  Interested candidates should email a
resumé and the names and addresses of three references to either:  Ron Shepard
( or Mike Minkoff (

Argonne is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  


Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 14:33:12 +0100 (MET)
From: "Luc.Wuytack" 
Subject: Announcement of a book on the History of Numerical Analysis.

New Book on:
      "Numerical Analysis: Historical Developments in the 20th Century"
      (eds. Brezinski C, Wuytack L.), North Holland, Amsterdam.

This book brings together 16 papers dealing with historical developments,
survey papers and recent trends in selected areas of numerical analysis, such
as:  approximation and interpolation, solution of linear systems and
eigenvalue problems, iterative methods, quadrature rules, solution of ordinary
-, partial - and integral equations.  The papers are reprinted from the
7-volume project of the 'Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics' on
'Numerical Analysis 2000'.  An introductory survey paper deals with the
history of the first courses on numerical analysis in several countries and
with the landmarks in the development of important algorithms and concepts in
the field.  More information can be found at:

The contents of the book is as follows:

- C. Brezinski, L. Wuytack, Numerical analysis in the twentieth century
- G. A. Watson, Approximation in normed linear spaces
- Y. Nievergelt, A tutorial history of least squares with applications to
  astronomy and geodesy
- C. Brezinski, Convergence acceleration during the 20th century
- M. Gasca, T. Sauer, On the history of multivariate polynomial interpolation
- J. Dongarra, V. Eijkhout, Numerical linear algebra algorithms and software
- Y. Saad, H. Van der Vorst, Iterative solution of linear systems in the 20th
- G. Golub, H. Van der Vorst, Eigenvalue computation in the 20th century
- T. Yamamoto, Historical developments in convergence analysis for Newton's
  and Newton-like methods
- S. G. Nash, A survey of truncated-Newton methods
- R. Cools, I. P. Mysovskikh, H. J. Schmid, Cubature formulae and orthogonal
- D. P. Laurie, Computation of Gauss-type quadrature formulas
- K. Stueben, A review of algebraic multigrid
- V. Thomee, From finite differences to finite elements (a short history of
  numerical analysis of PDEs)
- C.T.H. Baker, A perspective on the numerical treatment of Volterra equations
- J. C. Butcher, Numerical methods for ordinary differential equations in the
  twentieth century
- C. T. H.  Baker, Retarded differential equations

Prof. Luc Wuytack                       E-mail:
U.I.A., Dept. Mathematics               Voice : +32 (0)3.820.24.06
Universiteitsplein 1                    Fax   : +32 (0)3.820.24.21
B-2610 Wilrijk (Belgium)


Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2001 10:22:21 -0400
From: Craig Douglas 
Subject: GAMM-Leipzig Workshop Talks

18th GAMM-Seminar Leipzig on
Multigrid and related methods for optimization problems

January, 24th-26th, 2002

Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Inselstr. 22-26, D-04103 Leipzig
Phone: +49.341.9959.752, Fax: +49.341.9959.999

Nick Gould (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)
The state-of-the-art in numerical methods for quadratic programming

Karl Kunisch (Universitaet Graz)
Some Aspect of Multigrid Methods for Optimal Control of Partial Differential

Volker Schulz (Uni Trier)
Multigrid for optimization solvers

Roland Becker (IWR Universitaet Heidelberg)
Adaptive Finite Elements for Optimal Control Problems

Sven Beuchler (TU Chemnitz)
Multigrid Solver for the p-Version of the FEM

Alfio Borzi (Karl-Franzens-Universitaet Graz)
Multigrid techniques for distributed nonlinear parabolic optimal control

Ulrich Clarenz (Gerhard-Mercator-Universitaet Duisburg)
A Multigrid and Multiscale Approach to Image Matching

Nadin Frauboese (Universitaet Zurich)
Multi-Grid for PDEs on complicated domains

Lars Grasedyck (Uni Kiel)
Using H-matrices for the autonomous LQ control problem

Stefan Henn (Heinrich-Heine Universitaet Dusseldorf)
Nonlinear Tikhonov Regularization For Digital Image Registration

Volker John (Otto-von-Guericke-Universitaet Magdeburg)
Non-nested multi-level solvers for mixed problems - numerical studies at the
3D Navier-Stokes equations

Boris N. Khoromskij (MPI Leipzig)
Analysis of H-Matrix Approximation to Operator Valued Functions in Control

Petr Knobloch (Charles University Praha)
General convergence analysis of non-nested multi-level solvers for FE
discretizations of mixed problems

Angela Kunoth (Universitaet Bonn)
Iterative Solution of Linear-Quadratic Elliptic Control Problems in Wavelet

Reinhard Nabben (Universitaet Bielefeld)
An Algebraic Theory of Schwarz Methods

Friedhelm Schieweck (Otto-von-Guericke Universitaet Magdeburg)
A new Stokes solver based on Lagrange multipliers

Boris Vexler (University of Heidelberg)
Mesh Adaptation for Parameter Identification Problems

Martin Weiser (Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum fuer Informationstechnik Berlin)
An Adaptive Function Space Interior Point Method for Optimal Control Problems


Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 08:07:36 +0100
From: Dirk Praetorius 
Subject: GAMM Seminar on Microstructures, Vienna 01/2002

2nd Announcement of Workshop in  01/2002

Vienna GAMM Seminar on Microstructures
    January 18 till 20, 2002
at Vienna University of Technology, Austria,

focuses on Computational Material Sciences, Micromagnetism, Microstructural
Materials, involving Plasticity, Damage, Phase Transitions, Variational and
Relaxation approaches.

     C. Carstensen (Vienna),
     K. Hackl      (Bochum),
     T. Schrefl    (Vienna).

Please register until Dec 15, 2001, by e-mail to and give title and abstract for your
contributed talks.

List of participants includes (till now)
H.D. Alber (Darmstadt), M. Arndt (Bonn), 
M. Brokate (Muenchen), G. Dolzmann (Maryland), 
M. Fuchs (Saarbruecken), M. Kruzik (Bonn),
M. Lazar (Zagreb), S. Mueller (Leipzig), 
P. Plechac (Warwick), M.O. Rieger (Pittsburgh), 
S. Sauter (Zuerich), R. Warnke (Zuerich),
C. Wieners (Augsburg)

Details on a (moderate) fee for tea and coffee (to be paid in Euro after
arrival) as well as on a meeting point on Tuesday night etc.  will be fixed
a.s.a.p.  Please do not hesitate to contact us for any assistance on your
travel arrangements or accommodation reservations in Vienna.  The web site

maintains current and latest informations.

Dirk Praetorius                
Institute for Applied Mathematics and Numerical Analysis (Inst. E 115)
Vienna University of Technology
Wiedner Hauptstrasse 8-10 (office DA 06 L 20, green section, 6. floor)
TEL ++43 1 58801-115-36
FAX ++43 1 58801-115-99


Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2002 09:05:56 +0100
From: Kees Oosterlee 
Subject: Kees Oosterlee

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

herewith I send you my new address: 

Cornelis W. Oosterlee
Delft University of Technology
Faculty of Information Technology Systems
Department of Applied Mathematical Analysis 
Mekelweg 4
2628 CD Delft
tel: 0031 15 2788283
fax: 0031 15 2787209



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