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Volume 12, Number 11 (approximately November 30, 2002)
Volume 12, Number 12 (approximately December 31, 2002)

Today's topics:

     Copper Mountain Student Papers/Awards (Jan. 13 deadline)
     Jobs in Austria
     19th GAMM Workshop (Leipzig)
     Multigrid with excision
     Republication by SIAM of my book on Lanczos Algorithms (Cullum)
     2nd Announcement of Vienna Winter School 01/2003
     Lazarov Numerical Analysis Conference
     Quasi Free Fortran 95 Compiler for Linux
     6th IMACS Int. Symposium on Iterative Methods in Scientific Computing
     New Peat & Barley CD


Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 10:22:21 -0400
From: Craig Douglas 
Subject: Copper Mountain Student Papers/Awards

  *** Papers are due Monday, January 13, 2003 ***

See and look for deadlines...

Travel and lodging assistance will be awarded to student and new Ph.D.
authors judged to have submitted the best research papers.  Any student (or
new Ph.D. whose degree awarded after January 1, 2002) is elligible to submit
a paper.  Papers containing original research due mainly to the student must
be received before Ja nuary 13, 2003.  The student or new Ph.D. must be the
primary author and the paper may be no more than 10 pages in length.

Sending only an abstract is unacceptable.

A panel of judges will determine the best papers.  Authors of the best papers
will be given a travel stipend, free lodging and registration, and will be
expected to present their paper in one of the regular conference sessions.  We
will also provide some support for up to five more students who submit
acceptable papers.

Student papers should be submitted as ps files by e-mail.  If this is not
possible, a hard copy of the paper may be submitted by regular post to:

Front Range Scientific Computations, Inc.
1390 Claremont Drive

Postdocs are not considered "students" for this competition (but may be
considered "new Ph.Ds" if the degreee was awarded after January 1, 2002).
Postdocs are not eligible for student registration fees.


Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2002 12:11:15 +0100
From: Ulrich Langer 
Subject: Jobs in Austria

Enclosed you find the job offer for postdocs at the new Radon Institute for
Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM) in Linz.  The RICAM is a
research institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences that will be found in
Linz on January 1, 2003.  You can find more specific information on the
provisional RICAM homepage

I will lead the Computational Mathemetics Group.  Please put this job offer to
the MGNet and informe people who may be interested now or after their Ph.D.
examination in an academic career about this possibility.

                                  * * * * *


RICAM is a research institute going into operation on January 1, 2003, and
will be gradually built up to a total of 25 postdoc positions in five areas:

    Scientific Computing - Computational Methods for Direct Field Problems
    (Prof. Ulrich Langer,

    Scientific Computing - Inverse Problems (Prof. Heinz Engl,

    Symbolic Computation (Prof. Bruno Buchberger,

    Analysis of Partial Differential Equations (Prof. Peter Markowich,

    Financial Mathematics (Prof. Gerhard Larcher,;
    Prof. Walter Schachermayer,

In addition to ongoing research, which will be partly interdisciplinary
between the areas mentioned, there will be an international visitors' program
in the form of special semesters on application fields.

The institute will be housed on the campus of the Johannes Kepler
Universit=E4t in Linz, a town of about 200.000 on the Danube, very close to
the Austrian Alps, and half-way between Vienna and Salzburg.

We are looking for PostDocs with a strong interest in one of the fields above,
who are also willing to work in an interdiscplinary environment; doctorate in
mathematics or a closely related field required.  In addition, we are also
looking for Senior Postdocs, who could lead a group and would also be expected
to attract additional funding; they should have a substantial publication
record beyond the doctorate.  The working language will be English.  The
positions are initially for up to three years, one renewal for three more
years is possible depending on achievement.

Please send applications with personal and scientific data, copies of relevant
documents and a statement about scientific interests and achievements to

    Prof. Heinz W. Engl
    Director, RICAM
    Austrian Academy of Sciences
    c/o Kepler University
    A-4040 Linz

and a copy to the area leader in whose group you want to work.  There is no
deadline, the announcement remains open until all positions are filled; we
expect to be able to fill the first position on March 1, 2003.


Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 10:22:21 -0400
From: Craig Douglas 
Subject: 19th GAMM Workshop (Leipzig)

High-dimensional problems - Numerical treatment and applications
Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
January 23-25, 2003


M. Griebel (Uni Bonn):
To be announced  
H. Yserentant (Uni Tuebingen):
Sparse grids, hyberbolic cross spaces, and the regularity of the
Schroedinger equation  

O. Kounchev (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences):
Approximation of the Schrödinger operator in the strip and half-space  

H. Render (Gerhard-Mercator Universitaet Duisburg):
A model for the Schrödinger operator  
S. Rjasanow (Uni Saarbruecken):
Numerical solution of the Boltzmann equation on the uniform grid  

A. Heintz (Chalmers University of Technology, Goeteborg):
On a new conservative discrete velocity model for the Boltzmann equation  

C. Schwab (ETH Zurich):
Rapid solution of parabolic equations in high dimensions  
R. Todor (ETH Zurich):
Sparse FE for elliptic problems with stochastic data  

A. Nitsche (ETH Zurich):
Sparse approximation of singularity functions  

P. Loetstedt (Uppsala University):
Fokker-Planck approximation of the master equation in molecular biology  
M. Weiser (Zuse-Institut Berlin):
Adaptive particle methods for molecular dynamics: Classical Liouville

I. Horenko (FU Berlin):
Adaptive particle methods for molecular dynamics: Quantum-Classical
Liouville Equation  
A. Prohl (ETH Zurich):
Numerical Analysis for Multi-asset European Options  

C. Reisinger (Uni Heidelberg):
American Option Pricing on Sparse Grids  
T. Gerstner (Uni Bonn):
A dimension-adaptive approach to multivariate numerical integration  

E. Atanassov (Uni Saarbrucken):
Optimal Generation of Scrambled Low-Discrepancy Sequences  

H. Flad (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig):
To be announced  
H. Kaiser (Weierstrass Institute Berlin):
Classical solutions of van Roosbroeck's equations  

I. Ibragimow (Uni Saarbruecken):
Three-way decomposition and its applications  

N. Prykarpatska (University of Mining and Metallurgy Krakow):
On solving a class of Hamilton-Jacobi equations  


Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 14:55:22 -0600
From: Scott Hawley 
Subject: Multigrid with excision

I am looking for information on using multigrid with excision, i.e.  with both
inner outer boundary conditions.  (In my case, these boundary conditions are
both Dirichlet conditions.) Can you point me to any relevant references?  I
have not yet found any on MGNet or in my brief survey of the literature.

My problem is that I am finding a lack of proper (second-order) convergence in
my FAS algorithm, for cases in which the extent of the excised region has
different sizes on different levels of the multigrid hierarchy.  All I have is
hand-wavy argument that "the domain size is different on different grids", but
nothing serious.  I want to understand better what is happening.

Many thanks,
Scott Hawley

Dr. Scott H. Hawley,   Office RLM 
Center for Relativity, Dept of Physics              Tel: +1-512-471-5426
Univ. of Texas at Austin, Austin TX 78712 USA       Fax:+1-512-471-0890


Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2002 14:07:49 -0700 (MST)
From: Jane Cullum 
Subject: Republication by SIAM of my book on Lanczos Algorithms

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
has republished Volume 1 of my book on algorithms for large
scale eigenvalue/singular value problems. Details are in the
message from SIAM which is included below.

W.r.t the codes which are mentioned in that message, we intend
to submit updated and parallel versions of some of those uni-processor
codes to NetLib for public distribution in the not too distant future.

Jane Cullum

                                  * * * * *

SIAM is proud to announce the publication of _Lanczos Algorithms for Large
Symmetric Eigenvalue Computations; Vol. I: Theory_, by Jane K. Cullum and
the late Ralph A. Willoughby in our Classics in Applied Mathematics series.

First published in 1985, this book present background material,
descriptions, and supporting theory relating to practical numerical
algorithms for the solution of huge eigenvalue problems. This book deals
with "symmetric" problems. However, in this book, "symmetric" also
encompasses numerical procedures for computing singular values and vectors
of real rectangular matrices and numerical procedures for computing
eigenelements of nondefective complex symmetric matrices.

This book continues to be useful to the mathematical, scientific, and
engineering communities as a reservoir of information detailing the
nonclassical side of Lanczos algorithms and as a presentation of what
continues to be the most efficient methods for certain types of large-scale
eigenvalue computations. An on-line version of _Vol. II: Programs_, which
contains the original FORTRAN code and documentation for each of the
Lanczos procedures discussed in Vol. I, can be found at the numerical analysis
community repository,, under the term "lanczos."

How to order this and other SIAM titles:
Secure on-line shopping cart:
Phone (worldwide): 215-382-9800, ext. 232
Phone (USA and Canada): 1-800-447-SIAM (7426)
Fax: 215-386-7999

Lanczos Algorithms for Large Symmetric Eigenvalue Computations; Vol. I: Theory
Jane K. Cullum and Ralph A. Willoughby
2002 / xx + 273 / Softcover / ISBN 0-89871-523-7
List Price $42.00 / SIAM Member Price $29.40 / Order Code CL41


Date: Thu,  5 Dec 2002 20:03:17 +0100 (CET)
From: Dirk Praetorius 
Subject: 2nd Announcement of Vienna Winter School 01/2003

Vienna Winter School on the Mathematical Foundations 
of Computational Sciences

January 26 till February 8, 2003

at Vienna University of Technology, Austria,


Almost all kind of engineering applications involve numerical simulations to
guarantee their quality, durability or safety.  Behind the most frequently
employed software packages lies a discretization of a PDE, often a finite
element method.  In all those cases, there exist a discretization error which
can be small or large, of minor or dominating significance.

It is the aim of the Vienna Winter School on the Mathematical Foundations of
Computational Sciences to provide a direct introduction to reliable and
efficient computation and error control in numerical simulations.  The topics
range from elementary functional analysis (in the first week) to advanced
adaptive finite element techniques and applications (in the second week).

Students of Engineering and Natural Sciences with basic mathematical
background are welcome if interested in guaranteed convergence of their FE

Amongst the invited lecturers are

Carsten Carstensen (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Simon Shaw (Brunel University, UK)
John R. Whiteman (Brunel University, UK)
Willy Dörfler (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
Stefan A. Funken (FEMLAB, Germany)
Klaus Hackl (University of Bochum, Germany)
Kerstin Weinberg (Caltech, USA)

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any assistance on your travel
arrangements, accommodation reservations in Vienna, or any further questions.
The web site

provides a tentative time table and 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, 06 Jan 2003 13:53:40 -0600
From: "Mally Hance" 
Subject: Lazarov Numerical Analysis Conference

Numerical Analysis Conference
Honoring Professor Raytcho Lazarov
on the occasion of his 60th Birthday
January 24-25, 2003
Texas A&M University

You can access conference information and list of invited speakers at the
conference website (

You can find accommodation and travel information there as well.

Rooms are still available at the Memorial Student Center on campus.  These
will be held until January 15, 2003.  To make a reservation call 979-845-8909
and mention the Numerical Analysis Conference.

Dinner on the evening of the 24th will be a special event honoring Dr.
Lazarov at the Texas A&M Faculty Club.  We request that you register at the
website in advance if you plan to attend the dinner.

Please send checks prior to the conference deadline, in the amount of $22.00,
payable to the ISC if you are planning to attend the dinner.

The registration deadline has been extended till January 17, 2003.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact
Mally Hance at (


Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 10:20:11 -0400
From: Craig Douglas 
Subject: Quasi Free Fortran 95 and C/C++ Compilers for Linux

In V12N02, Dongwoo Sheen provided information about Intel's compilers for the
I32 and I64 class processors (Pentiums and Itaniums).  There have been two
major updates since then.  I found that the version 5.0 compilers were almost
impossible to install and run on Linux (either platform).  The latest version
7.0 installed seemlessly for me on my laptop (IA32), and my Itaniums (1 and
2).  After I deleted all references to environment variables, the compilers
just worked.

If you tried the compilers before and were frustrated (like me), please try
again.  I found the compilers produced coded several times faster than what
the GNU compilers produced for the Itaniums.

The quasi in the subject has to do with the license restrictions (academia,


Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 10:22:21 -0400
From: Craig Douglas 
Subject: 6th IMACS Int. Symposium on Iterative Methods in Scientific Computing

March 27-30, 2003 (talks begin March 28)
University of Colorado at Denver 
Fax: (303) 556-8550 Attn: IMACS
Phone: (303) 554-1232


    * 5 January 2003 is the first conference Deadline for Minisymposia
      Proposals  and Student Competition Papers
    * Please reserve your lodging  as soon as possible as
      the rooms are available on the first come first served basis.


    * 5 January 2003:
          o Minisymposia Proposals 
    o Student Competition Papers 
    * 1 February 2003:
          o Early Registration at Reduced Rates 
          o Hotel Reservation  for Guaranteed Lodging
          o Author Abstracts (one page limit), and (optional)
            Author Papers for Conference Electronic Preliminary
      Proceedings on a CD-ROM 


    * Conference PDF brochure
      - Photos of Denver 
    * First Announcement 

The IMACS conference will be followed by the Copper Mountain Conference
on Multigrid , March 30
- April 4, 2003.


Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 20:18:24 -0500
From: Bill Mitchell 
Subject: New Peat & Barley CD

Becky and I are excited to announce the release of our new Peat & Barley CD
"On the Brink"!  Peat & Barley is Bill Mitchell on hammered dulcimer and Becky
Ross on fiddle.

This collection of Celtic and original tunes ranges in mood from darkly
mysterious to playfully lighthearted and includes toe-tapping jigs and reels
as well as lyrical airs and waltzes.  Peat & Barley's intimate arrangements
highlight the interplay between the hammered dulcimer and fiddle - each
contributing structure and melody in turn.

Check out some samples from "On the Brink" by visiting our web page

or full length samples at the Washington Post mp3 site

    Editor's Note: Bill sent this to me and called it _s_p_a_m_.  Wait until he
    -------------  sees it here :-)  Contact him directly for more details.


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