June 18, 2024

Thematic Year on Numerical and Computational Challenges in Science and Engineering
August 2001 to August 2002

Scientific Program Committee

Uri Ascher, University of British Columbia Michel Fortin, Laval University
Hermann Brunner, Memorial University Peter Forsyth, University of Waterloo
Tony Chan, University of California, Los Angeles Alan George, University of Waterloo
Tom Coleman, Cornell University Ken Jackson, University of Toronto
Wayne Enright, University of Toronto Bill Langford, University of Guelph
Joe Flaherty, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Bob Russell, Simon Fraser University
  Sam Shen, University of Alberta

The Thematic Year on Numerical and Computational Challenges in Science and Engineering recognizes the central importance of Numerical Analysis in many areas of Science and Engineering. At the heart of the program will be the development, analysis and testing of new numerical methods for a broad range of mathematical problems arising in linear algebra, optimization, differential equations and dynamical systems.

The program features a series of workshops which focus on several key application areas where the fruitful interaction between scientists, engineers and numerical analysts is already taking place and where progress is likely to lead to important practical advances in the next decade. Included among these are Climate Modelling, Computational Biology, Computational Finance and Computer Animation.

The program will also explore the exciting new area of interaction between symbolic and numeric computation. Our tentative plan for the Thematic Year is outlined below.

Details are still being developed. Please check back to this page occasionally for more information.

Workshops, Conferences, Lecture Series and Short-Courses: 2001

Topics of Concentration August - December 2001
Numerical Linear Algebra
Numerical Solution of Ordinary Differential Equations
Numerical Aspects of Dynamical Systems

Workshops, Conferences, Lecture Series and Short-Courses: 2002

Topics of Concentration January - August 2002
Numerical Optimization
Numerical Solutions of Partial Differential Equations
Computational Challenges of Mathematical Finance
Symbolic/Numeric Computation

Numerical Analysis Lecture Series

Graduate Courses

Other Activities

    The Coxeter Lecture Series
    The Distinguished Lecture Series

Call for Long-Term Visitors

A key to the success of this program will be the long-term visitors that it attracts. Their research interests will shape many of the events that take place during the year and their participation in the program will attract many junior colleagues, postdocs and graduate students.
We are still considering applications from junior and senior researchers to visit the Fields Institute for a month or more, possibly spread out over several shorter visits, such as a couple of weeks around two or more workshops or one day each week for a term.

We would particularly welcome visitors for one or both terms of the year. We have some funds to support travel and local expenses for senior researchers, but not to pay their salaries. If you are interested in participating in the program, please e-mail Ken Jackson.

    Our current list of likely senior long-term visitors includes:
    Götz Alefeld Rob Corless Ken Jackson Bob O'Malley
    Natalia Alexandrov George Corliss Baker Kearfott John Pryce
    Robert Almgren Tibor Csendes Herb Keller Franz Rendl
    Uri Ascher Peter Deuflhard Angela Kunoth Bob Russell
    Heinz Bauschke Wayne Enright Harbir Lamba Philip Sharp
    Martin Berz Tom Fairgrieve Bill Langford Sam Shen
    Klaus Böhmer Graeme Fairweather Jean Bernard Lasserre Yurii Shokin
    Hermann Brunner Joe Flaherty Anna Lawniczak Michael Todd
    Kevin Burrage Michel Fortin Ben Leimkuhler Levent Tunçel
    Steve Campbell Peter Forsyth Randy LeVeque Robert Vanderbei
    Tony Chan Alan George Marcel Mongeau Jan Verwer
    Richard Caron Ian Gladwell Paul Muir Ken Vetzal
    Christina Christara Gene Golub Ned Nedialkov Henry Wolkowicz
    Eleanor Chu Des Higham Olavi Nevanlinna Benren Zhu
    Tom Coleman Tony Humphries Esmond Ng Zahari Zlatev

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Postdoctoral Fellowships

Qualified candidates are invited to apply for postdoctoral fellowships associated with the program. Deadline for applications was February 1, 2001

Graduate Student Funding

Funding is available to graduate students to visit for a term. Interested graduate students must forward a letter of application with a letter of recommendation from their supervisor. All documents should be received February at the following address:

    Graduate Student Funding
    Numerical and Computational Challenges in Science and Engineering
    c/o The Fields Institute 222 College Street, Second Floor
    Toronto, Ontario, M5T 3J1, Canada.
    Phone: (416) 348-9710
    Fax: (416) 348-9759

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