David Ketcheson just sent this mail to the SIAM Computational Science and Engineering Activity Group (SIAG/CSE) mailing list. I saw an earlier post of his on NA-Digest, but now that I have some time I’ve finally taken a look at it. I think it will be a valuable forum for discussing questions of interest in our community!
There is a new question and answer site for computational science that uses the same engine as the well-known stackoverflow site for programming. Take a look at
Some examples of the kind of questions being asked and answered there are:
This summer I’ll be spending two weeks in Monterey teaching part of the 2012
Gene Golub SIAM Summer School on Simulation and Supercomputing in the Geosciences, taking place July 29 to August 10. The primary focus will be on techniques for simulating tsunami propagation and inundation, storm surge, and related numerical analysis and high-performance computing topics. Other organizers/lecturers are Michael, Bader, Joern Behrens, and Frank Giraldo.
This summer school is open to graduate students from all countries, and we encourage applicants from under-represented groups. At least partial funding is available for all participants.
We’ll be selecting about 50 participants. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2012. For more details and instructions on how to apply, see the website http://www.mac.tum.de/g2s3.
This will be the third annual Gene Golub Summer School, funded in part by an endowment from the estate of Gene Golub. This series is a very appropriate way to honor Gene’s memory, since he always cared greatly about students, not only in his group at Stanford but around the world. Mike Heath, a fellow former student in the numerical analysis group at Stanford, wrote a nice article remembering Gene in SIAM News.
I’ve been spending some time reading other math blogs to get ideas about how
to organize and utilize this blog. In the course of this I’ve run across
several great blogs. I’ve only sampled them randomly, but here are a few
posts that caught my eye for one reason or another that I’d like to pass