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What is Applied Mathematics For?

Those of us working in applied mathematics are well aware that our field has many important uses in the real world. But if we are put on the spot during a conversation and asked to give some examples it can … Continue reading

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Anderson Acceleration

Anderson acceleration, also known in quantum chemistry as Pulay mixing or direct inversion in the iterative subspace (DIIS), is a technique for accelerating the convergence of a fixed-point iteration. It has been widely used in electronic structure computations, but does … Continue reading

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Top Five Tips on Book Writing

I’ve written four books, and am currently writing and editing a fifth (The Princeton Companion to Applied Mathematics). I am also an editor of two SIAM book series and chair the SIAM Book Committee. Based on this experience here are … Continue reading

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Videos of Lectures from Gene Golub SIAM Summer School 2013

Videos of lectures given by four of the five lecturers at the 2013 Gene Golub SIAM summer school at Fudan University in Shanghai are now available on the summer school website. These include the five 2-hour lectures from my course … Continue reading

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Matrix Functions Course at Gene Golub SIAM Summer School 2013

As described in a previous blog post, I gave a course on matrix functions at the Gene Golub SIAM Summer School in Shanghai last July. Summer Schools are regularly held in Shanghai and it has been traditional to produce a … Continue reading

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Gene Golub SIAM Summer School 2013

A two week Gene Golub SIAM summer school on matrix functions and matrix equations was held at Fudan University, Shanghai from July 22 to August 2, 2013, in conjunction with the 3rd International Summer School on Numerical Linear Algebra and … Continue reading

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Notes on SIAM Annual Meeting Minisymposium on Professional Use of Social Media

In my recent post I publicized the upcoming minisymposium Establishing a Professional Presence in the Online World: Unraveling the Mysteries of Social Media and More organized by Tammy Kolda and I at the 2013 SIAM Annual Meeting in San Diego. … Continue reading

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SIAM Annual Meeting Minisymposium on Professional Use of Social Media

Tammy Kolda and I are organizing a minisymposium Establishing a Professional Presence in the Online World: Unraveling the Mysteries of Social Media and More at the 2013 SIAM Annual Meeting in San Diego. This page will act as a repository … Continue reading

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Fourth Edition (2013) of Golub and Van Loan’s Matrix Computations

Back in 1980 there were not many up to date books on numerical linear algebra. Stewart’s Introduction to Matrix Computations (1973) was a popular textbook, and was the text for the final year undergraduate course that I took on the … Continue reading

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SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering 2013

As predicted in my my preview post, this conference, held on the Boston waterfront, proved to be SIAM’s largest ever, with 1378 attendees. Over 1000 presentations were given in up to 20 parallel minisymposia at a time, but this did … Continue reading

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