NEW ZEALAND MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY (INC.)

MATHEMATICAL VISITORS TO NEW ZEALAND

List 41: 1 July 1995

The main purpose of this list is to enable other institutions to invite visitors to spend time with them. Anyone wishing to issue such an invitation should do so through the principal contact person.

The information for each item is arranged as follows:

Name of visitor; home institution; whether accompanied; principal field of interest; dates of visit; principal host institution; principal contact person; comments.

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Professor Andrew Barbour; University of Zurich; wife?; stochastic DEs, math biology; 21-25 August 1995; AgResearch Wallaceville; Mick Roberts.

Professor Jim Berger; Purdue University; accompanied by wife (Ann); bayesian statistics; July 16 to August 16 1995; University of Canterbury; Professor J J Deely; Erskine Fellow.

Professor Len Bos; Calgary, Canada; approximation theory; 1 July 1995 to 31 October 1995; University of Auckland; Dr Norman Levenberg.

Professor Don Cohen; Applied Mathematics, California Institute of Technology; February 1996; ANZIAM 96 invited speaker; Professor G C Wake.

Professor Ellis Cumberbatch; Claremont Colleges Graduate School, California; accompanied; applied mathematics; February 1996; ANZIAM 96 invited speaker; Professor G C Wake.

Jan de Lange; Freudenthal Institute, Netherlands; secondary curriculum; 26 August to 16 September 1995; University of Auckland; Mr Bill Barton.

Professor Odo Diekmann; University of Utrecht, The Netherlands; mathematical biology; February 1996; Professor G C Wake (also AgResearch Wallaceville; Mick Roberts); ANZIAM 96 invited speaker

Professor Eusebius Doedel; Concordia University, Montreal; Computational Mathematics; February 1996; ANZIAM 96 invited speaker; Professor G C Wake.

Dr Sergey Federov; St Petersburg University; functional analysis; February 1994 to February 1996; Auckland University; Prof B Pavlov.

Mike Fellows; University of Victoria, British Columbia; theoretical computer science, combinatorics, mathematical education; July 1995 for about ten days; Victoria University of Wellington; Prof. R. Downey.

Dr Jim Filliben, Senior statistician, US National Institute of Standards & Technology; statistical package DATAPLOT; August 1995; Applied Mathematics Group, Institute of Industrial Research, P.O. Box 31-310, Lower Hutt; Dr Kit Withers (email: c.withers@irl.cri.nz).

Prof Charles (`Chuck') Gates; Texas A&M University; accompanied by wife; applied statistics and biometrics; July to October 1995; Massey University; Jeff Hunter.

Dr K Govindaraju; Bharatheiar University, India; unaccompanied; statistical quality control; July to October 1995; Massey University; Professor Jeff Hunter; probable.

Professor Brian Gray; School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney; accompanied; Mathematical chemistry; February 1996; University of Auckland; Professor G C Wake.

Professor J. Haefner; University of Colorado; representation of algebras and group rings, graded rings, general module theory; 1 to 30 June 1996; University of Canterbury; Dr Kevin O'Meara.

Dr Jim Hartman; The College of Wooster, Ohio, USA; applied statistics; May 1995 to May 1996; University of Otago; Prof. Bryan Manly.

Professor Peter Hilton, SUNY at Binghamton, NY, USA; accompanied by Jean Pedersen; nilpotent group theory, maths education; 21 August to 1 September 1995; University of Otago; Prof Derek Holton.

Dr Daniel Huson; University of Bielefeld; accompanied by wife (Elke) and baby (Marlon); combinatorics (tiling), biology; February 1996; University of Canterbury; Dr Mike Steel.

Dr Hajime Ishihara; Japan Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, Ishikawa; unaccompanied; constructive mathematics; October-December 1995; University of Waikato; Professor D.S. Bridges; tentative at this stage.

Professor Petar S. Kenderov; Institute of Mathematics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; functional and set-valued analysis; 22nd June to 11th August 1995; University of Auckland; Warren B. Moors.

Professor Gerhard Kristensson; Department of Electromagnetic Theory; Lund University, Sweden; sometime 1996; University of Canterbury; Dr David Wall; Erskine Fellow.

Professor Curt C Lindner; Auburn University, Alabama; steiner triple systems; February 1996; University of Canterbury; Dr Derrick Breach.

Professor R Löwen; University of Braunschweig, Germany; accompanied by wife (Irmgard); geometry and topology; 23 February to 5 April 1996; University of Canterbury; Dr Guenter Steinke; Erskine Fellow.

Dr Marti McCracken; Universidad De Concepcion, Chile; statistics; 1July to 31 December 1995; University of Otago; Prof Bryan Manly.

Dr Ann Mitchell; Imperial College; unaccompanied; Statistical Inference; July to October 1995; Massey University; Professor Jeff Hunter.

Dr Garry Newsam; Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Salisbury, South Australia and Research Centre for Sensor Signal and Information Processing; accompanied by wife; radial basis functions and applications to image processing; September 1995; University of Canterbury; Dr. R K Beatson.

Professor Jeff Paris; University of Manchester; accompanied ???; logic; December 1995; University of Waikato; Graham French; tentative at this stage.

Professor Jean Pedersen, Santa Clara Univ, Calif, USA, accompanied by Prof Peter Hilton, combinatorics, mathematics education; 21 August to 1 September 1995, University of Otago, Prof Derek Holton.

Professor Wolfgang Polasek; University of Basle; accompanied by wife and two children; statistics; July 10 to August 18 1995; University of Canterbury; Prof. J Deely.

Assoc. Professor Reinout Quispel; La Trobe University; Dynamical systems, numerical methods February 1996;Massey University; Dr Robert McLachlan.

Professor Robert Russell; Burnaby, Canada; applied mathematics; 1 September 1995 to 30 August 1996; University of Auckland; Dr Vivien Kirk.

Christine Shiu; Open University UK; Year one maths courses; 17 July to 6 September 1995; University of Auckland; Mr Bill Barton.

Professor Anne Penfold Street; University of Queensland; combinatorics; February 1996; University of Canterbury; Dr Derrick Breach.

Professor Juergen Stückrad; Department of Mathematics, University of Leipzig, Germany; Algebraic geometry; March 1996; Massey University; Professor W Vogel.

Professor C I Vinsonhaler; University of Connecticut; accompanied by wife (Patty) and 2 children; algebra (abelian groups, partially ordered sets); teaching problem-solving skills; U.S. Calculus Reform Project; 13 May to 28 June 1996; University of Canterbury; Dr Kevin O'Meara.

Dr Tandy Warnow; Department of Computer Science, University of Pennsylvania; probably unaccompanied; phylogenetic tree reconstruction; November 1995; University of Canterbury; Dr Mike Steel; recipient NSF Young Investigator Award.

Richard Wilson; Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico; ; topology; early 1997; University of Auckland; David Gauld

Dr Yang Yue; National University of Singapore; recursion theory; July 1995 for two weeks; Victoria University of Wellington; Prof. Rod Downey; probable.

Professor Lawrence Zalcman; Bar Ilan University, Israel; accompanied by wife; complex analysis; 5 March 1995 to 12 March 1996; University of Auckland; Dr Joel Schiff.

Professor Tudor Zamfirescu; University of Dortmund, Germany; accompanied; convex geometry; 1 February to 30 June 1995; University of Auckland; Prof Ivan Reilly.

Professor Efim Zelmanov; Yale University; not accompanied; algebra; 3 to 10 July 1995; University of Auckland; Professor Marston Conder and Dr Arkadii Slinko; Foundation Visitor.

CONFERENCES IN NEW ZEALAND:

When arranging visits it might be useful to remember the following:

New Zealand Association of Mathematics Teachers; Auckland; 27 to 31 August 1995.

A C Aitken Centenary Conference (incorporating the 3rd Pacific Statistical Congress, the 1995 New Zealand Mathematics Colloquium and the Annual Meeting of the New Zealand Statistical Association); 28 August to 1 September 1995 Contact the Aitken Conference Secretary, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Otago, email casm@maths.otago.ac.nz

32nd Australian Applied Mathematics Conference (AMC 96 aka ANZIAM 96) at Masterton 4 to 8 February 1996. Contact Professor Graeme Wake, Department of Mathematics, Massey University, Private Bag 11222 Palmerston North, email G.Wake@massey.ac.nz.

May 29-31 (Wellington, New Zealand) Science - Women and our future. Contact Karen Field, 86 Daniell Street, Newon 6002, New Zealand.. e-mail: hancox@actrix.gen.nz.

Please note: Production of these lists is dependent on me receiving information. When you know about a visit (whether it be definite, very likely, or possible), would you please forward the details to me at the earliest convenient time. Thank you.

Special note: I have now completed five years as the Visitors Coordinator. As I plan to go on leave throughout 1996, I would welcome any expressions of interest in taking over this position.

David Robinson, N.Z. Mathematical Society Visitors' Co-ordinator

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Private Bag 4800, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

email: d.robinson@math.canterbury.ac.nz, fax: (03) 364 2587