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O P - S F N E T Volume 11, Number 1
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The Electronic News Net of the SIAM Activity Group
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Today's Topics:
1. Lucknow Conference on Special Functions
2. Krawtchouk Conference 2004
3. FAAT, Maratea 2004
4. Irsee Workshop on Special Functions
5. Conference in honour of Roderick Wong
6. Report on Bexbach Workshop
7. OP&SF Activity Group Organizes Special Session
8. Report on AMS Special Sessions
9. Study Group Member Section Vice-President
10. Wolfram Functions site
11. Preprints in arXiv.org
12. About the Activity Group
13. Submitting contributions to OP-SF NET
Calendar of Events:
2004
February 8-10: Conference on Special Functions, Lucknow, India 11.1 #1
http://www.ssfa.gq.nu/csfa.html
February 15-20: International Meeting on Constructive
Approximation, Witten-Bommerholz, Germany 10.5 #2
http://www.sbg.ac.at/mat/events/idomat2004/idomat01.htm
April 1: Special Day to Honour George Andrews, Pennsylvania State
University 10.6 #1
http://www.math.psu.edu/sellersj/ganas/
May 13-15: 10th International Scientific Krawtchouk (Kravchuk)
Conference, Kyiv, Ukraine 11.1 #2
http://www.geocities.com/orthpol/
http://orthpol.narod.ru/
May 28-31: International Conference on Mathematics and
its Applications in honour of Professor Roderick Wong's
60th Birthday, City University of Hong Kong 11.1 #5
http://www.cityu.edu.hk/ma/frame/conf.html
June 16-23: 5th International Conference on Functional
Analysis and Approximation Theory (FAAT 2004),
Acquafredda di Maratea, Italy 11.1 #3
http://www.dm.unile.it/faat2004
July 5-July 8 Sixth International Workshop on Orthogonal Polynomials
(IWOP): Orthogonal Polynomials in Mathematical Physics.
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Leganes, Spain 10.6 #4
http://merlin.us.es/~renato/iwop/
July 8 - July 18: Fifth Summer School on Orthogonal Polynomials and
Special Functions, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Leganes, Spain
10.6 #4
http://www.uc3m.es/uc3m/dpto/MATEM/summerschool/indice.html
July 12-16: SIAM Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon, USA
http://www.siam.org/meetings/an04/
July 10-23: Special Functions in Harmonic Analysis and Applications,
Kloster Irsee, Germany 11.1 #4
http://ibb.gsf.de/~irsee
November 7-9: CONSTRUCTIVE FUNCTIONS TECH-O4, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
10.5 #3
www.math.gatech.edu/news/conferences/at04/
2005
July 25-29: OPSFA8/ICDEA10 - Eighth International Symposium on
Orthogonal Polynomials, Special Functions and Applications
and Tenth International Conference on Difference Equations and
Applications, Munich, Germany 10.6 #3
Future Plans:
Dan Lozier (OP-SF NET 9.4, Topic #2) suggests a SIAM-sponsored meeting in
Orthogonal Polynomials and Special Functions to be held in Washington, DC.
Present planning suggests a date in the fall of 2005 or in 2006.
Topic #1 ----------- OP-SF NET 11.1 ------------- January 15, 2004
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From: OP-SF NET Editor
Subject: Lucknow Conference on Special Functions
The followinsg is taken from the conference web site:
http://www.ssfa.gq.nu/csfa.html
Conference on: SPECIAL FUNCTIONS and their APPLICATIONS
February 8-10, 2004
Organized by: Society for Special Functions and Their Applications, India
Venue: U. P. Management & Administrative Academy, Sector D, Aligang,
Lucknow 226 020. India
Topics & Objective:
Hypergeometric Function, q - Series, Orthogonal Polynomials,
Combinatorics, Numerical Methods, Group theoretic aspect of Special
Functions, Application to Physics and Engineering.
The primary aim of the Conference is to bring together eminent worker
doing pioneering research in the field of Special Function and their
applications and to provide young researcher an opportunity for
interaction with many mathematicians in their field of interest beside
acquainting oneself with the current development in the field. The
academic programs of the conference include invited lectures, oral and
poster presentation of research papers and a session of open problems
International Advisory Committee
R. P. Agarwal (India), George Andrews (USA), Walter Van Assche
(Belgium), S. Bhargava (India), Robert Gustafson (USA), M. H. Ismail
(USA), J. Van Der Jeugt (Belgium), S. Kanemitsu (Japan), C. Krattenthaler
(Austria), Martin Muldoon (Canada), P. E. Ricci (Italy), S. P. Singh
(Canada), H. M. Srivastava (Canada), N. K. Thakre (India), Michel
Waldschmidt (France), Maasaki Yoshida (Japan)
National Organizing Committee
Members: A.K. Agarwal (Chandigarh), R.Y.Denis (Gorakhpur), S.P. Goel
(Jaipur), M.A. Pathan (Aligarh), R.S. Pathak (Varanasi), K.Srinivasa Rao
(Chennai), Arun Verma (Roorkee), C.K. Sharma (Rewa), S.N. Singh
(Jaunpur), M. Azhar Husain (Patna).
Local Organizing Committee
Members: R. R. Agarwal, M. P. Pathak, Nazrul Islam, Mohit Saxena, Riyaz
Ahmad, Arvind Pathak
Convener: S. Ahmad Ali (Lucknow)
Call for Papers
The organizers of the Conference invite the abstract of the papers for
presentation. The abstract may be sent (preferably by email) to the
Convener on or before December 30, 2003 along with a duly filled in
registration form.
The papers are also invited for the following Prizes
A.K. Agarwal Prize for Best Publication of the Year, carrying a
certificate and a cash award of Rs. 1000/- will be awarded to an Indian
mathematician (below 45 year of age) working at an Indian
University/Institute for his paper published/accepted in the preceding
year of the Conference in the areas influenced by Ramanujan which
includes special functions, number theory, q- series, mock theta
functions etc. Applicants for this prize should send five copies of
their papers to Prof. A. K. Agarwal, Center for Advance Study in
Mathematics, Punjab University, Chandigarh 160 014 (aka@pu.ac.in) along
with the copy of the acceptance letter (if the paper has been accepted
but not published) by December 20, 2003.
Aruna Gupta Prize and M. I. Qureshi Prize for Best Paper Presentation,
each carrying a certificate and a cash award of Rs. 500/- will be given
to an Indian mathematician (below 35 year of age). Three copies of the
paper to be considered for the prize along with the abstract may be sent
to the Convener by December 30, 2003. At the top of each copy of the
paper the name of the prize should be indicated. The papers to be
presented for consideration for prize should be under single authorship.
The stress will be given on both quality of research as well as
performance during presentation.
The proceedings of the Conference will be published. The full-length
paper in duplicate along with a floppy disc containing the file
formatted in MS Word/AMS Latex may be submitted to the Convener on or
before February 8, 2004. The manuscript must be organized and prepared
in the manner described in the conference web site.
Call for Open Problem
There is a plan to organize a session on open problems on the second day
of the Conference. If some problems have emerged out of your research
work and you want to pose it to the general audience, they can be
submitted to the Convener. Beside this we hope to have a discussion on
the possible future directions of researches in the field of Special
Functions in light of the socio-economic and technological developments
of the country.
Registration
All the participants are to be registered by December 30, 2003. Details
are at the web site as us the Conference Registration form.
Contact Information
Dr. S. Ahmad Ali,
Convener, CSFA' 2004
Head, Department of Mathematics,
Amiruddaula Islamia Degree College,
Lucknow 226 001. India.
Tel. +91 522 2272139 Ext 16 (Off), 2323905 (Res.)
Email: ahmad67@rediffmail.com, aahmad@postmark.net
Travel and Local Hospitality
Financial support for travel (in India) may be provided to some of the
participants subjected to the availability of funds. The participants
are encouraged to arrange the fund for travel from their institution
or/and funding agencies. However, all participants will be provided free
boarding and lodging during the Conference. Accommodation will be
arranged in the Guesthouse of the Institute and nearby guesthouses. The
boarding service will start with dinner on Feb.7, 2004. The
accommodation in the star hotels, if needed, can be arranged on actual
payment basis with intimation to Local organizing Secretary well in
advance.
Conference web site:
http://www.ssfa.gq.nu/csfa.html
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Sender: orthpol@yandex.ru
Subject: Krawtchouk Conference
Dear Colleagues,
The 10th International Scientific Krawtchouk (Kravchuk) Conference will
take place on May 13-15, 2004 in National Technical University of
Ukraine (KPI, Kiev).
Sections
1. Differential and Integral Equations and their Application
2. Algebra, Geometry. Mathematical and Numerical Analysis
3. Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics
4. History and Technique of Mathematical Teaching
Abstracts (1 page) can be submitted up to March 1, 2004 to:
02192, Kyiv-192,
do zapytannya,
YUZHAKOVA Ganna Oleksiyvna
Phone: +380 44 441 14 41
Email: conf@ptf.ntu-kpi.kiev.ua
The abstract should be camera ready for printing.
Registration fee - US $10. Participants from abroad please specify the
details of payment by email.
The conference will be held in the center of Kyiv (10 minutes from the
railway station by underground). Hotels can be booked in advance for
special prices and in different categories (approx. from US $30 to $200
per night).
We are looking forward to see you in Kyiv, and we hope that your
participation in the scientific meeting will be productive and
enjoyable.
See details at
http://www.geocities.com/orthpol/
or at
http://orthpol.narod.ru/
Sincerely,
Vadim Zelenkov
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From: Maria Grazia Russo
Subject: FAAT 2004- First Announcement
16-23 June 2004: 5th International Conference on Functional Analysis and
Approximation Theory (FAAT 2004), Acquafredda di Maratea, Potenza, Italy
Aim: the meeting is devoted to some significant aspects of contemporary
mathematical research in Functional Analysis, Operator Theory and
Approximation Theory, including the applications of these fields in
other areas such as partial differential equations, integral equations,
numerical analysis and stochastic analysis. One of the major aims of the
Conference is to bring together mathematicians working in the above
topics in order to spur interdisciplinary collaborations and exchanges
of results and techniques.
Main topics: Banach spaces, Banach lattices, function spaces, (positive)
linear operators, semigroups of (positive) linear operators, evolution
equations and stochastic analysis, approximate quadratures and integral
equations, approximation processes in abstract spaces and in function
spaces, approximation by (positive) operators, interpolation, polynomial
approximation, constructive approximation, orthogonal polynomials.
Confirmed invited speakers:
- Ehrhard Behrends (Berlin),
- Borislav Bojanov (Sofia),
- Aldric L. Brown (London),
- Niels Jacob (Swansea),
- Nigel Kalton (Columbia),
- Andreas Kro (Budapest),
- Willem Luxemburg (Pasadena),
- Francisco Marcellan (Madrid),
- Gradimir Milovanovic (Nis),
- Giovanni Monegato (Torino),
- Bernd Silbermann (Chemnitz),
- Vilmos Totik (Szeged),
- Gianluca Vinti (Perugia),
- Lutz Weis (Karlsruhe),
- Yuan Xu (Eugene, U.S.A.).
Scientific Program: plenary lectures (50 min.), selected section lectures
(30 min.) and short communications (15-20 min.).
Organizing Committee:
F. Altomare (altomare@pascal.dm.uniba.it),
A. Attalienti (attalienti@matfin.uniba.it),
M. Campiti (campiti@unile.it),
L. D'Ambrosio (dambros@dm.uniba.it),
S. Diomede (s.diomede@dse.uniba.it),
G. Mastroianni (mastroianni@unibas.it),
D. Occorsio (occorsio@unibas.it),
M. G. Russo (russo@unibas.it).
Sponsors:
- Center for Studies in Functional Analysis and Approximation
Theory of the University of Basilicata (Potenza, Italy),
- the National Research Group in Operator Theory, Semigroups and
Applications to Evolution Equations and Approximation Problems
(PRIN-COFIN 2003-05),
- the Department of Mathematics of the University of Basilicata
(Potenza, Italy),
- the Department of Economics of the University of Bari (Italy),
- the Department of Mathematics of the University of Lecce (Italy),
- the University of Basilicata (Italy),
- the University of Bari (Italy),
- the National Group for Mathematical Analysis, Probability and their
Applications (G.N.A.M.P.A.),
- the Basilicata Tourism Board.
Site: Hotel Villa del Mare, Acquafredda di Maratea, Potenza, Italy
Information: contact any of the Organizing Committee or visit the website
http://www.dm.unile.it/faat2004
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From: sfha
Subject: Workshop Irsee 2004
SPECIAL FUNCTIONS
IN HARMONIC ANALYSIS
AND APPLICATIONS
July 19-23, 2004
Kloster Irsee, Germany
Dear colleagues,
We are happy to announce the fourth workshop in the field
of special functions and harmonic analysis organized by the
Institute of Biomathematics and Biometry, GSF - National
Research Center for Environment and Health.
The workshop will take place in the former monastery Kloster
Irsee in the scenic area of Southern Bavaria. Irsee is famous
for its beautiful baroque church and its locally brewed beer.
The workshop is devoted to special functions and their role
in harmonic analysis, approximation theory, and applications.
The scientific program will consist of plenary lectures and
contributed talks. Our invited speakers are
Richard Askey (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Christian Berg (University of Copenhagen)
Charles Dunkl (University of Virginia)
Jeff Geronimo (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Tom Koornwinder (University of Amsterdam)
Willard Miller (University of Minnesota)
Todd Quinto (Tufts University Medford)
Yuan Xu (University of Oregon)
We are further planing to publish conference proceedings in a
special issue of a journal. Please note, that the number of
participants is limited to 60. For further information about
the meeting and registration please consult the conference
homepage ibb.gsf.de/~irsee.
We would be happy if you might consider joining us in Irsee,
and further ask you to forward this announcement to your
colleagues and students. If you have any questions, feel free
to contact the organizers (sfha@gsf.de).
We are looking forward to seeing you in Irsee in July 2004,
The Organizers
Wolfgang zu Castell & Frank Filbir
Institute of Biomathematics and Biometry
GSF - National Research Center
Ingolstaedter Landstrasse 1
85764 Neuherberg, Germany
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From: OPSF NET Editor
Subject: Conference in honour of Roderick Wong
An International Conference on Mathematics and its Applications
in honour of Professor Roderick Wong's 60th Birthday, will be held
May 28-31, 2004, at the City University of Hong Kong. The followong
information is from the web site:
http://www.cityu.edu.hk/ma/frame/conf.html
Plenary Speakers (Confirmed)
Stuart S. Antman, University of Maryland, USA
Richard A. Askey, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
John M. Ball, University of Oxford, UK
David J. Benney, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Michael Berry, Bristol University, UK
Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, Institut des Hautes Etudes
Scientifiques, France
Alberto Bressan, International School for Advanced Studies,
Trieste, Italy
Philippe G. Ciarlet, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Douglas S. Jones, University of Dundee, UK
Li Ta-tsien, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Pierre-Louis Lions, Collège de France, Paris, France
Tai-Ping Liu, Stanford University, USA and Academia Sinica,
Taipei
Ma Zhi-ming, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Robert M. Miura, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Louis Nirenberg, New York University, USA
Robert E. O'Malley, Jr., University of Washington, USA
Frank W. J. Olver, University of Maryland, USA
Jean-Michel Roquejoffre, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse,
France
Steve Smale, Toyota Technological Institute, Chicago, USA
Andrew C. C. Yao, Princeton University, USA
Invited Speakers (Confirmed)
Gang Bao, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA
Cewen Cao, Zhengzhou University, Henan, China
Raymond Chan, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Kwok Wing Chow, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Yunshyong Chow, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Adri Olde Daalhuis, University of Edinburgh, UK
T. Mark Dunster, San Diego State University, USA
Liliana Gratie, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Benqi Guo, University of Manitoba, Canada
Benyu Guo, Shanghai Normal University, China
Fred J. Hickernell, The Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Chris Howls, University of Southampton, England
Ling Hsiao, Academia Sinica, Beijing, China
Mourad Ismail, University of South Florida, USA
Lishang Jiang, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
Arno Kuijlaars, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Ya Yan Lu, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Thomas Osborn, University of Manitoba, Canada
Richard Paris, University of Abertay, Dundee, Scotland, UK
Peter Shiue, University of Nevada, USA
Weiwei Sun, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Tao Tang, The Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Yongji Tang, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Nico Temme, Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI),
The Netherlands
Vladimir Vladimirov, University of Hull, UK
Frederic Y. M. Wan, University of California, Irvine, USA
Ren-hong Wang, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China
Xiao-ping Wang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,
Hong Kong
Michael Ward, The University of British Columbia, Canada
Lan Wen, Peking University, Beijing, China
Yau Shu Wong, University of Alberta, Canada
Jianhong Wu, York University, Canada
Johnathan Wylie, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Frances Yao, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Shih-Hsien Yu, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Ding-Xuan Zhou, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Jun Zou, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Organizing Committee
(Department of Mathematics, City University of Hong Kong)
Philippe G. Ciarlet (co-chair)
Qiang Zhang (co-chair)
Felipe Cucker
Hui Hui Dai
Tong Yang
Conference Secretariat
Conference Secretary : Maggie Mak
E-mail: MCLBJ@cityu.edu.hk
Addr: Liu Bie Ju Centre for Mathematical Sciences,
City University of Hong Kong,
83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2788 9816 Fax: (852) 2788 7446
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From: Tom Koornwinder
Subject: Report on Bexbach Workshop
Report on the INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON SPECIAL FUNCTIONS,
ORTHOGONAL POLYNOMIALS, QUANTUM GROUPS AND RELATED TOPICS
dedicated to Dick Askey on his 70th birthday
October 18-22, 2003
Hotel Hochwiesmu"hle, Bexbach/Saarland, Germany
(The first report is by Wolfram Koepf and me. The second report is by
two student participants: Sabine Roth and Sebastian Pfister The third
report by Wolfram Koepf focuses on some of the lectures close to his
interests.)
The Workshop was perfectly organized by Andreas Ruffing (Munich,
Germany) and Sergei Suslov (Tempe, Arizona) who were able to raise funds
from various sources to invite 33 colleagues, 22 of whom presented talks
at the meeting. The other members of the organizing committee were Erik
Koelink (Delft), Tom Koornwinder (Amsterdam) and Jasper Stokman
(Amsterdam). The workshop has a website
http://hahn.la.asu.edu/~suslov/bexbach which contains details about the
program, the participants, etc.
Bexbach is a small town in Saarland in south-west Germany, not far from
the French border. The region has an old tradition of coal mines and
blast-furnaces. Much of this industry stopped a few decades ago. So the
region had to look for other economic activities, in which the city of
Bexbach has been quite successful.
To be honest, we did not see much of Bexbach since the workshop had a
tight schedule, but the atmosphere was excellent, since all participants
were accommodated in the same hotel, hence everybody would meet each
other between breakfast and dinner time. As a social event, the
participants took a bus trip to Schengen/Moselle with a very nice wine
dinner. Those who knew the name Schengen only through the "Schengen
signs" at European airports learned that Schengen is a small town in
Luxembourg near the French and German borders where the Schengen treaty
(making intra-European border controls superfluous) was signed.
The workshop program consisted of fourteen 40-minute and eight 25-minute
lectures. The official themes are mentioned above in the title of the
workshop. More specifically, the lectures could be categorized as
follows:
- classical special functions (and their relations with other fields):
Groenevelt, Iliev, Koepf, Koumandos, Ruscheweyh, Chu, Foupouagnigni,
Johnson.
- q-special functions and q-analysis (and quantum groups): Andrews,
Haine, Terwilliger, Zhedanov, Curtin, Gordillo, Suslov.
- the land beyond q (elliptic and other generalizations): Rosengren,
Ruijsenaars, Spiridonov, Stokman.
- various topics (number theory, combinatorics, stochastics): Kadell,
Reiher.
- Askey's closing lecture.
Titles and abstracts can be found at the webpage
http://hahn.la.asu.edu/~suslov/bexbach/schedule.html.
In general, the lectures were very well presented, and they were often
followed by a vivid discussion. Some lectures brought state of the art
surveys which were quite understandable by non-specialists. In
particular, the land beyond q is now a very active area, where much
remains to be done. Other lectures gave remarkable new results,
sometimes about old problems.
A quite remarkable aspect of the workshop was the presence of some
young participants: undergraduates from Munich. They got interested in
advanced mathematics (including special functions) on an early age by
their participation in the AbiTUMath program of the Faculty of
Mathematics at the TU in Munich. Andreas Ruffing is very active in
organizing this program. See the web page http://www.ma.tum.de/AbiTUMath/.
One of these young participants, Christian Reiher, gave an impressive
lecture in Bexbach.
The closing talk was given by Dick Askey who reflected many of the
results that were presented in this workshop. He highlighted some of
the results, by putting them in the right perspective, and presented
some of his favourite subjects. In general, Dick was in excellent form
during this meeting, and very active in discussions after the
lectures.
During the banquet on the last evening speeches were made by George
Andrews, Tom Koornwinder and Sergei Suslov. At 9 p.m. we were all asked
to go outdoors for the special event, which was a spectacular fireworks
display in honor of Dick, almost as large in scale and beauty as the
fireworks on the Queen's birthday (where appropriate).
We will treasure the memory of this workshop as a wonderful event! The
only pity was that not all of Dick's major collaborators were able to
participate. As spin-off of the workshop a special issue of the
Ramanujan Journal will be published in honor of Dick, which certainly
will also include papers associated with lectures given in Bexbach.
There is also a possibility that a further book will appear with longer
survey and tutorial papers on elliptic special functions.
Wolfram Koepf and Tom Koornwinder
Students' Report on the International Workshop on Special Functions,
Orthogonal Polynomials, Quantum Groups and Related Topics, Bexbach,
Germany
The workshop opened with welcome addresses by representatives from local
government and industry. We learned, for instance, about the
geographical and historical peculiarities of the Bexbach region. Next
came the interesting and rich program of lectures.
The talks, by speakers from four continents covered the various topics
and fields of research that have been significantly influenced by
Richard Askey and his work and furthermore showed their present and
future development. What was remarkable was the variety in the group of
lecturers, which included not only collaborators and colleagues of R.
Askey (some for decades), but also PhD students and even a first
semester undergraduate student - who, among other things, proved during
the conference an open conjecture concerning q-Fourier series raised in
a recently published book by Sergei K. Suslov (a member of the
organization committee).
The participants did not hesitate to use the opportunity to ask
questions and make comments after each talk, so that - in order to
keep to the conference schedule - some of the discussions
had to be continued over the meals. Especially because of the wide
spectrum of generations covered by the participants, some of these
conversations were extended to late hours in the night. But also the
variety in scientific background - a vital mixture of physicists and
mathematicians - contributed to the special and intense character
of the discussions.
Besides the scientific part, the program offered two social events. On
the evening of 20 October a trip took place to the triple point where
the borders of Germany, France and Luxembourg meet and where the
"Schengener Abkommen" was signed. Afterwards a tasting of regional Mosel
wines was arranged by Andreas Ruffing. The second social event was a
fireworks display dedicated to Richard Askey on the last evening. Both
events emphasized the pleasant and communicative atmosphere of the
conference.
Sabine Roth and Sebastian Pfister
undergraduate students at Technical University Muenchen
Some impressions of lectures during the INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON
SPECIAL FUNCTIONS, ORTHOGONAL POLYNOMIALS, QUANTUM GROUPS AND RELATED
TOPICS dedicated to Dick Askey on his 70th birthday
by Wolfram Koepf
Since I cannot give the details of all the lectures, I would like to
give an impression - which is completely biased by my own interests -
about some of them.
George Andrews gave the first lecture. This was an excellent choice
since George knows Dick for a very long time and he could point several
times to Dick's influence on his own work. Practically all lecturers
adopted this approach. George introduced the audience to two formulas in
Ramanujan's lost notebook that until recently were still unproved. These
statements can be interpreted as Weierstrass product representations for
some entire functions although they don't look like it at first sight.
Very interesting!
Wenchang Chu's talk solved an old problem suggested by Dick Askey: The
Pollaczek polynomials have a hypergeometric representation from which it
is impossible to read off their polynomial structure directly. Hence
Dick had asked for a method to see this. Wenchang Chu gave an elementary
way to rewrite the hypergeometric representation of the Pollaczek
polynomials as a multiple sum from which their polynomial structure can
be read off.
Wolfram Koepf's talk recapitulated the history of the Bieberbach and
Milin conjectures as well as de Branges' proof which used the
Askey-Gasper inequality as an essential tool. This inequality is an easy
consequence of an identity that Askey and Gasper had been given several
years before de Branges' proof. It turns out that a completely
independent proof of the Bieberbach conjecture given by Lenard Weinstein
unexpectedly uses the same special function system that de Branges had
used. The lecture presented algorithms and computer proofs of some of
the relevant statements.
Stamatis Koumandos presented a talk in which he gave generalizations of
the Askey-Gasper inequality and many more inequalities that had been
studied by Dick and his co-authors. Stamatis and his co-authors have
introduced methods to obtain results that are much sharper in some sense
than previous ones.
Stephan Ruscheweyh's talk "Vietoris' Theorem: A Complex View" gave a
very interesting interpretation of Vietoris' theorem in terms of
subordination which plays an important role in geometric function
theory: If the real and the imaginary parts of an analytic function are
positive, then its image domain is part of the right upper quadrant.
Using an approach from geometric function theory he was able to restate
Vietoris' theorem in a very interesting way. Methods from geometric
function theory can be used for a proof.
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From: Pete McCoy
Subject: OP&SF Activity Group Organizes Special Session
OP & SF Activity Group members, Peter Clarkson, Francisco Marcellan and
Pete McCoy co-hosted the AMS-SIAM Special Session on "Classical and
Nonlinear Special Functions" held at the Joint Mathematics Meetings,
Phoenix, Arizona, January 9, 2004.
The special session was well attended, the talks superb and the
discussions stimulating. The speakers (designated by "*"), titles of
their talks and affiliations follow. (Note that Stephen Casey withdrew
and Bernard Deconinck was added after the program was published)
Abstracts of the talks (apart from Deconinck's) may be viewed in links
from the web page:
http://www.ams.org/amsmtgs/2078_program_ss9.html#title
A Note on the Equivalence of Kramer's and Shannon's Sampling Theorems.
Ahmed I Zayed*, DePaul University
Amin Boumenir, University of West Georgia
Lam\'e polynomials, the Hermit--Krichever Ansatz, and hyperelliptic
reduction.
Robert S. Maier*, University of Arizona
Differential Equations for Dyson Processes.
Craig A Tracy*, UC Davis
Harold Widom, UC Santa Cruz
First Integrals of a Generalized Darboux-Halphen System.
R G Halburd*, Loughborough University
Chazy and Darboux-Halphen Systems.
M J Ablowitz*, University of Colorado, Boulder
The Painlev\'e property; a Riemann-Hilbert approach.
Percy A Deift*, Courant Institute, NYU
Sequence of distribution functions involving Painleve II.
Jinho Baik*, University of Michigan
Rational Solutions of the Painlev\'e Equations and Associated Special
Polynomials.
Peter A Clarkson*, University of Kent
Computing Riemann Theta Functions.
Bernard Deconinck*, University of Washington
Digital Library of Mathematical Functions: A Project Report.
Daniel Lozier*, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Painleve\'e Transcendents and Random matrices.
Alexander R Its*, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Justification of the Existence of a Group of Asymptotics of the General
Fifth Painlev\'e Transcendent.
Youmin Lu*, Bloomsburg University
Zhoude Shao, Millersville University
Accurate calculation of Mathieu functions with an application to
acoustic radiation from elliptic cylinders.
Arnie Lee Van Buren*, Naval Undersea Warfare Center
Jeffrey E Boisvert, Naval Undersea Warfare Center
The Ince equation.
Hans W Volkmer*, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
A New Asymptotic Series for the Gamma Function and Improved Stirling
Formula Estimates.
Xiquan Shi*, Delaware State University
Fengshan Liu, Delaware State University
The Role of Orthogonal Polynomials in the Analysis of Laser
Propagation.
Reza Malek-Madani, U.S. Naval Academy
Peter A. McCoy*, U.S. Naval Academy
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From: OP-SF NET Editor
Subject: Report on AMS Special Sessions
Apart from the Special Session on "Classical and Nonlinear Special
Functions" reported on above, the Joint Mathematics Meetings at Phoenix,
Arizona (January 7-10, 2004) featured Special Sessions on Theory and
Applications of Orthogonal Polynomials and on Continued Fractions. Below
are listed the organizers, speakers (denoted by an asterisk) and
titles. These are taken from the Meetings Program and do not reflect
last-minute changes. Abstracts for these and all other Special Sessions
may be viewed at:
http://www.ams.org/amsmtgs/2078_special.html
AMS Special Session on Theory and Applications of Orthogonal Polynomials
Organizers:
Mourad E. H. Ismail, University of South Florida ismail@math.usf.edu
Barry Simon, California Institute of Technology
Tridiagonal pairs and finite dimensional $U_q({\widehat {sl}}_2)$-modules.
Paul M Terwilliger*, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Tatsuro Ito, Kanazawa University
Three q-Hermite polynomials.
Dennis W Stanton*, University of Minnesota
Generating functions for moments of orthogonal polynomials.
Ira M. Gessel*, Brandeis University
Jiang Zeng, University of Lyon, I
Matrix valued orthogonal polynomials and differential equations.
F. Alberto Grunbaum*, UC Berkeley
Applications of a complete expansion for the partition function of random
matrix theory.
N Ercolani, University of Arizona
Kenneth D. T-R McLaughlin*, University of North Carolina
Determinants With Orthogonal Polynomial Entries.
Mourad E.H. Ismail*, University of Central Florida
Orthogonal and extremal polynomials on discrete sets.
Steven Benjamin Damelin*, Georgia Southern University
Some recurrence formulas for Two variable orthogonal polynomials on the
Unit circle.
Jeffrey S Geronimo*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Orthogonal Polynomials on the Unit Circle.
Barry Simon*, Caltech
The Christoffel-Uvarov formula and averages of random characteristic
polynomials.
E Strahov*, Caltech
Generalised Chebyshev Polynomials under Polynomial Mappings.
Y Chen, Imperial College
J C Griffin*, Imperial College
M Ismail, University of South Florida
The Ten Martini Problem.
Joaquim Puig*, Universitat de Barcelona
Jacobi matrices with unbounded coefficients at critical coupling.
David Damanik*, California Institute of Technology
Serguei Naboko, St. Petersburg University
Zero Distribution of Orthogonal Polynomials over Regions and Curves.
Edward B. Saff*, Vanderbilt University
Erwin Mina, Vanderbilt University
AMS Special Session on Continued Fractions
Organizers:
James G. McLaughlin, Trinity College
Nancy J. Wyshinski, Trinity College
A Survey on $q$-Continued Fractions in Ramanujan's Lost Notebook.
Bruce C. Berndt*, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
A Moment Problem and a Family of Integral Evaluations.
Mourad E.H. Ismail*, University of Central Florida
Simultaneous diophantine approximation in the vector space ${\Bbb Q}
+{\Bbb Q}\alpha$.
Edward B Burger*, Williams College
Systems of orthogonal polynomials arising from the modular $j$-function.
Stephanie Basha, Santa Clara University
Jayce Robert Getz*, Harvard
Harris Nover, California Institue of Technology
Emma Smith, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
A Two-Dimensional Minkowski Question Mark Function.
Olga R. Beaver, Williams
Thomas Garrity*, Williams
Analytic Theory and Application of Continued Fractions, A Survey.
William B. Jones*, University of Colorado, Boulder
Truncated rational moment problems and quadratures.
Xin Li*, University of Central Florida
Simultaneous diophantine approximation to successive powers of a real
algebraic integer.
Doug Hensley*, Texas A&M University
Continued Fractions Associated with Solution of a Wave Equation.
Brian A. Hagler*, University of Texas of the Permian Basin
An Euler-Minding theorem for $G$-continued fractions.
Geumlan Choi*, University of Illinois
Douglas Bowman, Northern Illinois University
On a class of classical polynomials, uniformly approximating the checkmark
function.
P D Dragnev*, Indiana-Purdue University
D A Legg, Indiana-Purdue University
D W Townsend, Indiana-Purdue University
The Many Vistas of Continued Fractions.
Richard A Mollin*, University of Calgary
Applications of Brooks's Continued Fraction Parameter to Riemann Surfaces
and QC Maps.
G Brock Williams*, Texas Tech University
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From: OP-SF NET Editor
Subject: Study Group Member Section Vice-President
Pete McCoy assumed the duties of Vice-President of the
Washington-Baltimore Section of SIAM on January 1, 2004.
The SIAM Washington-Baltimore Section promotes the interests of applied
mathematicians in academia, industry, and government in the metropolitan
area of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland. The Section regularly
hosts evening events consisting of dinner followed by an expository
lecture. With a mailing list of 540, it is SIAM's second most active
section.
See http://www.siam.org/sections/WashBalt/index.htm
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Subject: Wolfram Functions site
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Subject: Preprints in arXiv.org
The following preprints related to the fields of orthogonal polynomials
and special functions were recently posted or cross-listed to one of the
subcategories of arXiv.org. See especially:
http://front.math.ucdavis.edu/math.CA
http://front.math.ucdavis.edu/math.CO
http://front.math.ucdavis.edu/math.QA
http://xxx.lanl.gov/archive/solv-int
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.NT/0311033
Title: S\'eries hyperg\'eom\'etriques basiques, $q$-analogues des
valeurs de la fonction z\^eta et s\'eries d'Eisenstein
Authors: C. Krattenthaler (Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1), T.
Rivoal (CNRS Universite de Caen), W. Zudilin (Lomonosov State
University, Moscow)
Comments: AmS-LaTeX; 26 pages
Subj-class: Number Theory; Classical Analysis and ODEs
MSC-class: Primary 11J72; Secondary 11M36, 33D15
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.CO/0311043
Title: Appell polynomials and their relatives
Authors: Michael Anshelevich
Comments: 44 pages, 2 postscript figures
Subj-class: Combinatorics
MSC-class: Primary 05A; Secondary 46L54
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.SP/0311049
Title: Sturm Oscillation and Comparison Theorems
Authors: Barry Simon
Subj-class: Spectral Theory; Mathematical Physics
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.SP/0311050
Title: Analogs of the M-Function in the Theory of Orthogonal
Polynomials on the Unit Circle
Authors: Barry Simon
Subj-class: Spectral Theory; Mathematical Physics
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.CA/0311055
Title: Asymptotic upper bounds for the entropy of orthogonal
polynomials in the Szeg\H{o} class
Authors: B. Beckermann, A. Martinez-Finkelshtein, E.A. Rakhmanov, F.
Wielonsky
Comments: 17 pages
Subj-class: Classical Analysis and ODEs; Mathematical Physics
MSC-class: 33C45; 42C05; 81V45; 94A17
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.CA/0311088
Title: Zeros of polynomials orthogonal on two arcs of the unit circle
Authors: A.L.Lukashov, F.Peherstorfer
Subj-class: Classical Analysis and ODEs; Complex Variables
MSC-class: 42C05
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.NT/0311114
Title: Hyperg{\'e}om{\'e}trie et fonction z{\^e}ta de Riemann
Authors: C. Krattenthaler, T. Rivoal
Comments: AmS-LaTeX, 62 pages
Subj-class: Number Theory; Classical Analysis and ODEs
MSC-class: Primary 11J72; Secondary 11J82, 33C20
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.CA/0311126
Title: Partial sums of hypergeometric series of unit argument
Authors: Wolfgang Buehring
Comments: 12 pages, AMS-LaTeX
Subj-class: Classical Analysis and ODEs
MSC-class: 33C20
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.GM/0311140
Title: The Bilateral Vandermonde Convolution
Authors: Martin Erik Horn
Comments: 3 pages, no figures
Subj-class: General Mathematics
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.CA/0311195
Title: On a combinatorial problem of Asmus Schmidt
Authors: Wadim Zudilin (Cologne & Moscow)
Comments: 7 pages, AmSTeX
Subj-class: Classical Analysis and ODEs; Combinatorics
MSC-class: 11B65, 33C20
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.CA/0311196
Title: Binomial sums related to rational approximations to $\zeta(4)$
Authors: Wadim Zudilin (Moscow)
Comments: 5 pages, AmSTeX
Subj-class: Classical Analysis and ODEs; Number Theory
MSC-class: 11B65, 33C20
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.AP/0311218
Title: The Prolongation Problem for the Heavenly Equation
Authors: M. Palese (Dept. Math. Univ. of Torino, Italy),
R.A. Leo, G. Soliani (Dept. Phys. Univ. of Lecce, Italy)
Comments: 9 pages, Proc. SIGRAV Conference (Bari 1998)
Subj-class: Analysis of PDEs; Mathematical Physics
MSC-class: 33C10;83C20;35A30;58J72
Journal-ref: Recent developments in general relativity
(Bari, 1998), 337--344, Springer Italia, Milan, 2000
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.RT/0311246
Title: Paley-Wiener theorems for the $\Theta$-spherical transform:
an overview
Authors: G. Olafsson, A. Pasquale
Subj-class: Representation Theory; Functional Analysis
MSC-class: 33C67, 43A90, 43A85
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.NT/0311255
Title: The distribution of Mahler's measures of reciprocal
polynomials
Authors: Christopher D. Sinclair
Comments: 13 pages. To be published in Int. J. Math. Math. Sci
Subj-class: Number Theory
MSC-class: 33E20, 44A05
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.PR/0311280
Title: Bessel processes, the integral of geometric Brownian motion,
and Asian options
Authors: M. Schroder, P. Carr
Comments: 29pp, 1 Figure, to appear in Theory of Probability and its
Applications
Subj-class: Probability Theory; Classical Analysis and ODEs
MSC-class: 60G35
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.QA/0311283
Title: Noncompact quantum algebra $u_q(2,1)$
Authors: Yu.F. Smirnov, Yu.I. Kharitonov
Comments: 23 pages, LaTeX (kapproc); to be published in Proceedings
of International Symposium "Symmetry in Sciences XIII"
(Bregenz, Austria, July 2003)
Subj-class: Quantum Algebra; Representation Theory
MSC-class: 17B10, 17B37, 17B65, 17B67, 17B80, 81R50, 33D67, 33D80,
81R12
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.CA/0311307
Title: Analytic continuation of eigenvalues of the Lam\'e operator
Authors: Kouichi Takemura
Comments: 14 pages
Subj-class: Classical Analysis and ODEs; Mathematical Physics;
Exactly Solvable and Integrable Systems
MSC-class: 33E10, 34M35, 34L16
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.QA/0311405
Title: Virasoro Algebra, Dedekind $\eta$-function and Specialized
Macdonald's Identities
Authors: Antun Milas
Comments: 16 pages, LaTeX
Subj-class: Quantum Algebra; Representation Theory
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.SP/0311469
Title: On generalized sum rules for Jacobi matrices
Authors: F. Nazarov, F. Peherstorfer, A. Volberg, P. Yuditskii
Comments: misprints correction, Appendix added
Subj-class: Spectral Theory; Mathematical Physics
MSC-class: 47B36
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.QA/0311512
Title: Vector valued spherical functions and Macdonald-Koornwinder
polynomials
Authors: Alexei A. Oblomkov, Jasper V. Stokman
Comments: 47 pages, no figures
Subj-class: Quantum Algebra; Representation Theory
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/hep-th/0311227
Title: Orthogonal Polynomials for Potentials of two Variables with
External Sources
Authors: M.C. Bergere (CEA/Saclay, SPhT, France)
Comments: latex poly.tex, 1 file, 33 pages [SPhT-T03/180], submitted
to Commun. Math. Phys.this
http URL SPhT-T03/180
Subj-class: High Energy Physics - Theory; Mathematical Physics
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/nlin.SI/0311028
Title: Symbolic algorithms for the Painleve test, special
solutions, and recursion operators for nonlinear PDEs
Authors: Douglas Baldwin, Willy Hereman, Jack Sayers
Comments: 15 pages for the CRM Proceedings of the Workshop on Group
Theory and Numerical Methods
Subj-class: Exactly Solvable and Integrable Systems
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/nlin.SI/0311033
Title: The PDEs of biorthogonal polynomials arising in the
two-matrix model
Authors: M. Bertola, B. Eynard
Comments: 20 pages
Subj-class: Exactly Solvable and Integrable Systems
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/nlin.SI/0311058
Title: Nonlinear differential equations with exact solutions
Authors: N.A. Kudryashov
Comments: 28 pages
Subj-class: Exactly Solvable and Integrable Systems; Chaotic Dynamics
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.NT/0312008
Title: On sums of squares of the Riemann zeta-function on the
critical line
Authors: Aleksandar Ivi\'c
Comments: 16 pages
Subj-class: Number Theory
MSC-class: 11M06
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.CA/0312075
Title: Connection Formulae for Asymptotics of Solutions of the
Degenerate Third Painlev\'{e} Equation. I
Authors: A. V. Kitaev, A. H. Vartanian
Comments: 40 pages, LaTeX2e
Subj-class: Classical Analysis and ODEs; Mathematical Physics;
Exactly Solvable and Integrable Systems
MSC-class: 33E17, 34M40, 34M50, 34M55, 34M60
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.NT/0312097
Title: On small values of the Riemann zeta-function on the critical
line and gaps between zeros
Authors: Aleksandar Ivi\'c
Comments: 13 pages
Subj-class: Number Theory
MSC-class: 11M06
Journal-ref: Lietuvos Matem. Rinkinys 42(2002), 31-45
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.NT/0312117
Title: The fourth moment of the zeta-function
Authors: Aleksandar Ivi\'c
Comments: 12 pages
Subj-class: Number Theory
MSC-class: 11M06
Journal-ref: Proc. 10th Congress of Yugoslav Mathematicians
(Belgrade 21-24.01.2001), University of Belgrade, 2001, pp. 73-82
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.CA/0312148
Title: An identity of Andrews, multiple integrals, and
very-well-poised hypergeometric series
Authors: Christian Krattenthaler (Universite Claude Bernard Lyon-I),
Tanguy Rivoal (Universite de Caen)
Comments: 14 pages; AmS-LaTeX; several corrections, and a reference
added
Subj-class: Classical Analysis and ODEs; Number Theory
MSC-class: Primary 33C20; Secondary 11J72
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.NT/0312180
Title: The Laplace transform of the fourth moment of the
zeta-function
Authors: Aleksandar Ivi\'c
Comments: 8 pages
Subj-class: Number Theory
MSC-class: 11M06; 11F72; 11F66
Journal-ref: Univ. Beograd. Publ. Elektrotehn. Fak. Ser. Mat.
11(2000), 41-48
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.CA/0312236
Title: Another proof of Bailey's 6-psi-6 summation
Authors: Frederic Jouhet, Michael Schlosser
Comments: 7 pages
Subj-class: Classical Analysis and ODEs; Combinatorics
MSC-class: 33D15
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.CO/0312247
Title: A new approach to the theory of classical hypergeometric
polynomials
Authors: Jose Manuel Marco, Javier Parcet
Comments: 30 pages
Subj-class: Combinatorics
MSC-class: 33D15; 33D45
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.CA/0312248
Title: Taylor series for the Askey-Wilson operator and classical
summation formulas
Authors: Jose Manuel Marco, Javier Parcet
Comments: 9 pages
Subj-class: Classical Analysis and ODEs
MSC-class: 33D15
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.NT/0312303
Title: On certain sums over ordinates of zeta zeros
Authors: Aleksandar Ivi\'c
Comments: 13 pages
Subj-class: Number Theory
MSC-class: 11M06
Journal-ref: Bull. CXXII Acad. Serbe Sciences Math\'ematiques No.
26(2001), 39-52
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.CA/0312310
Title: An elementary approach to 6j-symbols (classical, quantum,
rational, trigonometric, and elliptic)
Authors: Hjalmar Rosengren
Comments: 32 pages
Subj-class: Classical Analysis and ODEs; Mathematical Physics;
Quantum Algebra
MSC-class: 33D45, 33D80, 82B23
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.CA/0312312
Title: A set of orthogonal polynomials, dual to alternative
q-Charlier polynomials
Authors: N. M. Atakishiyev, A. U. Klimyk
Comments: 9 pages, LaTeX
Subj-class: Classical Analysis and ODEs; Spectral Theory
MSC-class: 33D45; 47B36; 81Q10
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.QA/0312327
Title: Zeros of Symmetric Laurent Polynomials of Type $(BC)_n$ and
Self-dual Koornwinder-Macdonald Polynomials Specialized at
$t^{k+1}q^{r-1}=1$
Authors: Masahiro Kasatani
Comments: 12 pages
Subj-class: Quantum Algebra; Combinatorics
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.FA/0312389
Title: Relations on noncommutative variables and associated
orthogonal polynomials
Authors: T. Banks, T. Constantinescu, J. L. Johnson
Comments: 29 pages, 4 figures
Subj-class: Functional Analysis
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.CO/0312397
Title: On Simple Characterisations of Sheffer psi- polynomials and
Related Propositions of the Calculus of Sequences
Authors: A. K. Kwasniewski
Subj-class: Combinatorics
MSC-class: 05A40, 81S99
Journal-ref: Bull. Soc. Sci. Lett. Lodz Ser. Rech. Deform. 52, Ser.
Rech. Deform. 36 (2002) pp.45-65
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.GM/0312401
Title: Bernoulli-Taylor formula for psi-umbral difference calculus
Authors: A. K. Kwasniewski
Subj-class: General Mathematics
MSC-class: 39A13, 33D99
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.NT/0312425
Title: On some recent results in the theory of the zeta-function
Authors: Aleksandar Ivi\'c
Comments: 10 pages, conference
Subj-class: Number Theory
MSC-class: 11M06
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.CO/0312448
Title: The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences
Authors: N. J. A. Sloane
Comments: 9 pages, 1 fig
Subj-class: Combinatorics; Number Theory
MSC-class: 05-00, 11-00, 40-00
Journal-ref: Notices American Math. Soc., Vol. 50 (Sept. 2003),
912-915
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math.CA/0312502
Title: A Bailey tree for integrals
Authors: V.P. Spiridonov
Comments: 7 pages, to appear in Theor. Math. Phys. (Russian)
Subj-class: Classical Analysis and ODEs
MSC-class: 33Dxx
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/cond-mat/0312457
Title: Asymmetric Simple Exclusion Process with Open Boundaries
and Askey-Wilson Polynomials
Authors: Masaru Uchiyama, Tomohiro Sasamoto, Miki Wadati
Comments: 21 pages, 2 figures
Subj-class: Statistical Mechanics; Mathematical Physics; Exactly
Solvable and Integrable Systems
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math-ph/0312020
Title: On the non homogeneous quadratic Bessel zeta function
Authors: Mauro Spreafico
Subj-class: Mathematical Physics
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math-ph/0312057
Title: Second order q-difference equations solvable by factorization
method
Authors: Alina Dobrogowska, Anatol Odzijewicz
Comments: 21 pages
Subj-class: Mathematical Physics
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/math-ph/0312074
Title: Generalized Landen Transformation Formulas for Jacobi Elliptic
Functions
Authors: Avinash Khare, Uday Sukhatme
Comments: 26 pages, 0 figures
Subj-class: Mathematical Physics
http://www.arXiv.org/abs/nlin.CD/0312035
Title: Nonlinear differential equations with exact solutions
expressed via the Weierstrass function
Authors: N.A. Kudryashov
Subj-class: Chaotic Dynamics; Exactly Solvable and Integrable Systems
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