By Zhaojun Bai, Gene Golub (auth.), Anne Bourlioux, Martin J. Gander, Gert Sabidussi (eds.)
When we first heard within the spring of 2000 that the Seminaire de matMmatiques superieures (SMS) used to be drawn to devoting its consultation of the summer time of 200l-its 40th-to medical computing the belief of taking over the organizational paintings appeared to us just a little distant. extra instant issues have been on our minds: one among us was once approximately to head on depart to the Courant Institute, the opposite getting ready for a learn summer season in Paris. however the extra we realized in regards to the probabilities of this type of seminar, the help for the association and in addition the good background of the SMS, the extra we grew connected to the undertaking. the subjects we deliberate to hide have been meant to span quite a lot of theoretical and useful instruments for fixing difficulties in photo processing, skinny motion pictures, mathematical finance, electric engineering, relocating interfaces, and combustion. those purposes on my own express how extensive the effect of clinical computing has turn into over the past 20 years: virtually any sector of technology and engineering is enormously encouraged by way of simulations, and the SMS workshop during this box got here very well timed. We made up our minds to arrange the workshop in pairs of audio system for every of the 8 subject matters we had selected, and we invited the major specialists around the globe in those fields. We have been very lucky that each speaker we invited permitted to come back, so this system might be discovered as planned.