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OPSF Members: I apologize for overlooking the mailing of this issue. Dan Lozier, Chair, OPSF Activity Group -----Original Message----- From: mailer@siam.org [mailto:mailer@siam.org] Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2004 8:59 AM Subject: OP-SF Net Volume 11 Number 1 o - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o January 15, 2004 O P - S F N E T Volume 11, Number 1 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Editor: Martin Muldoon muldoon@yorku.ca The Electronic News Net of the SIAM Activity Group on Orthogonal Polynomials and Special Functions Please send contributions to: poly@siam.org Subscribe by mailing to: poly-request@siam.org or to: listproc@nist.gov o - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o 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 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From: OP-SF NET Editor <muldoon@yorku.ca> 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 Topic #2 ----------- OP-SF NET 11.1 ------------- January 15, 2004 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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 Topic #3 ----------- OP-SF NET 11.1 ------------- January 15, 2004 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From: Maria Grazia Russo <russo@unibas.it> 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 Topic #4 ----------- OP-SF NET 11.1 ------------- January 15, 2004 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From: sfha <sfha@gsf.de> 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 Topic #5 ----------- OP-SF NET 11.1 ------------- January 15, 2004 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From: OPSF NET Editor <muldoon@yorku.ca> 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 Topic #6 ----------- OP-SF NET 11.1 ------------- January 15, 2004 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From: Tom Koornwinder <thk@science.uva.nl> 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. Topic #7 ----------- OP-SF NET 11.1 ------------- January 15, 2004 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From: Pete McCoy <pam@usna.edu> 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 Topic #8 ----------- OP-SF NET 11.1 ------------- January 15, 2004 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From: OP-SF NET Editor <muldoon@yorku.ca> 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 Topic #9 ----------- OP-SF NET 11.1 ------------- January 15, 2004 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From: OP-SF NET Editor <muldoon@yorku.ca> 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 Topic #10 ----------- OP-SF NET 11.1 ------------- January 15, 2004 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From: Oleg Marichev <oleg@wolfram.com> Subject: Wolfram Functions site I am happy to inform you about official presentation of our functions site. I invite you to look at http://functions.wolfram.com/ http://www.wolfram.com/news/functionssite.html Your comments can be emailed not only to me but to comments@functions.wolfram.com Oleg Marichev Topic #11 ----------- OP-SF NET 11.1 ------------- January 15, 2004 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From: OPSF NET Editor <muldoon@yorku.ca> 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. 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