SciCADE 07

John Butcher Award in Numerical Analysis

John Butcher Award in Numerical Analysis is administered in New Zealand by ANZIAM (NZ).

The joint winners of the Butcher Award in Numerical Analysis at SCiCADE 2007 were:
Thomas Schmelzer, a student Nick Trefethen at the University of Oxford, and
Anders Hansen, a student of Arieh Iserles at the University of Cambridge.


The John Butcher Award in Numerical Analysis has been established to recognise John's long and productive career in numerical analysis, and in particular in the numerical solution of ordinary differential equations. He is well known in the international community for his contributions in this area.

In 1966, John was appointed Professor of Mathematics and Head of the Mathematics department at the University of Auckland. Apart from a period of ten years as inaugural Professor of the Computer Science department, he has been associated with the Auckland Mathematics department ever since.

In keeping with John's consistent encouragement of students, the award is for the best student talk at SciCADE, considering both the academic merit of the content and the presentation itself.

  • Eligibility
    All graduate students presenting papers at one of the biennial SciCADE conferences are eligible to be considered for this award. However a former winner of the award is not eligible to be considered for a second award.
  • Definition of student
    The International Scientific Committee (ISC) of the conference will determine if a potential candidate is a bona fide student, possibly consulting the person's advisor or supervisor.
  • Selection
    The ISC, or their nominees, shall make the selection of the award winner. This will be based on the scientific content of the abstract and the lecture, and on the quality of the presentation.
  • The Award
    The Award shall consist of a sum of money determined by the NZ branch of ANZIAM before each SciCADE conference together with a framed certificate.

The John Butcher Award in Numerical Analysis and the associated funds are administered by the NZ branch of ANZIAM.

How to apply:
Those who want to apply to the Award competition are requested to submit his/her abstract of talk in SciCADE07 as the required way, and at the same time to e-mail to Philippe Chartier, the conference chairman, at scicade07@irisa.fr expressing his/her will of joining together with the reference of the name of his/her advisor or supervisor.

Closing date:
The same date of abstract submission, that is, June 1, 2007
Extented deadline : June 23, 2007 .

The awarding:
It will be carried out as the final event of the SciCADE07 conference.

Any questions should be addressed to Philippe Chartier scicade07@irisa.fr.