Professor Xinyuan Wu is currently in Auckland as the guest of Professor John Butcher, and will be lecturing at Massey (Palmerston North) next week. Professor Wu visited the library to donate a copy of his new book, Structure-preserving algorithms for oscillatory differential equations, Vol. 2 (co-published by Science Press Beijing and Springer).
Professor Xinyuan Wu (Nanjing Univ.) with Rachel Chidlow (Library Manager - Science & Engineering) and Emeritus Professor John Butcher (Maths). Photo: Liz Hardley.
Publishing on numerical analysis, differential equations, operations research, mathematical programming, etc, Professor Wu has been the Chair of Nanjing's International Conferences on Numerical Analysis of Differential Equations (with Professor Butcher as Honorary Chair in 2014), and also chaired the 2015 Mini Workshop on Numerical Analysis of ODEs (jointly organised by the University of Auckland and Nanjing University), as well as the 2014 and 2015 symposia on Structure-Preserving Algorithms for Differential Equations.
Also present were: Dr Helmut Podhaisky (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg), another of Professor Butcher's guests; Dr. Shixiao Wang (Maths, The University of Auckland); and the Maths Subject Librarian.
Professor Wu's book will be available to borrow in the General Library soon. Volume 1 is currently available as an eBook through the Library Catalogue.