the sac newsletter
Number 1, November 1996.

Ongoing European Projects in Computer Algebra

The Project TERA: the Comeback of Oblomov in Computer Science

by Joos Heintz

Dep. de Matematicas Estadistica y Computacion
Facultad de Ciencias
Av. de los Castros s/n
39005 Santander
Tel: +34 42 201535, Fax: +34 42 201402

TERA, being the acronym for ``Turbo Evaluation and Rapid Algorithms", is the name of a loosely organized project group spread over four countries (Spain, France, Germany, Argentina) and including nine universities and research institutions. Twenty seven collaborators make up this group whose research and development activities is organized around two tasks, a practical and a theoretical one.