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Gene Golub Day in Pisa

February 29th, 2008

Gene Howard Golub (1932-2007)

On February 29th, 2008 from 11am till 7pm, there will be an informal meeting at the Department of Mathematics, University of Pisa, in memory of Gene Golub. This date would have been the 19th birthday of Gene.

The event is part of a series of similar events replicated around the world on the same day. The full list of events is being maintained by Michael Overton of NYU.

The meeting consists of informal talks about themes of general interest in matrix computations and about the joint collaborations with Gene. It will be followed by a dinner. Further details will be announced.

Who wishes to attend or ideally joining this celebration should send a message to Dario bini[at]dm[dot]unipi[dot]it with subject Gene


Morning Session:
11:00 Dario Bini and Michael Overton: Opening
11:15 Stefano Serra Capizzano: "Hermitian and skew-Hermitian splittings with preconditioning"
11:45 Dario Fasino: "Matrices, moments, and quadrature, with rational functions"
12:15 Emilio Spedicato: "ABS solution of normal equations of the second type for application to primal-dual interior point methods"

12:45 Lunch

Afternoon Session:
14:45 Group picture
15:00 Personal tributes from Gene's friends and colleagues
15:30 Michael Overton: "The Search for the Nearest Defective Matrix"
16:00 Luca Gemignani: "The secular equation: Another golden bridge between polynomial and structured matrix computations"
16:30 Nicola Mastronardi: "Total least squares and the secular equation"

17:00 coffee break

17:30 Nicola Guglielmi: " Computing the joint spectral radius of a family of matrices"
18:00 Carla Manni: "Some applications of total positivity in CAGD"
18:30 Dario A. Bini: "Cyclic reduction: From Poisson equation to nonlinear matrix equations"

20:00 Dinner at "Osteria I Miei Sapori", via della Faggiola 20, Pisa; cost about 35 Euro

Group Picture

Attendee list:

Antonio Arico', Universita' di Cagliari
Daniele Bertaccini, Universita' di Roma, Tor Vergata
Roberto Bevilacqua, Universita' di Pisa
Dario A. Bini, Universita' di Pisa
Paola Boito, Universita' di Pisa
Gianna Del Corso, Universita' di Pisa
Fabio Di Benedetto, Universita' di Genova
Marco Donatelli, Universita' dell'Insubria, Como
Claudio Estatico, Universita' di Cagliari
Dario Fasino, Universita' di Udine
Paola Favati, IIT, Centro Nazionale delle Ricerche, Pisa
Luca Gemignani, Universita' di Pisa
Nicola Guglielmi, Universita' dell'Aquila
Bruno Iannazzo, Universita' dell'Insubria, Como
Grazia Lotti, Universita' di Parma
Carla Manni, Universita' di Roma Tor Vergata
Nicola Mastronardi, Centro Nazionale delle Ricerche, Bari
Beatrice Meini, Universita' di Pisa
Silvia Noschese, Universita' di Roma La Sapienza
Michael Overton, Courant Institute, New York, University
Ugo Pagallo, Universita' di Torino
Lionello Pasquini, Universita' di Roma La Sapienza
Federico Poloni, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa
Chiara Puglisi, IRIT-ENSEEIHT, Toulouse, France
Stefano Serra Capizzano, Universita' dell'Insubria, Como
Emilio Spedicato, Universita' di Bergamo
Renato Spigler, Universita' degli Studi di Roma Tre
Sergio Steffe', Universita' di Pisa
Gabriele Stilli, Universita' di Pisa
Cristina Tablino Possio, Universita' di Milano


Some pictures of Gene can be found here

Pictures of the meeting

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