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2011.74: An interview with Paul Van Dooren

2011.74: Younes Chahlaoui (2011) An interview with Paul Van Dooren.

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Abstract

Interviews and dialogues have been a special way to transmit science since Socrates. They are maybe the only way to get the stories behind most discoveries. I was so positively impressed by the interview of Gene Golub by Nicholas J. Higham [1] that the idea of doing one with Paul Van Dooren obsessed me for a while. After a few attempts to arrange a meeting, I finally got an occasion during the Householder Symposium at Tahoe City. On June 15, 2011, when most participants were on an excursion (Paul did have a kind of cold), we sat in a corner of the Granhall of the Granlibakken Conference Center and we did the interview. This document provides an edited transcript of that dialogue. The bibliography contains some refernces in the interview.

Item Type:MIMS Preprint
Uncontrolled Keywords:CICADA
Subjects:MSC 2000 > 01 History and biography
MSC 2000 > 15 Linear and multilinear algebra; matrix theory
MSC 2000 > 65 Numerical analysis
MSC 2000 > 93 Systems theory; control
MIMS number:2011.74
Deposited By:Dr Younes Chahlaoui
Deposited On:28 November 2011

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