Israel Gohberg and Friends

On the Occasion of his 80th Birthday

  • Harm Bart
  • Thomas Hempfling
  • Marinus A. Kaashoek

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Mathematical Tales and Philosophical-Mathematical Tales

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. I. Gohberg
      Pages 3-33
    3. Zvia Faro-Gohberg, Yanina Israeli-Gohberg
      Pages 41-50
  3. Work and personalia

  4. Gohberg Miscellanea: Celebrating the 60th birthday

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Pages 121-139
  5. Celebrating the 70th Birthday

  6. About Colleagues and Friends

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153

About this book


This book is dedicated to Israel Gohberg on occasion of his 80th birthday on August 23, 2008. It is an expression of esteem and friendship for a great mathematician, a remarkable person and an inspiring colleague. The book contains reflections by Gohberg himself on his own mathematical activities and those of others. It also includes contributions of colleagues and co-workers, both from his time in the Soviet Union and from when he lived and worked in the West. The contributions in question are not mathematical research papers but focus on the man Israel Gohberg and are intended for a wide audience. To be found are letters, speeches, laudatios and reminiscences which, together, present an attractive picture of the way in which Israel Gohberg in the past four to five decades influenced the lives of many mathematicians. Biographical material such as a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a list of Ph.D. students and information about honorary doctoral degrees is also included.


Gohberg, Israel equation integral equations mathematics operator theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Harm Bart
    • 1
  • Thomas Hempfling
    • 2
  • Marinus A. Kaashoek
    • 3
  1. 1.Econometrisch InstituutErasmus Universiteit RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Editorial Department MathematicsBirkhäuser Publishing Ltd.BaselSwitzerland
  3. 3.Department of Mathematics, FEWVrije UniversiteitAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Verlag AG 2008
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser Basel
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7643-8733-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7643-8734-1
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