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
    2. I. Gohberg, M.S. Livšic, I. Piatetski-Shapiro
      Pages 157-162
    3. Harry Dym, Israel Gohberg, Naftaly Kravitsky
      Pages 163-168
    4. I. Gohberg
      Pages 169-171
    5. Israel Gohberg
      Pages 173-175
    6. I. Gohberg
      Pages 177-187
    7. Aad Dijksma, Israel Gohberg
      Pages 189-208
    8. Israel Gohberg
      Pages 213-215
    9. Israel Gohberg
      Pages 217-220
    10. Israel Gohberg
      Pages 221-226
    11. Robert L. Ellis, Israel Gohberg
      Pages 227-229
    12. Albrecht Böttcher, Israel Gohberg, Bernd Silbermann
      Pages 231-234
    13. I. Gohberg, M.A. Kaashoek
      Pages 243-244
  7. Honorary Doctorates: Laudatios and Replies

  8. Festschrift 2008

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Joseph A. Ball
      Pages 281-282
    3. Harm Bart
      Pages 283-287
    4. Albrecht Böttcher
      Pages 289-291
    5. Harry Dym
      Pages 293-294
    6. Robert L. Ellis
      Pages 297-298

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.


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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

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