Moshe Livšic (Mikhail Samuilovich Livšic) was born on the 4th of July, 1917 in the small town of Pokotilova near Uman, a province of Kiev, in the Ukraine (according to the 1897 census, Pokotilova numbered 3030 citizens, including 1670 Jews). When he was four years old, his family moved to Odessa where his father held the position of associate professor of mathematics in an academic institute. His father’s influence on Moshe, an only child, was very great, and until today he has fond memories of the Yiddish songs and Jewish prayers sung by his father, who before his mathematical career, was a cantor at the synagogue.
KeywordsBlaschke Product Moment Problem Determinantal Representation Nonselfadjoint Operator Triangular Model
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