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
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"
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
Some pictures of Gene can be found here