History of Numerical Analysis


Oral Histories





Gene H. Golub

May 1979 interview: https://conservancy.umn.edu/handle/11299/107334
June 1979 interview: https://conservancy.umn.edu/handle/11299/107335

In the first part of these interviews, Gene Golub discusses the development of computing at Stanford under the direction of George Forsythe, the relationship with other departments and the individuals who would play a role in the development of numerical analysis and computing. In the second interview, he discusses the University of Illinois, the building of the Illiac and the various contributors to the development and users of computing at Illinois.

Key words: matrix computation; pseudo-inverse calculation; ORDVAC; ILLIAC; Runge-Kutta Gill method; eigenvalue problems; Nordseick's method

Time frame: 1950's, 1960's

People: George Forsythe; Ben Rosen; Seymour Parter; Cleve Moler; Peter Henrici; George Dantzig; James Varah; Ralph Meager; David Young; Mario Juncosa; David Wheeler; John Purcell Nash; Abraham Taub; David Muller; Bill Gear; Bob Gregory; Stanley Gill; Arnold Nordsieck

Locations: Space Technology Laboratory, Los Angeles; Stanford University; University of Illinois; Aberdeen Proving Ground

Copyright: Charles Babbage Institute, Center for the History of Information Technology
Oral History Collection, http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/


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