By C. de Boor (auth.), R. V. M. Zahar (eds.)

R. V. M. Zahar* The sixty-fifth birthday of Walter Gautschi supplied an opportune second for a global symposium in his honor, to acknowledge his many contributions to arithmetic and laptop sciences. Conceived by way of John Rice and backed through Purdue collage, the convention came about in West Lafayette from December 2 to five, 1993, and was once prepared round the 4 major issues representing Professor Gautschi's central study pursuits: Approximation, Orthogonal Polynomials, Quadrature and certain features. Thirty-eight audio system - colleagues, co-authors, examine collaborators or doctoral scholars of Professor Gautschi - have been invited to give articles on the convention, their lectures supplying an nearly equivalent illustration of the 4 disciplines. 5 invited audio system, Germund Dahlquist, Philip Davis, Luigi Gatteschi, Werner Rheinboldt and Stephan Ruscheweyh, have been not able to provide their talks due to affliction or different commitments, even though Professors Dahlquist, Gatteschi and Ruscheweyh to that end contributed arti­ cles to those complaints. hence, the ultimate software contained thirty-three technical lectures, ten of which have been plenary periods. nearly 80 scientists attended the convention, and for a few ses­ sions - particularly, Walter's presentation of his pleasing and informative Reflections and memories - that quantity used to be complemented by means of many viewers and neighbors, in addition to the family members of the honoree. A shock stopover at via Paul Erdos supplied one of many highlights of the convention week. The atmosphere on the sym­ posium was once super collegial, due doubtless to the typical educational pursuits and the private friendships shared through the participants.

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