Monthly Archives: January 2019

Advances in Numerical Linear Algebra Conference and James Hardy Wilkinson Centenary

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of James Hardy Wilkinson, FRS. Wilkinson developed the theory and practice of backward error analysis for floating-point computation, and developed, analyzed, and implemented in software many algorithms in numerical linear algebra. … Continue reading

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Who Invented the Matrix Condition Number?

The condition number of a matrix is a well known measure of ill conditioning that has been in use for many years. For an matrix it is , where is any matrix norm. If is singular we usually regard the … Continue reading

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Reflections on a SIAM Presidency

My two-year term as SIAM President ended on December 31, 2018. It’s been an exciting and enjoyable two years, not least because of the excellent SIAM staff, leadership and other volunteers I’ve worked with. My blog post Taking Up the … Continue reading

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