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Category Archives: conferences
1984 Symposium in Honour of James Wilkinson
In September 1984 a twoday Symposium on Computational Mathematics–State of the Art was held at Argonne National Laboratory in honour of James Hardy Wilkinson on his 65th birthday. Wilkinson was one of the leading figures in 20th century numerical analysis. … Continue reading
Numerical Algorithms for HighPerformance Computational Science: Highlights of the Meeting
Word cloud from abstracts. The Royal Society discussion meeting Numerical Algorithms for HighPerformance Computational Science, which I organized with Jack Dongarra and Laura Grigori, was held in London, April 89, 2019. The meeting had 16 invited speakers and 23 contributed … Continue reading
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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 floatingpoint computation, and developed, analyzed, and implemented in software many algorithms in numerical linear algebra. … Continue reading
Bohemian Matrices in Manchester
Bohemian matrices are families of matrices in which the entries are drawn from a fixed discrete set of small integers (or some other discrete set). The term is a contraction of BOunded HEight Matrix of Integers and was coined by … Continue reading
Conversations with Gil Strang
At JuliaCon 2018 in London, one of the keynote presentations was a conversation with Gil Strang led by Alan Edelman and Pontus Stenetorp. Gil is well known for his many books on linear algebra, applied mathematics and numerical analysis, as … Continue reading
Tricks and Tips in Numerical Computing
In a keynote talk at JuliaCon 2018 I described a variety of tricks, tips and techniques that I’ve found useful in my work in numerical computing. The first part of the talk was about two aspects of complex arithmetic: the … Continue reading
Lectures on Multiprecision Algorithms in Kácov
At the end of May, I was one of four lecturers at the ESSAM school on Mathematical Modelling, Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing, held in Kácov, about a hour’s drive southeast of Prague in the Czech Republic. The event was … Continue reading
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Conference in Honour of Walter Gautschi
Last week I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at the Conference on Scientific Computing and Approximation (March 3031, 2018) at Purdue University, held in honour of Walter Gautschi (Professor Emeritus of Computer Science and Mathematics at Purdue University) … Continue reading
Photo Highlights of 2017
Here are some of my favourite photos taken at events that I attended in 2017. Atlanta (January) This was the first time I have attended the Joint Mathematics Meetings, which were held in Atlanta, January 47, 2017. It was a … Continue reading
SIAM Annual Meeting 2017 Highlights
It’s a couple of weeks since the 2017 SIAM Annual Meeting, which I previewed in an earlier post. The meeting was held at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh and was cochaired by Des Higham (University of Strathclyde) and … Continue reading
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