By Harm Bart, Thomas Hempfling, Marinus Kaashoek

This publication is devoted to Israel Gohberg once in a while of his eightieth birthday on August 23, 2008. it's an expression of esteem and friendship for an outstanding mathematician, a impressive individual and an inspiring colleague. The ebook includes reflections through Gohberg himself on his personal mathematical actions and people of others. it is also contributions of comrades and associates, either from his time within the Soviet Union and from whilst he lived and labored within the West. The contributions in query aren't mathematical examine papers yet concentrate on the guy Israel Gohberg and are meant for a large viewers. To be came across are letters, speeches, laudatios and recollections which, jointly, current an enticing photo of ways during which Israel Gohberg some time past 4 to 5 many years encouraged the lives of many mathematicians. Biographical fabric equivalent to a curriculum vitae, a listing of courses, a listing of Ph.D. scholars and knowledge approximately honorary doctoral levels can be included.