Organisers: Kirk Soodhalter and Jörg Liesen.



The evolution of science does not occur in steady growth but in fitful jumps, initiated by sudden flashes of ingenuity which are not different from the manner of artistic creation.” (C. Lanczos)

This minisymposium will be devoted to some historical flashes of ingenuity that led to fundamental developments in Linear Algebra and its applications, and it will remember some of the founders of the field and their accomplishments.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Claude Brezinski (Lille)
  • Joseph Grcar
  • Rachel Quinlan (Galway)
  • Zdeňek Strakoš (Prague)