Korman Center, Room 245
The life and the work of André Louis Cholesky
Friday, April 26, 2013
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Speaker: Claude Brezinski, University of Lille, France
Abstract: The method of Cholesky for solving systems of linear equations with a symmetric positive definite matrix is well_known. The name of Cholesky is also known by topographers and geodesists. Cholesky (1875-1918) was a student at Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and then became an officer in the Geographical Service of the French Army. He was killed at the end of the First World War. His carreer and his various scientific productions will be reviewed. His familly will also be presented.