Historical math videos of Lanczos from 1972.

February 6th, 2013 | Categories: general math | Tags:

The University of Manchester has uploaded some videos of Cornelius Lanczos the  (re-)discoverer of the fast Fourier transform and singular value decomposition among other things.  Recorded back in 1972, these videos discuss his life and mathematics.  Worth taking a look.

Update: Manchester’s Nick Higham has written a more detailed blog post about these videos – http://nickhigham.wordpress.com/2013/02/06/the-lanczos-tapes/

  1. EF
    February 8th, 2013 at 15:18
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    Very interesting set of videos, espeically the 3rd one where they discuss Einstein.