(j3.2006) [Fwd: Gene Golub (1932-2007)]

Dan Nagle dannagle
Sat Nov 17 00:47:14 EST 2007

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Subject: Gene Golub (1932-2007)
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 23:06:08 -0600
From: Zeke Zeng <zzeng2 at comcast.net>
Newsgroups: sci.math.num-analysis

According to NA Digest:

Gene Golub, founder of the NA Digest, passed away today, Friday, November
16,at the Stanford University Hospital. He was 75 years old.

Gene returned home to Stanford recently from a trip to Hong Kong. He was
planning to leave again Tuesday on another trip, this one to Zurich where
the ETH was to honor him with a special degree. Instead, Sunday night he
went to the emergency room because he was "feeling lousy". On Tuesday, he
was found to have AML, acute myelogenous leukemia, a form of cancer that
affects the
white blood cells. This is a potentially curable disease and he was
expectingto begin chemotherapy today. But serious complications developed
suddenly over night.

I was able to see Gene for an hour last night and he was in reasonably good
spirits. Mike Saunders was trying to get Gene's laptop to use dial-up over
the hospital's phone system because Gene said he was a couple of days behind
on his email. I was planning to get a wireless card for his machine today.
None of us had any idea how suddenly the situation would worsen.

The Stanford iCME students have created a memorial blog at

http://genehgolub.blogspot.com .

Our community has lost its foremost member. He was a valued colleague and

friend. Goodbye, Gene.

-- Cleve Moler


Dan Nagle
Purple Sage Computing Solutions, Inc.

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