SIAM AG on Orthogonal Polynomials and Special Functions



This section of OP-SF WEB is intended to provide on-line information on significant contributors to Orthogonal Polynomials and Special Functions. A rich source of initial information can be found in the MacTutor History of Mathematics archive at St. Andrews University. In particular consult their full alphabetical index and their search form. A quick scan revealed the names of

Airy, Akhiezer, Appell, Bateman, Bell, Bessel, Catalan, Chebyshev, Chandrasekhar, Coulomb, Dixon, Erdélyi, Euler, Fibonacci, Gauss, Gegenbauer, Henrici, Jacobi, Kummer, Laguerre, Legendre, Lerch, Mascheroni, Padé, Pfaff, Ramanujan, Stieltjes, Sturm, Szegö, Ulam, Vandermonde, Whittaker.

Many further names relevant to our field can probably be found there.

See the Personal, Obituaries, etc. Section of OP-SF WEB for obituaries and some biographical information on recently-deceased contributors to areas related to orthogonal polynomials and special functions.

Below we give some links to historical information elsewhere on the Web. Readers are invited to provide further information and to inform us of other links that should be provided.

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