In memoriam Israel Gohberg August 23, 1928-October 12, 2009

Harm Bart
Harry Dym
Rien Kaashoek
Leiba Rodman, William & Mary


This obituary for Israel Gohberg consists of a general introduction, separate contributions of the six authors, all of whom worked closely with him, and a final note. The material gives an impression of the life of this great mathematician, of his monumental impact in the areas he worked in, of how he cooperated with colleagues, and of his ability to stimulate people in their mathematical activities.