James Hardy Wilkinson, FRS (1919-1986)


From the Royal Society archives. © Godfrey Argent Studio.

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In His Own Words

  • Oral history by James H. Wilkinson at SIAM History of Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing site.
  • This audio interview with Wilkinson is “10 J H Wilkinson” in The Pioneers of Computing, a series of interviews as part of an oral history of computing compiled by Dr Christopher Evans with the support of the Science Museum London and the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington. It was recorded in Teddington in 1976″.


  • Inverse Iteration – James H. Wilkinson, Eigensystem Workshop, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, USA, June 1973.