Recent Advances in Orthogonal Polynomials, Special Functions, and Their Applications vol:578 pages:1-18
Contemporary Mathematics, vol 578
International Symposium on Orthogonal Polynomials, Special Functions, and their Applications edition:11 location:Leganés (Madrid), Spain date:August 29-September 2, 2011
We give a short description of the life and work of Francisco (Paco) Marcellán. First we present some aspects of Paco's life related to his initial years, studies, activities, hobbies, etc. Next we will make an attempt to describe his scientific contributions. This includes orthogonal polynomials on Cassinian curves (lemniscates), modifications of orthogonal polynomials, Sobolev orthogonal polynomials, recurrence relations and differential equations, matrix orthogonal polynomials, semi-classical orthogonal polynomials, etc. Special attention will be paid to his pivotal role as a coordinator and public relations officer of orthogonal polynomials in Spain.