# Christian Reinsch

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Born | 1934 (age 88–89) Chemnitz, Germany |

Nationality | German |

Citizenship | Germany |

Education | PhD |

Alma mater | Technical University of Munich |

Occupation | Mathematician |

**Christian Reinsch** (* 1934 in Chemnitz) is a German mathematician who works in the area of numerical analysis.

Reinsch began studying physics in 1953 at the Technical University of Munich, graduating in 1958. He received his doctorate in 1961 studying under Heinz Maier-Leibnitz. Among other things, he worked in the area of numerical linear algebra and interpolation with spline functions.

## Selected works

- with James H. Wilkinson: Handbook of Automatic Computation III: Linear Algebra, Springer 1971
- with H. Dauner: An analysis of two algorithms for shape-preserving cubic spline interpolation. IMA J. Num. Anal., Vol 9, 1989,pp. 299–314.
- Software for shape-preserving spline interpolation. In: M. G. Cox, S. Hammarling, (Editors): Reliable Numerical Computation. Clarendon Press, Oxford,1990.
- Smoothing by Spline Functions: Numerische Mathematik, Vol 10, 1967, pp. 177-183.

## External links

- Christian Reinsch - The Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Applied Numerical Analysis Using MATLAB
- Algorithm 472: procedures for natural spline interpolation E1
- Algorithm 600: translation of algorithm 507. procedures for quintic natural spline interpolation

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