Peter David Lax (born 1 May 1926) is an American mathematician. He is known for his works in integrable systems, fluid dynamics and shock waves, solitonic physics, hyperbolic conservation laws, and mathematical and scientific computing, among other fields. Lax is listed as an ISI highly cited researcher.
Peter David Lax
|Alma mater||Stuyvesant High School |
|Known for||Lax–Wendroff method|
Lax equivalence theorem
|Thesis||Nonlinear System of Hyperbolic Partial Differential Equations in Two Independent Variables (1949)|
|Doctoral advisor||K. O. Friedrichs|
- Peter Lax at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Peter Lax", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
- Elements from his contributions to mathematics. Popularised presentation of Peter Lax by Helge Holden, published on the Abel Prize website.
- Abel Prize press release and biography
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- Raussen, Martin; Christian Skau (February 2006). "Interview with Peter D. Lax" (PDF). Notices of the American Mathematical Society. 53 (2): 223–9.