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
Peter Lax in Tokyo, 1969
|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|
- Thomson ISI. "Lax, Peter D., ISI Highly Cited Researchers". Retrieved 20 June 2009.
- More Mathematical People, "Peter D. Lax". Donald J. Albers, Gerald L. Alexanderson, Constance Reid. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 1990
- 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
- Dreifus, C. (29 March 2005). "A Conversation with Peter Lax: From Budapest to Los Alamos, a Life in Mathematics". New York Times.
- Raussen, Martin; Christian Skau (February 2006). "Interview with Peter D. Lax" (PDF). Notices of the American Mathematical Society 53 (2): 223–9. http://www.ams.org/notices/200602/comm-lax.pdf.