Peter Lax

American mathematician of Hungarian origin

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.[1]

Peter David Lax
Peter Lax in Tokyo, 1969
Born (1926-05-01) 1 May 1926 (age 98)
Alma materStuyvesant High School
Courant Institute
Known forLax–Wendroff method
Lax equivalence theorem
Babuška–Lax–Milgram theorem
Lax pairs
Scientific career
InstitutionsCourant Institute
ThesisNonlinear System of Hyperbolic Partial Differential Equations in Two Independent Variables (1949)
Doctoral advisorK. O. Friedrichs
Doctoral students
  • Steve Alpern
  • Alexandre Chorin
  • Charles Epstein
  • Ami Harten
  • James (Mac) Hyman
  • George Logemann
  • Jeffrey Rauch
  • Burton Wendroff

Lax is of Jewish descent.[2]

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  1. Thomson ISI. "Lax, Peter D., ISI Highly Cited Researchers". Archived from the original on 4 March 2006. Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  2. More Mathematical People, "Peter D. Lax". Donald J. Albers, Gerald L. Alexanderson, Constance Reid. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 1990

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