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Peter David Lax



Peter Lax in Tokyo, 1969


Born  1 May 1926 
Nationality  American 
Alma mater  Stuyvesant High School Courant Institute 
Known for  Lax–Wendroff method Lax equivalence theorem Babuška–Lax–Milgram theorem Lax pairs 
Awards 

Scientific career  
Fields  Mathematics 
Institutions  Courant Institute 
Thesis  Nonlinear System of Hyperbolic Partial Differential Equations in Two Independent Variables (1949) 
Doctoral advisor  K. O. Friedrichs 
Doctoral students 

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.
Lax is of Jewish descent.
 Peter Lax at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
 O'Connor, John J; Edmund F. Robertson "Peter Lax". MacTutor History of Mathematics archive.
 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/commlax.pdf.

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