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Peter David Lax
Peter Lax in Tokyo, 1969
|Born||1 May 1926
|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 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/comm-lax.pdf.
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