Peter Lax

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Peter David Lax
Peter Lax in Tokyo.jpg
Peter Lax in Tokyo, 1969
Born (1926-05-01) 1 May 1926 (age 92)
Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary
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.[1]

Lax is of Jewish descent.[2]

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  1. Thomson ISI. "Lax, Peter D., ISI Highly Cited Researchers". 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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