# Mathematician:Peter David Lax

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## Mathematician

Hungarian-born American mathematician working in the areas of pure and applied mathematics.

Made important contributions to integrable systems, fluid dynamics and shock waves, solitonic physics, hyperbolic conservation laws, and mathematical and scientific computing, among other fields.

## Nationality

Hungarian-American

## History

• Born: 1 May 1926 in Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary

## Also known as

His name at birth, in the Hungarian style, was Lax Péter Dávid.