Mathematician:Peter David Lax

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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.

Wolf Prize

Peter David Lax was awarded a Wolf Prize for Mathematics in $\text {1987}$:

For his outstanding contributions to many areas of analysis and applied mathematics.

Abel Prize

Peter David Lax was awarded an Abel Prize in $\text {2005}$:

For his groundbreaking contributions to the theory and application of partial differential equations and to the computation of their solutions.




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

Theorems and Definitions


Also known as

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