Felix E. Browder is a United States mathematician.
Felix Browder was born in Moscow, the capital of the Soviet Union. He was a child prodigy who entered MIT in 1944 and graduated in 1946 with his first degree in Mathematics. At MIT he achieved the rank of a Putnam Fellow in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. In 1948, he received his doctorate from Princeton University. He is known for his research in nonlinear functional analysis, including the theory of semigroups, monotone operators, and fixed points of CesÃ ro sums of non-expansive operators. He is a professor of mathematics at Rutgers University.
Browder was the recipient of the 1999 National Medal of Science. He also served as president of the American Mathematical Society from 1999 to 2000.
Felix Browder is the father of Bill Browder, CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, and is the brother of two other research mathematicians, William Browder and Andrew Browder. Their father, Earl Browder, was the leader of the Communist Party USA until his expulsion after World War II.