Awards & Winners

Peter Lax

Date of Birth 01-May-1926
Place of Birth Budapest
(Hungary, Central Hungary)
Nationality Hungary, United States of America
Also know as Peter D Lax
Profession Mathematician
Peter David Lax is an American mathematician working in the areas of pure and applied mathematics. He has made important contributions to 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.

Awards by Peter Lax

Check all the awards nominated and won by Peter Lax.


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


Wolf Prize in Mathematics
(for his outstanding contributions to many areas of analysis and applied mathematics.)


National Medal of Science for Mathematics and Computer Science
(For his outstanding, innovative and profound contributions to the theory of partial differential equations, applied mathematics, numerical analysis and scientific computation.)


Chauvenet Prize
(For his paper, The Formation and Decay of Shock Waves.)