William Gilbert Strang, usually known as simply Gilbert Strang, is a renowned American mathematician, with contributions to finite element theory, the calculus of variations, and wavelet analysis. He has made many contributions to mathematics education, including publishing six classic mathematics textbooks and one definitive monograph. Strang is a Professor of Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- S. B, 1955, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- B. A., M. A., 1957, Rhodes Scholar, Balliol College, Oxford
- Ph. D., National Science Foundation Fellow, 1959, University of California, Los Angeles. Dissertation: "Difference Methods for Mixed Boundary Value Problems"
- Professor of Mathematics, MIT (1962 - )
- Honorary Fellow, Balliol College, Oxford
Awards & honors
- Alfred P. Sloan Fellow (1966-1967)
- Chauvenet Prize, Mathematical Association of America (1976)
- Fairchild Scholar, California Institute of Technology (1980-1981)
- Honorary Professor, Xian Jiaotong University, China (1980)
- American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1985)
- Honorary Fellow, Balliol College, Oxford University (1999)
- Honorary Member, Irish Mathematical Society (2002)
- Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (2003)
- Graduate School Teaching Award, MIT (2003)
- President, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) (1999, 2000)
- Chair, US National Committee on Mathematics (2003-2004)
- Chair, National Science Foundation (NSF) Advisory Panel on Mathematics
- Board Member, International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM)
- Abel Prize Committee (2003-2005)
Books / Monographs
- Linear Algebra, Geodesy, and GPS, with Kai Borre (1997)
- Wavelets and Filter Banks (1996)
- Introduction to Linear Algebra (1993, 1998, 2003)
- Calculus (1991)
- Linear Algebra and its Applications (1976, 1980, 1988, 2005)
- Introduction to Applied Mathematics (1986)
- An Analysis of the Finite Element Method, monograph with George J. Fix (1973)
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