Category: Numerical analysts

Peter Henrici (mathematician)
Peter Karl Henrici (13 September 1923 – 13 March 1987) was a Swiss mathematician best known for his contributions to the field of numerical analysis.
Douglas Hartree
Douglas Rayner Hartree FRS (27 March 1897 – 12 February 1958) was an English mathematician and physicist most famous for the development of numerical analysis and its application to the Hartree–Fock e
Alexander Kronrod
Aleksandr (Alexander) Semenovich Kronrod (Russian: Алекса́ндр Семёнович Кронро́д) (October 22, 1921 – October 6, 1986) was a Soviet mathematician and computer scientist, best known for the Gauss–Kronr
Leslie Fox
Leslie Fox (30 September 1918 – 1 August 1992) was a British mathematician noted for his contribution to numerical analysis.
Richard Hamming
Richard Wesley Hamming (February 11, 1915 – January 7, 1998) was an American mathematician whose work had many implications for computer engineering and telecommunications. His contributions include t
Werner Romberg
Werner Romberg (born 16 May 1909 in Berlin; died 5 February 2003 in Heidelberg) was a German mathematician and physicist. Romberg studied mathematics and physics form 1928 in Heidelberg and Munich and
Max August Zorn
Max August Zorn (German: [tsɔʁn]; June 6, 1906 – March 9, 1993) was a German mathematician. He was an algebraist, group theorist, and numerical analyst. He is best known for Zorn's lemma, a method use
Martin Kutta
Martin Wilhelm Kutta (German: [ˈkʊta]; 3 November 1867 – 25 December 1944) was a German mathematician. Kutta was born in Pitschen, Upper Silesia (today Byczyna, Poland). He attended the University of
Vyacheslav Ivanovich Lebedev
Vyacheslav Ivanovich Lebedev (Russian: Вячеслав Иванович Лебедев) (January 27, 1930 – March 22, 2010) was a Soviet and Russian mathematician, known for his work on numerical analysis.
John (Jack) Todd
John Todd (May 16, 1911 – June 21, 2007) was a Northern Irish mathematician most of whose career was spent in England and the USA; he was a pioneer in the field of numerical analysis. He was born in C
Carl Runge
Carl David Tolmé Runge (German: [ˈʁʊŋə]; 30 August 1856 – 3 January 1927) was a German mathematician, physicist, and spectroscopist. He was co-developer and co-eponym of the Runge–Kutta method (German
Yevgeny Dyakonov
Evgenii Georgievich Dyakonov (Russian: Евгений Георгиевич Дьяконов) (July 2, 1935 – August 11, 2006) was a Russian mathematician. Dyakonov was a Ph.D. student of Sergei Sobolev. He worked at the Mosco
Daniel Shanks
Daniel Shanks (January 17, 1917 – September 6, 1996) was an American mathematician who worked primarily in numerical analysis and number theory. He was the first person to compute π to 100,000 decimal
Gene H. Golub
Gene Howard Golub (February 29, 1932 – November 16, 2007), was an American numerical analyst who taught at Stanford University as Fletcher Jones Professor of Computer Science and held a courtesy appoi
Jack Howlett
Jack Howlett CBE (30 August 1912 – 5 May 1999) was a British mathematician and computer scientist who was head of the Atlas Computer Laboratory for the duration of its existence.
Cornelius Lanczos
Cornelius (Cornel) Lanczos (Hungarian: Lánczos Kornél, pronounced [ˈlaːnt͡soʃ ˈkorneːl]; born as Kornél Lőwy, until 1906: Löwy (Lőwy) Kornél; February 2, 1893 – June 25, 1974) was a Hungarian-American
Ami Harten
Amiram Harten (1946 – 1994) was an American/Israeli applied mathematician. Harten made fundamental contribution to the development of high-resolution schemes for the solution of hyperbolic partial dif
Fritz John
Fritz John (14 June 1910 – 10 February 1994) was a German-born mathematician specialising in partial differential equations and ill-posed problems. His early work was on the Radon transform and he is
Phyllis Nicolson
Phyllis Nicolson (21 September 1917 – 6 October 1968) was a British mathematician and physicist best known for her work on the Crank–Nicolson method together with John Crank.
Germund Dahlquist
Germund Dahlquist (16 January 1925 – 8 February 2005) was a Swedish mathematician known primarily for his early contributions to the theory of numerical analysis as applied to differential equations.
Nikolay Govorun
Nikolay Nikolayevich Govorun (1930–1989) was a Soviet mathematician known best for his contributions to computational mathematics.
Joan E. Walsh
Joan Eileen Walsh FIMA (1932–2017) was a British mathematician, a professor of numerical analysis at the University of Manchester, and the founding chair of the Numerical Algorithms Group. She was the
William B. Gragg
William B. Gragg (1936–2016) ended his career as an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the Naval Postgraduate School. He has made fundamental contributions in numerical ana
John von Neumann
John von Neumann (/vɒn ˈnɔɪmən/; Hungarian: Neumann János Lajos, pronounced [ˈnɒjmɒn ˈjaːnoʃ ˈlɒjoʃ]; December 28, 1903 – February 8, 1957) was a Hungarian-American mathematician, physicist, computer
Alexander Ostrowski
Alexander Markowich Ostrowski (Ukrainian: Олександр Маркович Островський; Russian: Алекса́ндр Ма́ркович Остро́вский; 25 September 1893, in Kiev, Russian Empire – 20 November 1986, in Montagnola, Lugan
Pafnuty Chebyshev
Pafnuty Lvovich Chebyshev (Russian: Пафну́тий Льво́вич Чебышёв, IPA: [pɐfˈnutʲɪj ˈlʲvovʲɪtɕ tɕɪbɨˈʂof]) (16 May [O.S. 4 May] 1821 – 8 December [O.S. 26 November] 1894) was a Russian mathematician and
Paul Garabedian
Paul Roesel Garabedian (August 2, 1927 – May 13, 2010) was a mathematician and numerical analyst. Garabedian was the Director-Division of Computational Fluid Dynamics at the Courant Institute of Mathe
Tiberiu Popoviciu
Tiberiu Popoviciu (February 16, 1906–October 29, 1975) was a Romanian mathematician and the namesake of Popoviciu's inequality and Popoviciu's inequality on variances. The Tiberiu Popoviciu High Schoo
Karl Hessenberg
Karl Adolf Hessenberg (September 8, 1904 – February 22, 1959) was a German mathematician and engineer. The Hessenberg matrix form is named after him.
James H. Wilkinson
James Hardy Wilkinson FRS (27 September 1919 – 5 October 1986) was a prominent figure in the field of numerical analysis, a field at the boundary of applied mathematics and computer science particular
John E. Osborn (mathematician)
John E. Osborn (July 12, 1936 – May 30, 2011) was an American mathematician. He obtained B.S. (1958), M.S. (1963), and Ph.D. (1965) degrees at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. His Ph.D. advis
E. T. Whittaker
Sir Edmund Taylor Whittaker FRS FRSE (24 October 1873 – 24 March 1956) was a British mathematician, physicist, and historian of science. Whittaker was a leading mathematical scholar of the early 20th-
Milton Abramowitz
Milton Abramowitz (19 February 1915 in Brooklyn, New York – 5 July 1958) was a Jewish American mathematician at the National Bureau of Standards who, with Irene Stegun, edited a classic book of mathem
Gianfranco Cimmino
Gianfranco Cimmino (12 March 1908 – 30 May 1989) was an Italian mathematician, working mathematical analysis, numerical analysis, and theory of elliptic partial differential equations: he is known for
Charles William Clenshaw
Charles William Clenshaw (15 March 1926, Southend-on-Sea, Essex – 23 September 2004) was an English mathematician, specializing in numerical analysis. He is known for the Clenshaw algorithm (1955) and
Alston Scott Householder
Alston Scott Householder (5 May 1904 – 4 July 1993) was an American mathematician who specialized in mathematical biology and numerical analysis. He is the inventor of the Householder transformation a
Naum Z. Shor
Naum Zuselevich Shor (Russian: Наум Зуселевич Шор) (1 January 1937 – 26 February 2006) was a Soviet and Ukrainian mathematician specializing in optimization. He made significant contributions to nonli
Sophia Levy
Sophia Hazel Levy McDonald (December 12, 1888 – December 6, 1963) was an American astronomer, numerical analyst, and mathematics educator. She became the second tenured woman on mathematics faculty at
David M. Young Jr.
David M. Young Jr. (October 20, 1923 – December 21, 2008) was an American mathematician and computer scientist who was one of the pioneers in the field of modern numerical analysis/scientific computin
Philip J. Davis
Philip J. Davis (January 2, 1923 – March 14, 2018) was an American academic applied mathematician. Davis was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He was known for his work in numerical analysis and approx
George Dantzig
George Bernard Dantzig (/ˈdæntsɪɡ/; November 8, 1914 – May 13, 2005) was an American mathematical scientist who made contributions to industrial engineering, operations research, computer science, eco
Philip Wolfe (mathematician)
Philip Starr "Phil" Wolfe (August 11, 1927 – December 29, 2016) was an American mathematician and one of the founders of convex optimization theory and mathematical programming.
Richard S. Varga
Richard Steven Varga (October 9, 1928 - February 25, 2022) was an American mathematician who specialized in numerical analysis and linear algebra. He was an Emeritus University Professor of Mathematic
John Wrench
John William Wrench, Jr. (October 13, 1911 – February 27, 2009) was an American mathematician who worked primarily in numerical analysis. He was a pioneer in using computers for mathematical calculati
Alexandru Ioan Lupaș
Alexandru Ioan Lupaș (5 January 1942 – 14 August 2007) was a Romanian mathematician. He was born in Arad, where he attended the Moise Nicoară High School. He pursued his studies at Babeș-Bolyai Univer
Nikolai Sergeevich Bakhvalov
Nikolai Sergeevich Bakhvalov (Russian: Николай Серге́евич Бахвалов) (May 29, 1934 – August 29, 2005) was a Soviet and Russian mathematician. Born in Moscow into the family of Sergei Vladimirovich Bakh
Maria Adelaide Sneider
Maria Adelaide Sneider (6 December 1937 – 1 May 1989) (also known as Maria Adelaide Sneider Ludovici, her second surname being "Ludovici") was an Italian mathematician working on numerical and mathema
Ervand Kogbetliantz
Ervand George Kogbetliantz (Armenian: Երվանդ Գևորգի Կողբետլյանց; February 22, 1888 in Rostov-on-the-Don – 1974 in Paris, France) was an Armenian-American mathematician and the first president of the Y
Irene Stegun
Irene Ann Stegun (February 9, 1919 – January 27, 2008) was an American mathematician at the National Bureau of Standards (NBS, now the National Institute of Standards and Technology) who edited a clas
Steven Orszag
Steven Alan Orszag (February 27, 1943 – May 1, 2011) was an American mathematician.
Eugene Isaacson
Eugene Isaacson (1919–2008), was a US mathematician who pioneered modern numerical analysis. He was a mathematics and physics graduate of City College in New York, he then entered the graduate program
Alessandro Faedo
Alessandro Faedo (18 November 1913 – 15 June 2001) (also known as Alessandro Carlo Faedo or Sandro Faedo) was an Italian mathematician and politician, born in Chiampo. He is known for his work in nume
Olgierd Zienkiewicz
Olgierd Cecil Zienkiewicz CBE FRS FREng (18 May 1921 – 2 January 2009) was a British academic of Polish descent, mathematician, and civil engineer. He was born in Caterham, England. He was one of the