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  • 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. Wikipedia

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  • "For his groundbreaking contributions to the theory and application of partial differential equations and to the computation of their solutions."
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  • For his outstanding, innovative and profound contributions to the theory of partial differential equations, applied mathematics, numerical analysis and scientific computation.
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  • for his outstanding contributions to many areas of analysis and applied mathematics.
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  • "For his paper, The Formation and Decay of Shock Waves."

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