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W. Gilbert Strang
Balliol College, Oxford
|Awards||Chauvenet Prize (1977)|
|Institutions||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Thesis||Difference Methods for Mixed Boundary Value Problems (1959)|
|Doctoral advisor||Peter K. Henrici|
William Gilbert Strang (born November 27, 1934), usually known as simply Gilbert Strang or Gil Strang, is an American mathematician, with contributions to finite element theory, the calculus of variations, wavelet analysis and linear algebra. He has made many contributions to mathematics education, including publishing seven mathematics textbooks and one monograph. Strang is the MathWorks Professor of Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He teaches Introduction to Linear Algebra, Computational Science and Engineering, and Matrix Methods and his lectures are freely available through MIT OpenCourseWare.
Strang completed his undergraduate degree (S.B.) in 1955 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was the recipient of Rhodes Scholarship for his Masters degree from Balliol College, Oxford, in 1957.
His Ph. D. was from University of California, Los Angeles, as a National Science Foundation Fellow in 1959, under the supervision of Peter K. Henrici. His dissertation was titled "Difference Methods for Mixed Boundary Value Problems".
Strang has been serving as a Professor of Mathematics at MIT from 1962.
He has received Honorary Titles and Fellowships from the following institutes: