Gilbert Strang


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W. Gilbert Strang
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Born (1934-11-27) November 27, 1934 (age 87)
Alma materMIT
Balliol College, Oxford
AwardsChauvenet Prize (1977)
Scientific career
InstitutionsMassachusetts Institute of Technology
ThesisDifference Methods for Mixed Boundary Value Problems (1959)
Doctoral advisorPeter K. Henrici
Doctoral students

William Gilbert Strang (born November 27, 1934[1]), 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.[2] 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".

University Positions

Strang has been serving as a Professor of Mathematics at MIT from 1962.

He has received Honorary Titles and Fellowships from the following institutes:




Books and monographs

  1. Linear Algebra for Everyone (2020)[9]
  2. Linear Algebra and Learning from Data (2019)[10]
  3. Calculus (2017)
  4. Introduction to Linear Algebra (2016)
  5. Differential Equations and Linear Algebra (2014)
  6. Essays in Linear Algebra (2012)
  7. Algorithms for Global Positioning, with Kai Borre (2012)
  8. An Analysis of the Finite Element Method, with George Fix (2008)
  9. Computational Science and Engineering (2007)
  10. Linear Algebra and Its Applications (2005)
  11. Linear Algebra, Geodesy, and GPS, with Kai Borre (1997)
  12. Wavelets and Filter Banks, with Truong Nguyen (1996)
  13. Strang, Gilbert (1986). Introduction to Applied Mathematics. Wellesley, MA: Wellesley-Cambridge Press. pp. xii+758. MR 0870634.

See also


  1. ^ Roselle, D. P. (1977). "Award of the 1977 Chauvenet Prize to Professor Gilbert Strang". The American Mathematical Monthly. 84 (6): 417. CiteSeerX doi:10.1080/00029890.1977.11994378. JSTOR 2321898.
  2. ^ "MIT announces Professor Gilbert Strang as the first MathWorks Professor of Mathematics". Cambridge, MA: MIT News. Retrieved September 26, 2011.
  3. ^ "SIAM Fellows".
  4. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-08-05.
  5. ^ Edelman, Alan; Strang, Gilbert (2004). "Pascal matrices". Amer. Math. Monthly. 111 (3): 189–197. doi:10.2307/4145127. JSTOR 4145127.
  6. ^ "Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award".
  7. ^ Irwin Sizer Award, retrieved 2020-05-25.
  8. ^ "Leadership | SIAM". Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  9. ^ "Linear Algebra for Everyone". Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  10. ^ "Linear Algebra and Learning from Data". Retrieved 2019-09-11.

External links

  • Official website
  • Gilbert Strang at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  • Wellesley Cambridge Press (USA)
  • Wellesley Publishers (India)