The distinguished and prolific applied mathematician Professor Peter Lax of the Courant Institute at New York University was the Visiting Scholar at James Madison University on Thursday March 20 at 7 p.m. Peter Lax gave a talk entitled, ' Mathematics and Computing ' in Room 159 of the CISAT Building. The talk was enjoyed by all, especially the students some of whom had their picture taken with Peter. One student wrote I admire his intelligence and his easy going personality Peter Lax after his Visiting Scholar Talk with students from JMU Peter also give a colloquium to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics on Thursday March 20 at 3:30 p.m. entitled ' Degenerate Symmetric Matrices. ' On Wednesday March 19 Peter Lax gave the lecture, ' The Paradox of Education ' at 7:30 p.m. for the VVCTM on mathematics education in the CISAT/HHS building in Auditorium 1302. It was enjoyed by all. Peter Lax has made many scientific discoveries through the use of mathematics and computing. He is a pioneer in the area of computational fluid dynamics. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. For more information please contact James Sochacki at jim@math.jmu.edu. |