JMU Visiting Scholar Speaker


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