# Frank W. J. Olver

**Frank William John Olver** (December 15, 1924 – April 23, 2013) was an emeritus professor of mathematics at the Institute for Physical Science and Technology and Department of Mathematics at the University of Maryland who worked on asymptotic analysis, special functions, and numerical analysis. He was the editor in chief of the NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions.

Frank William John Olver | |
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Frank W. J. Olver, 2001 | |

Born | |

Died | April 23, 2013 88) | (aged

Residence | U.S. |

Nationality | U.S. |

Alma mater | University of London |

Known for | editor in chief of the NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions |

Awards | Gold Medal of the US Department of Commerce |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Mathematics |

Institutions | University of Maryland, National Institute of Standards and Technology |

## Awards

1969• Silver Medal of the US Department of Commerce.

1974• A Fellow of the U.K. Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

1996• A Foreign Member of the Royal Society of Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

2011• Gold Medal of the US Department of Commerce.

Visiting Fellow, or Professor, at the University of Lancaster, U.K., Imperial College, London University, U.K., Cambridge University, U.K., the Royal Irish Academy, and the Australian National University

## Publications

- Olver, Frank W. J. (1997) [1974],
*Asymptotics and special functions*, AKP Classics, Wellesley, MA: A K Peters Ltd., ISBN 978-1-56881-069-0, MR 1429619 - Olver, Frank W. J. (2000),
*Selected papers of F. W. J. Olver. Part I, II*, World Scientific Series in 20th Century Mathematics,**7**, River Edge, NJ: World Scientific Publishing Co. Inc., ISBN 978-981-02-4106-3, MR 1759688 - Olver, Frank W. J.; Lozier, Daniel W.; Boisvert, Ronald F.; et al., eds. (2010),
*NIST Handbook of Mathematical Functions*, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-521-19225-5, MR 2723248, archived from the original on 2013-07-03

## See also

- Level-index arithmetic (LI)
- Peter J. Olver (Son of Frank Olver)

## References

## External links

- Frank W. J. Olver, 1924-2013. SIAM News obituary by Roderick Wong
- Frank W. J. Olver, mathematician, an obituary in The Washington Post
- Home page of Frank W. J. Olver
- Frank W. J. Olver at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions