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 and Computational Science and Engineering and his lectures are freely available through MIT OpenCourseWare.
W. Gilbert Strang
|Alma mater||MIT (S.B.)|
Balliol College, Oxford (M.A.)
|Awards||Chauvenet Prize (1977)|
|Institutions||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Thesis||Difference Methods for Mixed Boundary Value Problems (1959)|
|Doctoral advisor||Peter K. Henrici|
|Doctoral students||Hermann Flaschka|
Awards and honors
- Rhodes Scholar (1955)
- Alfred P. Sloan Fellow (1966–1967)
- Chauvenet Prize, Mathematical Association of America (1976)
- Honorary Professor, Xian Jiaotong University, China (1980)
- American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1985)
- Honorary Fellow, Balliol College, Oxford University (1999)
- Honorary Member, Irish Mathematical Society (2002)
- Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (2003)
- Lester R. Ford Award (2005)
- Von Neumann Medal, US Association for Computational Mechanics (2005)
- Haimo Prize, Mathematical Association of America (2007)
- Su Buchin Prize, International Congress (ICIAM, 2007)
- Henrici Prize (2007)
- National Academy of Sciences (2009)
- Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (2009)
- Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Toulouse (2010)
- Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (2012)
- Doctor Honoris Causa, Aalborg University (2013)
- President, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (1999, 2000)
- Chair, U.S. National Committee on Mathematics (2003–2004)
- Chair, National Science Foundation (NSF) Advisory Panel on Mathematics
- Board Member, International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM)
- Abel Prize Committee (2003–2005)
Books and monographs
- Linear Algebra and Learning from Data (2019)
- Calculus (2017)
- Introduction to Linear Algebra (2016)
- Differential Equations and Linear Algebra (2014) http://math.mit.edu/dela/
- Essays in Linear Algebra (2012)
- Algorithms for Global Positioning, with Kai Borre (2012)
- An Analysis of the Finite Element Method, with George Fix (2008)
- Computational Science and Engineering (2007)
- Linear Algebra and Its Applications (2005)
- Linear Algebra, Geodesy, and GPS, with Kai Borre (1997)
- Wavelets and Filter Banks, with Truong Nguyen (1996)
- Introduction to Applied Mathematics. Wellesley, MA: Wellesley-Cambridge Press. 1986. pp. xii+758. MR 0870634.
- Roselle, D. P. (1977). "Award of the 1977 Chauvenet Prize to Professor Gilbert Strang". The American Mathematical Monthly. 84 (6): 417. CiteSeerX 10.1.1.119.4043. JSTOR 2321898.
- "MIT announces Professor Gilbert Strang as the first MathWorks Professor of Mathematics". Cambridge, MA: MIT News. Retrieved September 26, 2011.
- Edelman, Alan; Strang, Gilbert (2004). "Pascal matrices". Amer. Math. Monthly: 189–197. doi:10.2307/4145127.
- "Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award".
- "SIAM Fellows".
- List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-08-05.
- "Leadership | SIAM". www.siam.org. Retrieved 2019-09-11.
- "Linear Algebra and Learning from Data". math.mit.edu. Retrieved 2019-09-11.
- Gilbert Strang's Home Page at MIT
- International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics: ICIAM
- Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics: SIAM
- Linear Algebra video lectures by Gilbert Strang, recorded in Fall of 1999
- Matrix Methods in Data Analysis by Gilbert Strang on OCW, recorded in Spring of 2018 and the unedited Spring 2019 version
- Highlights of Calculus video lectures by Gilbert Strang on OCW
- Highlights of Calculus video lectures by Gilbert Strang on YouTube
- Interview with Lex Fridman
- Mathematical Methods for Engineers I video lectures by Gilbert Strang
- Mathematical Methods for Engineers II video lectures by Gilbert Strang
- Gilbert Strang at the Mathematics Genealogy Project