Peter D. Lax
Winner of the National Medal
of Science (1986), the Wolf Prize (1987) and the Abel Prize
(2005). Congratulations to a wonderful scholar and an outstanding
citizen of our mathematics community. Coincidentally, he seldom
misses the AMS-MAA National Meeting!
"Compared to physics or chemistry, mathematics is a very broad subject. It is true that nobody can know it all, or even nearly all. But it is also true that as mathematics develops, things are simplified and unusual connections appear.
Geometry and algebra for instance, which were so very different 100 years ago, are intricately connected today."
Peter D. Lax, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University