Gilbert Strang




Gilbert Strang was an undergraduate at MIT and a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford. His Ph.D. was from UCLA and since then he has taught at MIT. He has been a Sloan Fellow and a Fairchild Scholar and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a Professor of Mathematics at MIT, an Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Research Areas

mathematical analysis, linear algebra and PDEs


Professor Strang has published thirteen books : Linear Algebra for Everyone (2020) Linear Algebra and Learning from Data (2019) Differential Equations and Linear Algebra (2014) Introduction to Linear Algebra (1993,1998,2003,2009,2016) Computational Science and Engineering (2007) Linear Algebra and Its Applications (1976,1980,1988,2005) An Analysis of the Finite Element Method, with George Fix (1973,2008,2017) Introduction to Applied Mathematics (1986) Calculus (1991,2017) Wavelets and Filter Banks, with Truong Nguyen (1996) Linear Algebra, Geodesy, and GPS, with Kai Borre (1997) Essays in Linear Algebra (2012) Algorithms for Global Positioning, with Kai Borre (2012) He was the President of SIAM during 1999 and 2000, and Chair of the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics. He received the von Neumann Medal of the US Association for Computational Mechanics, and the Henrici Prize for applied analysis. The first Su Buchin Prize from the International Congress of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and the Haimo Prize from the Mathematical Association of America, were awarded for his contributions to teaching around the world. In 2020 MIT awarded Gilbert Strang the Irwin Sizer Prize for the Most Significant Improvement to MIT Education.