Felix Browder

Felix Browder
Born(1927-07-31)July 31, 1927
DiedDecember 10, 2016(2016-12-10) (aged 89)
EducationMassachusetts Institute of Technology (BS)
Princeton University (MS, PhD)
Known forNonlinear functional analysis
Browder fixed-point theorem
Browder–Minty theorem
Children2, including Bill
RelativesWilliam Browder (brother)
Andrew Browder (brother)
Joshua Browder (grandson)
AwardsNational Medal of Science (1999)
Scientific career
InstitutionsRutgers University, New Brunswick
University of Chicago
Yale University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Doctoral advisorSolomon Lefschetz
Witold Hurewicz
Doctoral studentsRichard Beals
Thomas K. Donaldson
Roger D. Nussbaum

Felix Earl Browder (/ˈbrdər/; July 31, 1927 – December 10, 2016) was an American mathematician known for his work in nonlinear functional analysis.[1] He received the National Medal of Science in 1999 and was President of the American Mathematical Society until 2000. His two younger brothers also became notable mathematicians, William Browder (an algebraic topologist) and Andrew Browder[2] (a specialist in function algebras).

  1. ^ O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Felix Browder", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews
  2. ^ "Brown University Mathematics Department". Math.brown.edu. Retrieved December 16, 2016.

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