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P. Laxand L. Nirenberg

Peter Lax (left) and Louis Nirenberg.

"Wrapping Up Scholarly Careers: At NYU, the Parallel Paths of 2Mathematicians," by Courtney Leatherman. Chronicle of Higher Education, 16 July 1999.

This article describes the careers of New York Universitymathematicians Peter Lax and Louis Nirenberg, who at the time thearticle appeared had both recently retired. In 2005, Lax was awardedthe Abel Prize; click herefor a Math Digest summary of the news coverage. An interviewwith Nirenberg appeared in the April 2002 issue of the Notices of the AMS.

--- Allyn Jackson