Young, David M., 1923-2008

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Birth 1923-10-20
Death 2008-12-21
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Young earned his Harvard AM in 1947 and his PhD in 1950.

From the description of The Guass-Bonnet theorem in differential geometry / submitted by David M. Young. July 22, 1948. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 228512734

Professor David M. Young Jr. is widely recognized for his contributions to numerical solutions of partial differential equations and to scientific computing. Born in Massachusetts in 1923, Young received a Ph. D. in Mathematics from Harvard University in 1950. His dissertation is considered to be one of the early milestones in the history of scientific computing. Young's career paralleled the dawn of computer technology, and thus he was one of the first mathematicians to combine numerical analysis with computer science. Upon his arrival at the University of Texas in 1958, Young founded the Computation Center and served as its director until 1970, when he then founded the Center for Numerical Analysis (CNA). Young served as director of the CNA until 1999, and remains at the University of Texas as Ashbel Smith Emeritus Professor and Director Emeritus at the Center for Numerical Analysis.

Sources: Professor Young's Personal Webpage http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/young/http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/young Center for Numerical Analysis: Upon Young's 80th Birthday Celebration http://www.ma.utexas.edu/CNA/dmy-photos.htmlhttp://www.ma.utexas.edu/CNA/dmy-photos.html

From the guide to the David M. Young Papers 2001-209., 1950-1999, (Archives of American Mathematics, Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

Professor David M. Young, Jr. is widely recognized for his contributions to numerical solutions of partial differential equations and to scientific computing. Born in Massachusetts in 1923, Young received a Ph. D. in Mathematics from Harvard University in 1950.

Young's dissertation is considered to be one of the early milestones in the history of scientific computing. Young's career paralleled the dawn of computer technology, and thus he was one of the first mathematicians to combine numerical analysis with computer science. Upon his arrival at the University of Texas in 1958, Young founded the Computation Center and served as its director until 1970, when he then founded the Center for Numerical Analysis (CNA). Young served as director of the CNA until 1999, and remains at the University of Texas as Ashbel Smith Emeritus Professor and Director Emeritus at the Center for Numerical Analysis.

From the description of Young, David M., papers, 1950-1999. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 55874147

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