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Magnus Hestenes

Magnus Hestenes

American mathematician
Magnus Hestenes
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Intro American mathematician
Was Mathematician
From United States of America
Type Mathematics
Gender male
Birth 13 February 1906, Bricelyn, Faribault County, Minnesota, USA
Death 31 May 1991, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA (aged 85 years)
Star sign Aquarius
Family
Children: David Hestenes
Education
University of Chicago
Awards
Guggenheim Fellowship 1954
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Magnus Rudolph Hestenes (February 13, 1906 – May 31, 1991) was an American mathematician best known for his contributions to calculus of variations and optimal control. As a pioneer in computer science, he devised the conjugate gradient method, published jointly with Eduard Stiefel.

Biography

Born in Bricelyn, Minnesota, Hestenes earned his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 1932 under Gilbert Bliss. His dissertation was titled "Sufficient Conditions for the General Problem of Mayer with Variable End-Points." After teaching as an associate professor at Chicago, in 1947 he moved to a professorship at UCLA. He continued there until his retirement in 1973, and during that time he served as department chair from 1950–58. While a professor, Hestenes supervised the thesis research of 34 students, among them Glen Culler, Richard Tapia and Jesse Wilkins, Jr..

Hestenes received the Guggenheim (1954) and Fulbright awards, was a vice president of the American Mathematical Society, and was an invited speaker at the 1954 International Congress of Mathematicians in Amsterdam.

He died on May 31, 1991 in Los Angeles, California.

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