Eduard Stiefel, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Eduard Stiefel

Swiss mathematician (1909-1978)

Date of Birth: 21-Apr-1909

Place of Birth: Zürich, canton of Zürich, Switzerland

Date of Death: 25-Nov-1978

Profession: mathematician, university teacher

Nationality: Switzerland

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Eduard Stiefel

  • Eduard L.
  • Stiefel (21 April 1909 – 25 November 1978) was a Swiss mathematician.
  • Together with Cornelius Lanczos and Magnus Hestenes, he invented the conjugate gradient method, and gave what is now understood to be a partial construction of the Stiefel–Whitney classes of a real vector bundle, thus co-founding the study of characteristic classes.

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