David Gale

David Gale
Date of Birth:
Dec 13, 1921
United States
Known for:
Gale Transform,linear Programming,convex Analysis ,Chomp, Bridg-It , Gale–Shapley Algorithm,Ramsey Problem
John Von Neumann Theory Prize (1980),Golden Goose Award (2013),Pirelli Internetional Award
Mar 7, 2008 (Heart Failure)

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David Gale (December 13, 1921 – March 7, 2008) was an American mathematician and economist. He was a professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, affiliated with the departments of mathematics, economics, and industrial engineering and operations research. He has contributed to the fields of mathematical economics, game theory, and convex analysis.

Gale earned his B.A. from Swarthmore College, obtained an M.A. from the University of Michigan in 1947, and earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics at Princeton University in 1949. He taught at Brown University from 1950 to 1965 and then joined the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley.

Gale lived in Berkeley, California, and Paris, France with his partner Sandra Gilbert, feminist literary scholar and poet. He has three daughters and two grandsons.

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