Lange, Lester Henry (1924-2010)
Professor/Dean of the School of Science
Year Retired from SJSU
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University of Notre Dame, 1960 Ph.D.
Stanford University, 1950 MS
Valparaiso University (Indiana), 1948 AB
University of California at Berkeley, 1943‑1944
San Jose State University, 1960-1988
(Head of SJSU Mathematics Department, 1961-1970)
(Dean of Science, SJSU, 1970-1988)
Founded the Society of Archimedes (The College of Science Society), 1982
Elected Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences, 1985
Notre Dame , 1956-1960
Elementary Linear Algebra, New York: Wiley, 1968.
Co‑authored the obituary of George Polya for the Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society, 1987.
More than 50 articles in books and journals in the USA, France, Italy, Japan, Thailand, China, and England.
Five papers have become parts of anthologies in algebra, geometry, applied mathematics, calculus, and linear algebra.
Two papers won national prizes from the Mathematical Association of America for distinguished expository writing: The L. R. Ford Sr. Award in 1971, for a geometry paper in Mathematics Magazine and The George Polya Award in 1992 for a paper on permutations, eigenvalues, and convergence of Markov chains in The College Mathematics Journal.