Eduard Stiefel

Real Name
Eduard Stiefel
Biography
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....  Read more »
Born
April 21, 1909, Zürich, Switzerland
Occupation
Mathematician