James H. Bramble

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James Henry Bramble (born December 1, 1930)[1] is an American mathematician. He has received his PhD in 1958 at the University of Maryland. He was professor at Cornell University and is now distinguished professor emeritus at the Texas A&M University.[2] He has received honorary doctorate from the Chalmers University of Technology.[3]

He is known for his fundamental contributions in the development of the finite element methods, including the Bramble–Hilbert lemma,[4] and in domain decomposition methods and multigrid methods.[5]


  1. ^ Date information sourced from Library of Congress Authorities data, via corresponding WorldCat Identities linked authority file (LAF) .
  2. ^ James Bramble – Half a Century in Mathematics. A conference honoring James H. Bramble, Texas A&M University, May 2–3, 2008.
  3. ^ James H. Bramble, citation for honorary doctorate, Chalmers University of Technology
  4. ^ J. H. Bramble and S. R. Hilbert. Estimation of linear functionals on Sobolev spaces with application to Fourier transforms and spline interpolation. SIAM J. Numer. Anal., 7:112–124, 1970.
  5. ^ Bramble, James H. Multigrid methods. Pitman Research Notes in Mathematics Series, 294. Longman Scientific & Technical, Harlow; co-published in the United States with John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1993. ISBN 0-582-23435-2

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