Frank W. J. Olver
Frank William John Olver  

Frank W. J. Olver, 2001


Born 
Croydon, UK 
December 15, 1924
Died  April 23, 2013 Rockville, Maryland, U.S. 
(aged 88)
Residence  U.S. 
Nationality  U.S. 
Alma mater  University of London 
Known for  editor in chief of the NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions 
Awards  Gold Medal of the US Department of Commerce 
Scientific career  
Fields  Mathematics 
Institutions  University of Maryland, National Institute of Standards and Technology 
Frank William John Olver (December 15, 1924 – April 23, 2013) was an emeritus professor of mathematics at the Institute for Physical Science and Technology and Department of Mathematics at the University of Maryland who worked on asymptotic analysis, special functions, and numerical analysis. He was the editor in chief of the NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions.
Awards
1969• Silver Medal of the US Department of Commerce.
1974• A Fellow of the U.K. Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
1996• A Foreign Member of the Royal Society of Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
2011• Gold Medal of the US Department of Commerce.
Visiting Fellow, or Professor, at the University of Lancaster, U.K., Imperial College, London University, U.K., Cambridge University, U.K., the Royal Irish Academy, and the Australian National University
Publications
 Olver, Frank W. J. (1997) [1974], Asymptotics and special functions, AKP Classics, Wellesley, MA: A K Peters Ltd., ISBN 9781568810690, MR 1429619
 Olver, Frank W. J. (2000), Selected papers of F. W. J. Olver. Part I, II, World Scientific Series in 20th Century Mathematics, 7, River Edge, NJ: World Scientific Publishing Co. Inc., ISBN 9789810241063, MR 1759688
 Olver, Frank W. J.; Lozier, Daniel W.; Boisvert, Ronald F.; et al., eds. (2010), NIST Handbook of Mathematical Functions, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9780521192255, MR 2723248, archived from the original on 20130703
References
 Wong, R. K., ed. (1990), Asymptotic and computational analysis. Proceedings of the International Symposium held in honor of Frank W. J. Olver's 65th birthday, Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 1989, Lecture Notes in Pure and Applied Mathematics, 124, New York: Marcel Dekker Inc., ISBN 9780824783471, MR 1052426
External links
 Frank W. J. Olver. SIAM News obituary by Roderick Wong
 Frank W. J. Olver, mathematician, an obituary in The Washington Post
 Home page of Frank W. J. Olver
 Frank W. J. Olver at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
 NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions