|Who is it?||Actor|
|Birth Day||December 13, 1921|
|Birth Place||Wimbledon, England, United Kingdom|
|Age||99 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||March 7, 2008(2008-03-07) (aged 86)\nBerkeley, California|
|Alma mater||Princeton University University of Michigan Swarthmore College|
|Known for||Gale Transform linear programming convex analysis Chomp Bridg-It Gale–Shapley algorithm Ramsey problem|
|Awards||John von Neumann Theory Prize (1980) Golden Goose Award (2013) Pirelli Internetional Award|
|Institutions||University of California, Berkeley, 1966–2008 Brown University, 1950–65 Rand Corporation, 1957–58 Princeton University 1949–50|
|Doctoral advisor||Albert W. Tucker|
|Doctoral students||William A. Brock Hal Varian|
Gale played a fundamental role in the development of the theory of linear programming and linear inequalities. His classic 1960 book The Theory of Linear Economic Models continues to be a standard reference for this area.
Gale's 1962 paper with Lloyd Shapley on the stable marriage Problem provides the first formal statement and proof of a Problem that has far-reaching implications in many matching markets and is currently being applied in New York and Boston public school systems in assigning students to schools. In 2012 The Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to Shapley for this work.
Gale wrote a Mathematical Entertainments column for the Mathematical Intelligencer from 1991 through 1997. The book Tracking the Automatic Ant collects these columns.
In 2004 Gale developed MathSite, a pedagogic website that uses interactive exhibits to illustrate important mathematical ideas. MathSite won the 2007 Pirelli Internetional Award for Science Communication in Mathematics.