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George F. Carrier

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Dates

May 4, 1918 – March 8, 2002

Authorized Form of Name

Carrier, George F.

Additional Forms of Names

Carrier, George Francis

Biography

Abstract

George Carrier was the T. Jefferson Coolidge Professor of Applied Mathematics Emeritus at Harvard University. His other institutional affiliations included Cornell University and Brown University. Carrier's research covered many fields such as fluid dynamics, combustion, and natural hazards.

Important Dates

May 4, 1918Birth, Millinocket (Me. : Town).

1939Obtained ME, Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

1944Obtained PhD in Applied Mechanics, Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

1944 – 1946Research Associate, School of Engineering, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1946 – 1952Assistant Professor of Engineering (1946-1947); Associate Professor of Engineering (1947-1948); and Professor of Engineering (1948-1952), Brown University, Providence (R.I.).

1952 – 2002Gordon McKay Professor of Mechanical Engineering (1952-1972); T. Jefferson Coolidge Professor of Applied Mathematics (1972-1988); and T. Jefferson Coolidge Emeritus Professor of Applied Mathematics (1988-2002), Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1967Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1984Awarded Fluid Dynamics Prize, American Physical Society.

1990Awarded National Medal of Science.

March 8, 2002Death, Wayland (Mass.).

Occupation

Applied mathematician.

Places

Birth

Millinocket (Me. : Town)

Graduate Education

Ithaca (N.Y.)

Employment

Providence (R.I.)

Cambridge (Mass.)

Death

Wayland (Mass.)

Subjects

Applied mathematics.

Fluid dynamics.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Beasley, Malcolm

Both employed at Harvard University.

Bode, Hendrik W. (Hendrik Wade), 1905-1982

Both employed at Harvard University.

Brooks, Harvey

Both employed at Harvard University.

Clark, N. A. (Noel Anthony), 1940-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Conant, James Bryant, 1893-1978

Both employed at Harvard University.

Emmons, H. W. (Howard W.)

Both employed at Harvard University.

Halperin, Bertrand I.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Jaffe, Arthur, 1937-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Kastner, Marc A.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Mackey, George W. (George Whitelaw), 1916-2006

Both employed at Harvard University.

Meyer, Robert B.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Prager, William, 1903-1980

Both employed at Brown University.

Raney, William P.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Van Vleck, J. H. (John Hasbrouck), 1899-1980

Both employed at Harvard University.

Wu, Tai Tsun

Both employed at Harvard University.

Additional

Anthony, Thomas Richard, 1941-

Avrett, Eugene H., 1933-

Institutions

Major Positions

Brown University. Division of Engineering

Assistant Professor of Engineering; Associate Professor of Engineering; and Professor of Engineering.

Harvard University. Department of Mathematics

T. Jefferson Coolidge Professor of Applied Mathematics and T. Jefferson Coolidge Emeritus Professor of Applied Mathematics.

Harvard University. Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Associate and Gordon McKay Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1984 Fluid Dynamics Prize.

Cornell University. College of Engineering

Obtained ME in 1939 and PhD (Applied Mechanics) in 1944.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

Oral history interview with Eugene Avrett, 2005 October 14.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Thomas Richard Anthony, 2007 July 17.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA