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Biography

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PeopleInstitutions

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Archival as SubjectPublished as Author

C. C. Lin

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Dates

July 7, 1916 – January 13, 2013

Authorized Form of Name

Lin, C. C. (Chia-Chʻiao), 1916-2013

Additional Forms of Names

Linʹ, T︠S︡zi︠a︡-T︠S︡zi︠a︡o, 1916-2013

Lin, Chia-Chʻiao, 1916-2013

Biography

Abstract

C. C. Lin was Institute Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1966-1987). Other institutional affiliations included Brown University and Tsinghua University. His early research interests included a concentrated on fluid mechanics, focusing on hydrodynamics stability and turbulence, and addressing the aerodynamics of gas turbines, oscillating airfoils and shock waves. Later his research interests turned to problems in the hydrodynamics of superfluid helium and astrophysics.

Important Dates

July 7, 1916Birth, Fuzhou Shi (Fujian Sheng, China).

1937Obtained BSc in Physics, National Tsinghua University, Beijing (China).

1941Obtained MA in Applied Mathematics, University of Toronto, Toronto (Ont.).

1943 – 1945Research Engineer, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1944Obtained PhD in Aeronautics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1945 – 1947Assistant to Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics, Brown University.

1947 – 2013Associate Professor to Professor of Applied Mathematics (1947-1966); Institute Professor (1966-1987); and Institute Professor Emeritus (1987-2013), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1951Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

1959 – 1960Member, Institute for Advanced Study.

1962Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1965 – 1966Member, Institute for Advanced Study.

1966 – 1968Member, Committee on Support for Research in Mathematical Sciences, National Academy of Sciences.

1973 – 1974President, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

1978 – 1980Member, Board of Trustees, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

1979Awarded Fluid Dynamics Prize, American Physical Society.

January 13, 2013Death, Beijing (China).

Occupation

Applied mathematician.

Places

Birth

Fuzhou Shi (Fujian Sheng, China)

Undergraduate Education

Beijing (China)

Graduate Education

Toronto (Ont.)

Pasadena (Calif.)

Employment

Cambridge (Mass.)

Death

Beijing (China)

Subjects

Aerodynamics.

Applied mathematics.

Astrophysics.

Fluid mechanics.

Hydrodynamics.

Turbulence.

Relationships

People

Family

Lin, Edward

Son.

Lin, Lillian Shengjung

Daughter.

Lin, Shouying Liang

Wife. Married in 1947.

Advisors & Collaborators

Von Kármán, Theodore, 1881-1963

PhD advisor at California Institute of Technology, "On the development of turbulence," and both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Colleagues

Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Duwez, Pol

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Freedman, Daniel Z.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Gates, S. James

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Glimm, James

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Howard, Louis N.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Krumhansl, J. A. (James A.)

Both employed at Brown University.

Lieb, Elliott H.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Liepmann, H. W. (Hans Wolfgang), 1914-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Low, Francis E. (Francis Eugene), 1921-2007

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Moser, Jürgen, 1928-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Prager, William, 1903-1980

Both employed at Brown University.

Segal, Irving Ezra

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Stratton, Julius Adams, 1901-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Tolman, Richard C. (Richard Chace), 1881-1948

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Townes, Charles H.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Wiesner, Jerome B. (Jerome Bert), 1915-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Additional

Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910-1995

Institutions

Major Positions

Brown University. Department of Applied Mathematics

Assistant to Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics.

California Institute of Technology. Division of Engineering and Applied Science

Obtained PhD in Aeronautics (1944). Research Engineer.

Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, N.J.)

Member.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mathematics

Associate Professor to Professor of Applied Mathematics; Institute Professor; and Institute Professor Emeritus.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Fellow.

American Physical Society

Received 1979 Fluid Dynamics Prize.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member and Member, Committee on Support for Research in Mathematical Sciences.

Qing hua da xue (Beijing, China)

Obtained BSc in Physics (1937).

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

President and Member, Board of Trustees.

University of Toronto. Department of Physics

Obtained MA in Applied Mathematics (1941).

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar papers, 1928-1995.

The Joseph Regenstein Library. Department of Special Collections

University of Chicago

1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Published Resources

Author

Selected papers of C.C. Lin / editors, D.J. Benney, F. Shu, and C. Yuan.