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Published as AuthorPublished as Subject

H. W. Liepmann

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Dates

July 3, 1914 – June 24, 2009

Authorized Form of Name

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

Additional Forms of Names

Liepmann, Hans Wolfgang

Liepmann, Hans Wolfgang, 1914-2009

Biography

Abstract

Hans Wolfgang Liepmann was Theodore von Kármán Professor of Aeronautics Emeritus at California Institute of Technology (1939-2009). Other institutional affiliations included University of Zurich. His research interests included fluid dynamics and aerodynamics.

Important Dates

July 3, 1914Birth, Berlin (Germany).

1938Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Zurich, Zurich (Switzerland).

1938 – 1939Physics Fellow, University of Zurich, Zurich (Switzerland).

1939 – 2009Aeronautics Fellow (1939-1944); Assistant Professor of Aeronautics (1945-1946); Associate Professor of Aeronautics (1946-1949); Professor of Aeronautics (1949-1974); Director, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories (1972-1985); Professor of Aeronautics and Applied Physics (1974-1976); Charles Lee Powell Professor of Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (1976-1983); Executive Officer, Department of Aeronautics (1976-1985); Theodore von Kármán Professor of Aeronautics (1984-1985); and Theodore von Kármán Professor of Aeronautics Emeritus (1985-2009), California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1980Awarded Fluid Dynamics Prize, American Physical Society.

1986Awarded National Medal of Science.

June 24, 2009Death, La Canada Flintridge (Calif.).

Occupation

Fluid dynamicist.

Places

Birth

Berlin (Germany)

Graduate Education

Zurich (Switzerland)

Employment

Pasadena (Calif.)

Death

La Canada Flintridge (Calif.)

Subjects

Aeronautics.

Fluid dynamics.

Gas dynamics.

Magnetohydrodynamics.

Plasma physics.

Relationships

People

Family

Liepmann, Christopher

Son.

Liepmann, Dietlind

Wife.

Liepmann, Dorian

Son.

Liepmann, Paul

Son.

Liepmann, Till

Son.

Advisors & Collaborators

Baganoff, Donald

Advised by Liepmann at California Institute of Technology, "Experiments on the Wall-Pressure History in Shock Reflection Processes."

Bär, Richard

PhD advisor at Universitat Zurich, "Die Schallgeschwindigkeit in flüssigem Sauerstoff als Funktion der Siedetemperatur bei Frequenzen von 7,5 und 1,5X10_1hn6 Hz."

Coles, Donald K.

Advised by Liepmann at California Institute of Technology.

Corrsin, Stanley, 1920-

Advised by Liepmann at California Institute of Technology, "Extended Applications of the Hotwire Anemometer."

Marble, Frank E.

Advised by Liepmann at California Institute of Technology, "Some problems concerning the rotational motion of a perfect fluid."

Narasimha, R.

Advised by Liepmann at California Institute of Technology.

Roshko, A. (Anatol)

Advised by Liepmann at California Institute of Technology; both employed at California Institute of Technology; and co-wrote "Elements of gasdynamics."

Colleagues

Bateman, Harry, 1882-1946

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Brown, Harold, 1927-2019

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Cole, Julian D.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Everhart, Thomas E.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lin, C. C. (Chia-Chʻiao), 1916-2013

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Millikan, Clark Blanchard, 1903-1966

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Pope, S. B.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Sears, William Rees, 1913-2002

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Von Kármán, Theodore, 1881-1963

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Willmarth, William W.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Wu, Theodore Y.-T. (Theodore Yao-tsu)

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Institutions

Major Positions

California Institute of Technology. Division of Engineering and Applied Science

Aeronautics Fellow; Assistant Professor of Aeronautics; Associate Professor of Aeronautics; Professor of Aeronautics; Professor of Aeronautics and Applied Physics; Charles Lee Powell Professor of Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics; Executive Officer, Department of Aeronautics; Theodore von Kármán Professor of Aeronautics; and Theodore von Kármán Professor of Aeronautics Emeritus.

California Institute of Technology. Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories

Director.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1980 Fluid Dynamics Prize.

Universitat Zurich

Obtained PhD in Physics (1938). Physics Fellow.

Resources

Published Resources

Author

Elements of gasdynamics, by H.W. Liepmann [and] A. Roshko.

Subject

Hans Liepmann California Institute of Technology obituary.

Hans Wolfgang Liepmann Physics Today obituary.