Abraham Haskel Taub biography

Abraham Haskel Taub

Physicist, Academic

1911 – 1999

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Who was Abraham Haskel Taub?

Abraham Haskel Taub was a distinguished American mathematician and physicist, well known for his important contributions to the early development of general relativity, as well as differential geometry and differential equations. In a 1948 paper dealing with relativistic shock waves, he introduced a relativistic generalization of the Rankine-Hugoniot jump conditions across a shock, which is now known as the "Taub Adiabat." He also introduced the Taub–NUT space in general relativity.

Taub earned his doctorate at Princeton University in 1935, under the direction of the prominent relativist Howard Percy Robertson. At Princeton, Taub was also influenced by Oswald Veblen.

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Born
Feb 1, 1911
Chicago
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Princeton University
  • University of Chicago
Died
Aug 9, 1999

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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