Abraham Haskel Taub
1911 – 1999
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.
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