Milton S. Plesset

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1908 – 1991

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Who was Milton S. Plesset?

Milton Spinoza Plesset was an American applied physicist who worked in the field of fluid mechanics and nuclear energy. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1979 for his fundamental contributions to multiphase flows, bubble dynamics, and safety of nuclear reactors. Plesset served as Professor of Engineering Science at California Institute of Technology during 1951 to 1978. Notable scientists Andrea Prosperetti and Norman Zabusky finished their doctoral work here under Plesset's guidance.

He with Christian Møller are known for the Møller–Plesset perturbation theory. The Rayleigh-Plesset equation describing the dynamics of a bubble in an infinite body of fluid is also named after him.

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Born
Feb 7, 1908
Pittsburgh
Also known as
  • Milton Plesset
Nationality
  • United States of America
Education
  • Yale University
  • University of Pittsburgh
Died
Feb 19, 1991

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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