Theodore von Kármán

Physicist, Academic

1881 – 1963

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Who was Theodore von Kármán?

Theodore von Kármán was a Hungarian-American mathematician, aerospace engineer and physicist who was active primarily in the fields of aeronautics and astronautics. He is responsible for many key advances in aerodynamics, notably his work on supersonic and hypersonic airflow characterization. He is regarded as the outstanding aerodynamic theoretician of the twentieth century.

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Born
May 11, 1881
Budapest
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • Hungary
  • United States of America
  • Germany
Profession
Education
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • University of Göttingen
Employment
  • California Institute of Technology
Lived in
  • Hungary
Died
May 7, 1963
Aachen

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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