Theodore of Kármán
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of Kármán studied engineering science at the technical University of Budapest and attained a doctorate later with Ludwig Prandtl in Goettingen. 1911 and 1912 published its probably most well-known work from Kármán over late Kármán vortex trails designated after it.
After its Habilitation followed it a call to the “royally Rheinisch Westphäli poly-technical school” to Aachen (today: RWTH), at which it led from now on Institut for aerotechnical aerodynamics (today aerodynamic Institut). It began end of the twenties to shift its research work into the USA. After the seizure of power of the Nazis it became from the government service to dismiss and stayed from now on durably in the USA. There it developed the jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California . It designed among other things the airplane Bell X-1 that as the first the speed of sound exceeded. It created the AGARD, a aviation research establishment of NATO. He deceased 1963 during a cure in bath Aachen.
an auditory complex with names „Kármán auditory possesses honours the today's RWTH in Aachen “, and a student hostel of the Aachener of student council carries its names. In addition there is one in Aachen „Kármánstrasse “.
- Michael H. Gorn: The universal one : Théodore of Kármán's would run in aeronautics. - Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Inst. Pr., 1992. - ISBN 1-56098-165-2
- Kärin Nickelsen (Mitarb.): Theodore of Kármán : Airplanes for the world and a donation for Berne. - Basel: Birkhäuser, 2004. - ISBN 3-7643-7135-8
- Theodore of Kármán; Lee Edson: The vortex trail. My life for aviation. Hamburg: Hoffmann and Campe 1968. [English Originalausagbe 1967 with the publishing house Little, Brown and Companay, Boston/Toronto]
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|NAME||Karman, Theodore of|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Hungarian pioneer of the modern aerodynamics and the aviation research|
|DATE OF BIRTH||11. May 1881|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Budapest|
|DYING DATE||7. May 1963|