Category:Nikolai Zhukovsky

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English: Nikolai Yegorovich Zhukovsky ( – March 17, 1921) was a Russian scientist, founding father of modern aero- and hydrodynamics. Whereas contemporary scientists scoffed at the idea of human flight, Zhukovsky was the first to undertake the study of airflow.

Nikolay Yegorovich Zhukovsky 
russian scientist
Date of birth 5 January 1847 (in Julian calendar) / 17 January 1847
Orekhovo, Vladimir oblast
Date of death 17 March 1921
Place of burial
  • Donskoe Cemetery
Educated at
  • mathematician
  • physicist
  • engineer
Field of work
  • mechanics
Notable work
  • Joukowsky transform
  • Kutta–Joukowski theorem
  • Kutta condition
Award received
  • Order of St. Vladimir, 3rd class
  • Order of Saint Anna, 1st class
  • Order of Saint Anna, 2nd class
  • Order of St. Anna
  • Order of Saint Stanislaus
  • Order of St. Vladimir
  • Order of Saint Stanislaus, 2nd class
  • Order of Saint Stanislaus, 1st class
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