Category:Theodore von Kármán

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Theodore von Kármán 
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Hungarian-American mathematician, aerospace engineer and physicist
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Date of birth 11 May 1881
Budapest
Date of death 6 May 1963 / 7 May 1963
Aachen
Country of citizenship
Educated at
Doctoral advisor
Doctoral student
  • Maurice Anthony Biot (1932)
  • Louis Dunn (1940)
  • Richard G. Folsom (1932)
  • Giuseppe Gabrielli (1926)
  • Arthur T. Ippen (1936)
  • Wolfgang Klemperer (1926)
  • Chia-Chiao Lin (1944)
  • Frank Malina (1940)
  • Frank E. Marble (1947)
  • Stanford Solomon Penner (1946)
  • Franz Nikolaus Scheubel (1927)
  • William R. Sears (1938)
  • Ernest Edwin Sechler (1934)
  • Wallace D. Hayes (1947)
  • Qian Xuesen (1935)
Occupation
  • physicist
  • mathematician
  • aerospace engineer
  • engineer
  • university teacher
  • Idist
Employer
Member of
  • Royal Society
  • National Academy of Sciences (1938)
  • American Philosophical Society
  • French Academy of Sciences
  • Lincean Academy
  • Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences
  • Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Saint Isabel of Hungary
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Association of University Professors
  • American Astronautical Society
  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Mathematical Society
  • American Meteorological Society
  • National Defense Industrial Association
  • American Physical Society
  • American Rocket Society
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Association Française des Ingénieurs et Techniciens de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace
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  • Calcutta Mathematical Society
  • Franklin Institute
  • Indian Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of the Aerospace Sciences
  • Pontifical Academy of Sciences
  • Royal Aeronautical Society
  • Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Academy of Sciences of Turin
Position held
  • university teacher (RWTH Aachen Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, 1912, 1918, 1930, 1914)
  • teacher (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 1902, 1906)
  • university teacher (California Institute of Technology, 1930, 1949)
  • Privatdozent (University of Göttingen, 1908, 1912)
  • professor emeritus (aviation engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1949)
  • director (Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory, 1930, 1949)
  • chairperson (AGARD, 1952, 7 May 1963)
  • president (International Academy of Astronautics, 1960)
  • chairperson (United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, 1946, 1955)
  • director (Aachen University Aeronautical Institute, 1912, 1918, 1930, 1914)
Father
  • Maurice von Kármán
Mother
  • Helene Konn
Sibling
  • Pipö von Kármán
Work location
Award received
  • honorary chairman (International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 1951, 7 May 1963)
  • honorary chairman (International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 1958, 7 May 1963)
  • Doctor of Engineering (honorary) (1929, Technische Hochschule Berlin)
  • Doctor of Engineering (honorary) (1940, University of Liège)
  • Medal for Merit (1946)
  • John Fritz Medal (1948)
  • Franklin Medal (1948)
  • Kelvin Gold Medal (1950)
  • Gold Medal of the Royal Aeronautical Society (1952)
  • Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy (1954)
  • Daniel Guggenheim Medal (1955)
  • Department of the Air Force Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service (1955)
  • Medal of Freedom (1956)
  • Ludwig-Prandtl-Ring (1956)
  • Doctor of Science (honorary) (1956, Northwestern University)
  • Goddard Gold Medal (1960)
  • Doctor of Science (honorary) (1960, New York University)
  • Doctor of Engineering (honorary) (1947, Princeton University)
  • Doctor of Engineering (honorary) (1948, Columbia University)
  • Doctor of Engineering (honorary) (1953, RWTH Aachen University)
  • Doctor of Engineering (honorary) (1953, Technical University of Berlin)
  • Doctor of Science (honorary) (1961, Brown University)
  • Doctor of Law (honorary) (1959, Wayne State University)
  • Doctor of Engineering (honorary) (1955, ETH Zurich)
  • Doctor of Engineering (honorary) (1959, Illinois Institute of Technology)
  • Doctor of Science (honorary) (1958, University of Southern California)
  • Doctor of Science (honorary) (1951, Yale University)
  • Doctor of Science (honorary) (1952, Istanbul University)
  • Doctor of Science (honorary) (1952, Istanbul Technical University)
  • Doctor of Science (honorary) (1954, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology)
  • University of Liège Gold Medal (1937, University of Liège)
  • ASME Medal (1941, American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
  • Meritorious Civilian Service Award (1945, United States Army Air Forces)
  • Doctor of Law (honorary) (1943, University of California)
  • Grand Médaille d'Honneur (1946, Association des Ingénieurs-Docteurs des France)
  • Officer of the Legion of Honour (1947, France)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (honorary) (1961, University of Bern)
  • Honorary doctor of the Université libre de Bruxelles (1937)
  • Honorary doctor of the University of Liège (1947)
  • doctor honoris causa (1949, Aix-Marseille University)
  • doctor honoris causa (1953, Lille University of Science and Technology)
  • doctor honoris causa (1956, Delft University of Technology)
  • doctor honoris causa (1957, University of Paris)
  • doctor honoris causa (1958, University of Seville)
  • doctor honoris causa (1960, Politecnico di Torino)
  • doctor honoris causa (1961, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)
  • National Medal of Science (engineering, John F. Kennedy, 1962)
  • Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Timoshenko Medal (1958)
  • Grand Cross of the Civil Order of Alfonso X the Wise
  • Wilhelm Exner Medal (1962)
  • Josiah Willard Gibbs Lectureship (1939)
  • National Aviation Hall of Fame
  • National Inventor Hall of Fame
  • Carl Friedrich Gauss Medal (1960)
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society
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Subcategories

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