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Sir James Lighthill

(1924—1998) applied mathematician and university administrator


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(1924–98) British mathematician who held various academic positions including the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge for ten years between Paul Dirac and Stephen Hawking. His main interests lay in fluid motion of all sorts, and his work was important in projects as diverse as the Thames Barrier and Concorde, and in the reduction of noise from jet engines as well as biofluiddynamics.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Mathematics.


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