Talk:Theodore von Kármán

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Factual Accuracy[edit]

the accuracy of this article does not comply with Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, Vol. 12. (Nov., 1966), pp. 334-365.

the biographical memoirs of theodore von karman (athens ID required) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.36.26.102 (talkcontribs)

What's this "compliance" BS?
Tell us what you think is wrong, or fix it—and if you are unable or unwilling to do so, the tag you added will be removed. Gene Nygaard 09:55, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

Karman was Jewish[edit]

I am unable to understand the last edit. There are abundant references that he was Jewish:

--Runcorn 20:46, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

RAND[edit]

Nicholas Dawidoff, The Catcher Was a Spy, Vintage, 1994, ISBN 0679762892, p. 257 says that von Kármán had a part in founding the RAND Corporation, but does not elaborate. Probably worth someone researching further and following up. Dawidoffs endnotes suggest that he was working from von Kármán's book with Lee Edson, The Wind and Beyond, possibly p. 246–248. - Jmabel | Talk 20:09, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

Surname[edit]

Shouldn't he be referred to by surname as just Kármán, rather than von Kármán, just like Beethoven? Currently the article is inconsistent too. —DIV —Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.250.204.118 (talk) 07:26, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

Award in his name[edit]

There is a SIAM award in his name, the Theodore_von_Karman_Prize ref. [2]

possible TvK "relic" in Aachen/Germany[edit]

There is a Theodore von Karman room at the institute for fluid mechanics and aerodynamics (his former position in Aachen). I had an oral examination on aerodynamics in this room, of which is said to be his old office, equipped with his old desk and some furniture. I´m not quite sure, if this is really the truth, but it was a hell of a good inspiration. Its plausible, that the furniture is real, but I don´t really expect the building to be old enough für this, cause Aachen was nearly completely leveled in the end of WW2

Interested in pictures? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 93.129.31.199 (talk) 17:32, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

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