Simon Ostrach

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Simon Ostrach (December 26, 1923 – October 2, 2017) was an American academic scientist and a pioneer in the fields of buoyancy-driven flows and microgravity science.[1] He is a Distinguished Professor at Florida State University, where he is affiliated with the Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering. He is also the Wilbert J. Austin Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He was honored by NASA in 1998 as one of its "12 Superstars of Modern Aeronautics" and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He died at the age of 93 in 2017.[2]


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  2. ^ "Simon Ostrach, R. I. native, pioneer in space science, dies at 93". Providence Journal. October 4, 2017. Retrieved October 4, 2017.

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