Ludwig Prandtl

1875 - 1953

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Ludwig Prandtl (4 February 1875 – 15 August 1953) was a German fluid dynamicist, physicist and aerospace scientist. He was a pioneer in the development of rigorous systematic mathematical analyses which he used for underlying the science of aerodynamics, which have come to form the basis of the applied science of aeronautical engineering. In the 1920s he developed the mathematical basis for the fundamental principles of subsonic aerodynamics in particular; and in general up to and including transonic velocities. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ludwig Prandtl has received more than 211,790 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Ludwig Prandtl is the 254th most popular physicist (up from 265th in 2019), the 1,011th most popular biography from Germany (down from 937th in 2019) and the 35th most popular German Physicist.

Prandtl was a German engineer and mathematician who is most famous for his work in fluid dynamics. His most notable contribution to fluid dynamics is the Prandtl-Glauert singularity theory, which is a mathematical way of describing the transition from laminar to turbulent flow.

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Among physicists, Ludwig Prandtl ranks 254 out of 721Before him are Clifford Shull, Bertram Brockhouse, Herbert Kroemer, John Hasbrouck Van Vleck, Giovanni Battista Venturi, and John Kendrew. After him are Rainer Weiss, Edme Mariotte, Ivar Giaever, Peter Mansfield, Ettore Majorana, and Jerome Isaac Friedman.

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Among people born in 1875, Ludwig Prandtl ranks 35Before him are Henri Lebesgue, Anatoly Lunacharsky, Hiram Bingham III, Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia, Thomas Burke, and Cléo de Mérode. After him are Albert Marquet, Rudolf von Sebottendorf, Mihály Károlyi, Walter Chrysler, Sisowath Monivong, and Qiu Jin. Among people deceased in 1953, Ludwig Prandtl ranks 27Before him are Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, Hugo Sperrle, Richard Walther Darré, Alice Prin, Ernst Zermelo, and Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick. After him are Dylan Thomas, Vera Mukhina, Richard von Mises, Hugo Schmeisser, Vsevolod Pudovkin, and Lionel Logue.

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Among people born in Germany, Ludwig Prandtl ranks 1,011 out of 5,289Before him are Max Klinger (1857), Walter Dornberger (1895), Princess Anna Sophie of Denmark (1647), Joseph Pilates (1883), Paul Reuter (1816), and Albert of Riga (1165). After him are Erhard Heiden (1901), Sophia of Prussia (1870), Johann Jakob Froberger (1616), Frederick IV, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1671), Johann Elert Bode (1747), and Anne Catherine of Brandenburg (1575).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Ludwig Prandtl ranks 35Before him are Wolfgang Paul (1913), Carl von Linde (1842), Gerd Binnig (1947), Max Delbrück (1906), Klaus Fuchs (1911), and Herbert Kroemer (1928). After him are Rainer Weiss (1932), Theodor W. Hänsch (1941), Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker (1912), Jack Steinberger (1921), Georg Bednorz (1950), and Friedrich Hund (1896).