Person: Flügge-Lotz, Irmgard
Irmgard Flügge-Lotz worked on numerical methods for solving differential equations especially in fluid dynamics.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Flügge-Lotz, as she was known after her marriage, became a consultant on aerodynamics and flight dynamics at the Deutschland Versuchsanstalt Luftfahrt.
- In 1947 Wilhelm Flügge and Irmgard Flügge-Lotz moved with many of their co-workers to Paris, to become part of the Office National d'Études et de Recherches Aéronautiques.
- At Stanford, Flügge-Lotz undertook research in numerical methods to solve boundary layer problems in fluid dynamics.
- Working on automatic control devices brought Flügge-Lotz into contact with the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford since the devices were almost always of an electrical nature.
- Flügge-Lotz became Stanford's first woman Professor of Engineering in 1961.
- Despite what she had to bear, Flügge-Lotz remained cheerful and kept in touch with friends and colleagues.
- The spirit of Irmgard was always present.
Born 16 July 1903, Hameln, Germany. Died 22 May 1974, Stanford, USA.
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Origin Germany, Women
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive