Michael James Lighthill

1924 - 1998

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James Lighthill was one of the foremost English applied mathematicians of his day. He worked on aerodynamics.
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List of References (5 books/articles)

A Poster of Sir James Lighthill

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Obituary: The Times
  2. Obituary: The New York Times

Honours awarded to Sir James Lighthill
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Fellow of the Royal Society1953
Royal Society Bakerian lecturer1961
BMC morning speaker1964
Royal Society Royal Medal1964
Lucasian Professor 1969
SIAM John von Neumann Lecture1975
LMS Naylor Prize1977
Royal Society Copley Medal winner1998


Other Web sites
  1. Bob Bruen
  2. Bob Bruen (An interview with Lighthill)
  3. AMS (Obituary) [registration required]
  1. Obituary from The Independent
  2. Contribution to Biological Fluid Dynamics
  3. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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