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Authorised form of nameHowarth; Leslie (1911 - 2001)
Dates1911 - 2001
NationalityBritish
Date of birth23/05/1911
Place of deathMaldon, Essex
Date of death22/09/2001
Research fieldMathematics
Aerodynamics
ActivityEducation:
Accrington Grammar School; Manchester University (mathematics); Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (1931). Part II Mathematical Tripos (1933); PhD (1936)
Career:
Research student under Sydney Goldstein (FRS 1937); Berry-Ramsey Research Fellow, King's College Cambridge (1936-1945); Lecturer in Mathematics, Cambridge University (1936-1949); California Institute of Technology (1937-1938); co-wrote, with Theodore von Karman (For Mem RS 1946) a paper proposing the 'Karman-Howarth relation'; served in the External Ballistics Department Ordnance Board (1939-1942) and the Armament Research Department (1942-1945); returned to Cambridge (1945); Fellow, St John's College, Cambridge (1945-1949); Professor of Applied Mathematics, Bristol University (1949-1964); Dean, Faculty of Science, Bristol University (1957-1960); Henry Overton Wills Professor of Mathematics and Head, Department of Mathematics (1964); retired (1976)
Honours:
OBE 1955
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election16/03/1950
Age at election38
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
Council: 1954-1956
RelationshipsMarried (1934) Eva Priestley; two sons
Royal Society codeNA7926
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1950/13Howarth, Leslie: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/64/58Referee's report by Geoffrey Ingram Taylor, on a paper 'On the solution of the Laminar Boundary Layer Equations' by Leslie Howarth[December 1937]
RR/70/143Referee's report by Ernest Frederick Relf, on a paper 'Concerning the effect of compressibility on laminar boundary layers and their separation' by Leslie Howarth1947
RR/70/144Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'Concerning the effect of compressibility on laminar boundary layers and their separation' by Leslie Howarth1947
IM/GA/WS/3879Howarth, Lesliend
RR/56/31Referee's report by Leonard Bairstow, on a paper 'On the calculation of the velocity and temperature distributions for flow along a flat plate' by Leslie Howarth[December 1935]
RR/56/29Referee's report by Leonard Bairstow, on a paper 'The theoretical determination of the lift coefficient for a thin elliptic cylinder' by Leslie Howarth[March 1935]
PB/1/33/2Correspondence concerning the Copley Medal of the Royal Society1956
RR/56/30Referee's report by Richard Vynne Southwell, on a paper 'On the calculation of the velocity and temperature distributions for flow along a flat plate' by Leslie Howarth4 December 1935
RR/64/79Referee's report by Louis Napoleon George Filon, on a paper 'On the statistical theory of isotropic turbulence' by Theodore von Karman and Leslie Howarth[March 1937]
RR/73/91Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'The decay of axisymmetric turbulence' by Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar19 May 1950
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