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Reissner (Eric) papers
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The Reissner papers consist of more than 200 letters, many of them in German, written to Eric Reissner (1913-1996), a German-born mathematician. Correspondents include Reissner's father, Hans, a prominent German aeronatuical engineer whose avocation was mathematical physics; Bernhard Hermann Neumann, a German-born British-Australian mathematician who was a leading figure in group theory; William Prager, a German expert in the fields of vibrations, plasticity and the theory of structures; and many other prominent scientists as well as other friends of the Reissners. Reissner was born in Aachen, Germany on 1913 January 5 to aeronautical engineer Hans Reissner and his wife. The Reissners were at the center of a community of prominent German-born scientists who emigrated to the United States, leaving their German homeland behind in the years preceding World War II. Reissner was a mathematician whose work in applied mechanics helped broaden the theoretical understanding of how solid objects react under stress and led to advances in both civil and aerospace engineering.
Background
Eric Reissner (1913-1996) was born in Aachen, Germany on 1913 January 5 to aeronautical engineer Hans Reissner and his wife. The Reissners were at the center of a community of prominent German-born scientists who emigrated to the United States, leaving their German homeland behind in the years preceding World War II. Eric Reissner was a mathematician whose work in applied mechanics helped broaden the theoretical understanding of how solid objects react under stress and led to advances in both civil and aerospace engineering.
Extent
1.4 Linear Feet 2 boxes
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
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COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.