Dr. Karl Nickel Horten Interviews

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2018.0058
Creators:
Nickel, Karl, Dr., 1924-2009
Dates:
2005
Languages:
English
This collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.08 Cubic feet
1 container.
Repository:
This collection consists of an five days of interview by Russell Lee with Dr. Karl Nickel, and his wife, Guinilde, who was the sister of Reimar and Walter Horten.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of an interview by Russell Lee with Dr. Karl Nickel, and his wife, Guinilde, who was the sister of Reimar and Walter Horten. The collection consists of five days of interviews [conducted October 4-8, 2005], recorded on eight cassette tapes, as well as Lee's handwritten notes for each tape. The interview discussed the Hortens and their swept-wing aircraft designs, and was used in Lee's 2011 book, Only the Wing: Reimar Horten's Epic Quest to Stabilize and Control the All-wing Aircraft .

Arrangement
Arrangement
Chronological order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Dr. Karl Nickel (1924-2009), best known for his work with interval mathematics computations, began his academic career with work on the solution of aerodynamic problems and boundary layer theory. During the 1940s, Nickel worked for Reimer and Walter Horten, the designers and builders of swept-wing aircraft, as a mathematician. Nickel also sampled the prone layout of the Horten III-f, which he flew in 1944. After World War II, Nickel received his Diploma in Mathematics from Gottingen University in 1948 and his Doctor of Mathematics from the Universities of Tubingen and Stuttgart in 1949. From 1951-1955 Nickel was employed in aircraft design in Argentina. In the mid-1950s, Nickel returned to Germany where he served as a professor of applied mathematics at the University of Karlsruhe and the University of Freiburg.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by [Archivist's name], YEAR.
Author
Patti Williams
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Russell Lee, Gift, 2018, NASM.2018.0058

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
Dr. Karl Nickel Horten Interviews, NASM.2018.0058, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Audiocassettes Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Horten III-f Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airplanes -- Wings, Swept-back Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Horten, Reimar, 1915-1993 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Horten, Walter, 1912-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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