Abraham Robinson Aeronautical Papers

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0608
Creators:
Robinson, Abraham, 1918-1974
Dates:
1945-1956, 1968
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.2 Cubic Feet
(4 folders)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of his applied mathematical aeronautical papers from his time at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, and from his time at the College of Aeronautics, Cranfield. Most of the papers appear to be related to the British high speed flight research program.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Abraham Robinson (1918-1974), a gifted and versatile mathematician, was born in Waldenburg, Germany, and graduated from Hebrew University, Jerusalem, in 1939. That year he won a scholarship to Sorbonne where he continued his studies. World War II broke out soon after his arrival in France and Robinson escaped to England where he volunteered for the Free French Air Force. Robinson was soon released, however, and sent to the Royal Aircraft Establishment, where he become a Scientific Officer and achieved a reputation as an outstanding applied mathematician in the fields of aerodynamics and structures. After the war he received his Ph.D. from the University of London and became Deputy Head of the Department of Aerodynamics, College of Aeronautics, Cranfield. Robinson then moved to the field of pure mathematics and become a leader in the fields of mathematical logic and philosophy. He was a professor at the University of Toronto, Hebrew University, University of California, Los Angels, and Yale University. Robinson was elected posthumously to the National Academy of Sciences.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Renee Robinson, Gift, 1979, XXXX-0608, unknown

General
General
NASMrev

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Keywords
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High-speed aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Aeronautics -- Research Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Commercial Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Robinson, Abraham, 1918-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cranfield University (U.K.). College of Aeronautics Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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