Papers, ca. 1912-1980.


Papers, ca. 1912-1980.

Correspondence; drafts and manuscripts of articles, reports and addresses; research and lecture notes; information pertaining to professional meetings; materials relating to the Institute for Fluid Dynamics and Applied Mathematics (later known as the Institute for Physical Science and Technology [IPST] at the University of Maryland's College Park campus); reprints; photographs; and slides primarily document Burger's activities since his immigration to the United States in 1955. They reflect his academic work and interests (fluid dynamics, gas dynamics, plasma physics, shock waves, and related phenomena) as well as his curiosity about fields unrelated to his own. Major correspondents represented include Paul Ehrenfest, G. I. Taylor, Theodore von Kármán, and R. Von Mises.

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