In view of the earlier publication in this journal of a biography of Theodore von Kármán by Sears & Sears (1979), which referred to his years in Germany at Göttingen (1908 to 1912) and Aachen (1912 to 1930) and at the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology (GALCIT) from 1930 to 1952, we restrict our review here to his later years (from 1952 until his death in 1963). We also comment on his scientific legacy and identify representative institutions and outstanding workers whose research continues the von Kármán style of work in the general areas of aerothermochemistry and allied fields.

Keyword(s): aerothermochemistryAGARDIAA

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