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C. L. "Kelly" Johnson Professor of Aeronautics, Emeritus, Director of GALCIT, Emeritus, Caltech

Hans G. Hornung received his bachelor (1960) and master (1962) degrees from the University of Melbourne and his Ph. D. degree (1965) in Aeronautics from Imperial College, London. He worked in the Aeronautical Research Laboratories, Melbourne (1962–63, and 1965–67), and in the Physics Department of the Australian National University (1967–80), with a sabbatical year as a Humboldt Fellow in Darmstadt, Germany, 1974. In 1980 he accepted an offer to head the Institute for Experimental Fluid Mechanics of the DLR in Goettingen, Germany, and came to GALCIT in 1987. He has made contributions in gasdynamics, notably Mach reflection and effects of dissociation, in separated flows, and in wind tunnel technology. He was elected as a foreign member to the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Science in 1991 and as a foreign associate to the National Academy of Engineering in 1997.

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