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The Otto Laporte Award
was an annual award by the American Physical Society
The American Physical Society is the world's second largest organization of physicists, behind the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft. The Society publishes more than a dozen scientific journals, including the world renowned Physical Review and Physical Review Letters, and organizes more than 20...
(APS) to "recognize outstanding contributions to fluid dynamics
In physics, fluid dynamics is a sub-discipline of fluid mechanics that deals with fluid flow—the natural science of fluids in motion. It has several subdisciplines itself, including aerodynamics and hydrodynamics...
" and to honour Otto Laporte
Otto Laporte was a German-born American physicist who made contributions to quantum mechanics, electromagnetic wave propagation theory, spectroscopy, and fluid dynamics...
(1902–1971). It was established as the Otto Laporte Memorial Lectureship
by the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics in 1972, and became an APS award in 1985. The Otto Laporte Award was merged into the Fluid Dynamics Prize
The Fluid Dynamics Prize is a prize that has been awarded annually by the American Physical Society since 1979. The recipient is chosen for "outstanding achievement in fluid dynamics research". As of 2007 the prize is valued at $10,000. In 2004, the Otto Laporte Award—another APS award on fluid...
in 2004, in order to obtain one major prize in fluid dynamics by the APS.
- 2003: Norman J. Zabusky
- 2002: Andrea Prosperetti
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- 2001: John Kim
- 2000: Hassan Aref
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- 1999: Eli Reshotko
- 1998: David G. Crighton
- 1997: Marvin Emanuel Goldstein
- 1996: Donald Coles
- 1995: Katepalli R. Sreenivasan
- 1994: Philip G. Saffman
- 1993: Robert Kraichnan
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- 1992: William C. Reynolds
- 1991: Steven A. Orszag
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- 1990: Tony Maxworthy
- 1989: Chia-Shun Yih
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- 1988: Akiva M. Yaglom
- 1987: John Trevor Stuart
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- 1986: Milton Van Dyke
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- 1985: Hans W. Liepmann
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- 1984: Sir James Lighthill
- 1983: John W. Miles
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- 1982: Peter Wegener
- 1981: H. W. Emmons
- 1980: R. Byron Bird
- 1979: Stanley Corrsin
Stanley Corrsin was an American physicist, fluid dynamicist, and Theophilus Halley Smoot Professor of Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University. He was known for his contributions in the field of fluid dynamics in general and turbulence in particular. He was a recipient of Fluid Dynamics Prize...
- 1978: Cecil E. Leith, Jr.
- 1977: Y. C. Fung
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- 1976: George F. Carrier
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- 1975: Russell J. Donnelly
- 1974: J. M. Burgers
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- 1973: Chia C. Lin
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- 1972: Richard G. Fowler