1906 Leeds/UK - 10.11.1984 Liverpool/UK
Louis Rosenhead was from 1933 to 1973 professor of mathematics at Liverpool University, where he served as the Pro-Vice-Chancellor from 1961 to 1965. In addition, he served from 1939 to 1967 as a Member in various governmental and scientific committees. He was elected Commander of the Order of the British Empire OBE and was decorated Life Governor of the Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa in 1978. Rosenhead was also a Fellow of the Royal Society from 1946.
Rosenhead was one of the collaborators of Modern developments in fluid dynamics, published in 1938 by Sydney Goldstein (1903-1989), summarizing the findings up to the 1930s in this branch of applied mathematics, thus corresponding to a work expanding earlier developments of Horace Lamb (1849-1934). He had previously contributed to the knowledge of the von Karman vortex street and in 1934 had translated the classic text of Oskar Tietjens (1893-1971) on Prandtl's Lecture notes. Rosenhead was a collaborator of the six volumes work Aerodynamic theory by Durand published in 1936. In 1963 he presented his Laminar boundary layers, a review of the boundary layer theory from the beginnings of Ludwig Prandtl (1875-1953) in 1904 until the early 1960s. He therein made an account of their development, structure and stability in incompressible fluids.
Anonymous (1956). Louis Rosenhead. Zeitschrift für Flugwissenschaften 4(5/6): 162. P Goldstein, S. (1938). Modern developments in fluid dynamics. Clarendon Press: Oxford. Poggendorff, J.C. (1936). Rosenhead, Louis. Biographisch-Literarisches Handwörterbuch 6: 2220; 7b: 4495-4496; 8: 2081. Verlag Chemie: Leipzig, with bibliography.
Rosenhead, L. (1930). Recent investigations into the Karman Street of vorticity in a channel of finite breadth. Vorträge aus dem Gebiete der Aerodynamik und verwandter Gebiete: 80-87, Gilles, L. Hopf, T. von Kárman, eds. Springer: Berlin. Rosenhead, L., Simpson, J.H. (1936). Note on the velocity distribution in the wake behind a flat plate placed along a stream. Proc. Cambridge Philosophical Society 32: 285-291.
Rosenhead, L. (1963). Laminar boundary layers: An account of the development, structure and stability of laminar boundary layers in incompressible fluids, together with a description of the associated experimental techniques. Clarendon Press: Oxford.
Stuart, J.T. (1986). Louis Rosenhead. Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 32: 407-420. P
Tietjens, O.G. (1934). Fundamentals of hydroand aeromechanics based on the lectures of L. Prandtl. McGraw-Hill: New York, L. Rosenhead, translation.

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