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JMBC & Maryland

The JM Burgers Centre is named after Prof Jan M Burgers (1895-1981), who was professor of Aerodynamics and Hydrodynamics in Delft from 1918 until 1955. In 1955 he moved to the University of Maryland (USA), where he became a research professor at the Institute for Fluid Dynamics and Applied Mathematics. He remained active as professor emeritus until he died in 1981.

Burgers Program Maryland

Inspired by the intellectual heritage of Prof Jan M Burgers, the ‘Burgers Program Maryland’ was established, with the primary goal to enhance the quality and international visibility of the research and educational programmes in fluid dynamics at the University of Maryland, in partnership with the JMBC in The Netherlands. The initiative to this Program was taken by Profs Jan Sengers and Jim Wallace.

A description of the activities of the Burgers Program Maryland is given here.

JM Burgers (1895-1981)

A brief biography of JM Burgers has been composed by Prof. Jan Sengers, based on obituaries by WT Koiter (Jaarboek KNAW, 1981-1982) and Dorfman & Faller (Physics Today, 1982).
A highly readable (auto)biography of JM Burgers has been composed and edited by Prof. Jan Sengers (Burgers Program Maryland, USA) and Prof. Gijs Ooms (former scientific director JMBC).

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