* 08.01.1912 in New York City, USA; † 19.01.1998 in Iowa City, Iowa, USA
4th Georg Weinblum Memorial Lecture (1981/82)
Interactions between Viscosity and Ship Waves
Professor Louis Landweber was born in 1912 in New York. He studied at the City College of New York and earned his B.Sc. degree in Physics in 1932. Afterwards, he began working at the U.S. Experimental Model Basin at Washington Navy Yard. When the David Taylor Model Basin was built in 1940 in Carderock near Washington, he was already head of a small group of researchers, which was then expanded into the Hydrodynamics Division. While being head of this department, he received a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland and also gave lectures.
In 1954, he became a professor at the Institute of Hydraulic Research at the University of Iowa, where he educated numerous well known scientists. He has published more than hundred papers on ship hydrodynamics – most of them on theoretical works, but often also on experiments and experimental techniques. In 1978, he gave the David T. Taylor Lectures at the Naval Ship Research and Development Center.
Louis Landweber died in 1998 in Iowa City.
[–] Wikipedia entry for Louis Landweber
[The short biography is taken from the invitation letter for the Georg Weinblum Memorial Lecture held by Louis Landweber. Some slight modifications have been made when deemed necessary.]