The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Hans Wolfgang Liepmann
Professor of Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena,California 91125 USA
"For his invaluable contributions to the physical sciences and engineering and their impact on the national defense and for his important theoretical and experimental advances in the areas of laminar flow, instability and transition, turbulence, shock-wave boundary layer interaction, transonic flow, aerodynamic noise, magnetofluid dynamics, and the mechanics of liquid helium."
Presented by President Reagan at a White House Ceremony on March 12, 1986.