Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Prof

Sad news, via Chris, The Prof has passed on aged 90.

I remember a distinguished yet approachable man with an enviably sunny disposition, and a false leg that made a curious hydraulic sound as he enthusiastically propelled himself about the department.

He probably deserved a more diligent student than me; I could never really summon much enthusiasm for the subtle beauty of laminar flow, though it may be telling that I still have my copy of Chemical Engineering Volume 1: Fluid Flow, Heat Transfer and Mass Transfer v. 1 (Chemical Engineering Series)

Here is an obituary from the Telegraph and a tribute from the Uni,
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