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Tsien Hsue-shen (钱学森) died, aged 98

Tsien Hsue-shen, the father of the Chinese nuclear missile and space program, died yesterday.  He studied mechanics under von Karman.  Together, they wrote papers on the buckling of cylindrical shells.  A poignant biography of Tsien was written by Iris Chang. 


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Deep sorrow for the great loss. Some links from Caltech about Tsien's pass away and his unusual life. 

Li Han

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