Roddam Narasimha

We announce with great sorrow that the distinguished fluid dynamicist Roddam Narasimha, a former member of the IUTAM Bureau (2000-2004), Congress Committee (1986-1994), and Symposia Panel for Fluid Mechanics (1984-2000), as well as a member (1982-1988), observer (1992-2000) and finally Member-at-Large (2008-2020) of the General Assembly of IUTAM, passed away on 14 December 2020. His research centered around transitional and turbulent flows, flows within shock waves, and fluid dynamics of the atmosphere. He was a prominent figure in aerospace science and was actively involved in aircraft design.

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