Karl U. Ingard, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Physics, Emeritus

Professor of Physics, Emeritus
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Emeritus

In Memoriam: 1921 - August 21, 2014


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Area of Physics:

Condensed Matter Experiment

Research Interests


Biographical Sketch

Karl was born in Gothenburg, Sweden and he received electrical engineering degrees from Chalmers Institute of Technology in Gothenburg before moving to Cambridge, MA, with his bride, Doris Karlsson in 1947 where he received a PhD degree in physics from M.I.T. 1950. Uno remained at M.I.T. on the faculty for 41 years and retired in 1991 as a professor of both physics and aeronautics/astronautics. While at M.I.T. he supervised the theses of 150 students. During that time he wrote many books on acoustics, fluid dynamics, and noise control engineering and received numerous honors and awards for his work. In 1980 he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. As a young man, Uno excelled at track and was selected to be a member of the 1944 Swedish Olympic team. Karl "Uno" Ingard, 93, passed away on August 21, 2014 peacefully at home.

Selected Publications


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