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Wegener, Peter P., 1917-2008

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Personal name headingWegener, Peter P., 1917-2008
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Birth date1917-08-29
Death date2008-09-13
Found inLC data base, 8-13-90 (hdg.: Wegener, Peter P., 1917- ; usage: Peter P. Wegener)
YaleNews, Sept. 26, 2008 (Peter P. Wegener, the Harold Hodgkinson Professor Emeritus and former chair of the Department of Engineering and Applied Science at Yale, died on Sept. 13 at the age of 91. Wegener played a role in the development of hypersonic wind tunnels and gas lasers, and led an effort at Yale to promote interdisciplinary understanding between the humanities and the sciences. Born Aug. 29, 1917, in Berlin, Germany, he was the son of the famous German actor Paul Wegener and the Czechoslovakian actress Lyda Salmanova)