Tony Maxworthy


Tony Maxworthy (born in May 1933 in Ealing; died 8 March 2013) was a British-American noted for work in geophysical fluid dynamics.[1] He had won the Fluid Dynamics Prize,[2] the Otto Laporte Award,[3] and others.

Tony Maxworthy
Born(1933-05-21)May 21, 1933
DiedMarch 8, 2013(2013-03-08) (aged 79)
Alma materImperial College London
Princeton University
Harvard University
Scientific career
FieldsFluid dynamics
InstitutionsJet Propulsion Laboratory
University of Southern California
ThesisFlame propagation in tubes (1960)
Doctoral advisorHoward Wilson Emmons

Maxworthy obtained his bachelor's degree from Imperial College London in 1954 and the Masters from Princeton University in 1955. For his PhD, he joined Harvard University and worked under the supervision of Howard Wilson Emmons, getting his degree in 1960. From 1960 to 1967, he worked in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and then joined University of Southern California, staying there until his death in 2013.


  1. ^ USC News obituary
  2. ^ 2011 Fluid Dynamics Prize Recipient Page for Tony Maxworthy
  3. ^ Otto Laporte Award page

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