Wolfgang Neise, renowned for his life-long contributions to advancing the state-of-the-art of the aeroacoustics of turbomachines, died on April 30, 2011 of cancer. He would have celebrated his 70th birthday on September 13, 2011.

As with many Berliners of his generation, Wolfgang’s studies began in a war-torn and divided Berlin. He completed his gymnasium studies in 1961 at the Georg-Herwegh-Schule and went on to complete his Diplom-Ingenieur at the Technische University in Berlin in 1967. His exceptional performance at the TU did not go unnoticed, and he was invited by the famous acoustician, Professor Lothar Cremer, to pursue Ph.D. studies under his supervision. It was at this time that Wolfgang joined the Hermann-Föttinger-Institut für Strömungstechnik, Technische Universität (Berlin) as a research fellow. This fortunate experience of being able to work side-by-side with established researchers at a renowned Institute provided Wolfgang with a stirring introduction to the world of scientific research,...

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