CONQUEST OF SPACE AND TIME : THE AIR
Edgar Bonsak Schieldrop C.E., D.Sc. ( March 8th, 1891 - June 12th, 1965 ) was born in Brooklyn, New York City ( New York, United States ). He grew up in Kristiansand ( Agder, Norway ) and Bergen ( Vestland, Norway ).
He was educated as a structural engineer at the Norwegian Technical College in Trondheim ( Trøndelag, Norway, 1910 - 1916 ), where he became the first chairman of the Student Society in Trondheim. From 1919, he was a lecturer in the fields of mechanics and mathematics in the same place.
Edgar B. Schieldrop studied in Paris ( France, 1920 - 1921 ) with Élie Cartan ( 1869 - 1951 ), among others, and in Berlin ( Germany, 1921 - 1922 ) with Albert Einstein ( 1879 - 1955 ) and Max Planck ( 1858 - 1947 ). From 1929 to 1961, he was professor of applied mathematics at the University of Oslo ( Østlandet, Norway ).
He wrote works on mechanics, hydrodynamics and relativity, perhaps most concerned with the formal aspects of mechanics and its axiomatic foundations. He was elected to the Norwegian Academy of Sciences in 1927 and to the Royal Norwegian Science Society in 1928.
He was extroverted and engaged in technological and other societal problems. He wrote good and widespread popular science books, and was known as a virtuoso lecturer and speaker. He served as chairman of the Polytechnic Association ( 1936 - 1941 ) and was chairman of the N.R.K. board in 1940.
As an engineer, Edgar B. Schieldrop was passionate about art's potential. He wrote :
" Today, the signal must sound like in Napoleon's days : boldness, boldness, and again boldness. The realist today must be a fantastic ! For a truly realist of our century, only the one who can, in his views, swing up to the height of the opportunity of the time ".
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