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Showing posts with label Rocket Scientists. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rocket Scientists. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Gary Romberg, the Rocket Scientist behind NASCAR's 1970 Plymouth Superbird, Dies at 85


Gary Romberg, the Rocket Scientist behind NASCAR's 1970 Plymouth Superbird, Dies at 85


Article Excerpt: "... He worked at NASA throughout the 1960s, helping build America’s space program from postings in Huntsville, Alabama, and New Orleans. Romberg was instrumental in developing the Saturn B-1 booster that sent astronauts into outer space, including the first visit to the moon..."


Reference: www.autoweek.com

Monday, January 13, 2020

Quants: The Rocket Scientists of Wall Street

Note: A few savvy local rocket scientist from the Rocket City have transitioned to Wall Street realizing it is a gold mine for employment and pay. The early adopters with a strong mathematics skill-set as well as financial trading skills have found a home among fellow quants. They were once known as rocket scientist on Wall Street. When you sprinkle programming and code writing skills on the mix you now have a quant.


Quants: The Rocket Scientists of Wall Street


Article Excerpt: "...Clearly, "the right stuff" is required to be a quantitative analyst. It requires both the intellectual ability to master complex and abstract mathematical domains and a willingness to tackle challenges that can seem insurmountable, all under considerable pressure. It is something that only a select few are capable of. But that also doesn't mean that everyone who has the ability to be a quant should become one. The financial..."


Reference: www.investopedia.com

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Hermann Koelle, the Most Important German Rocket Scientist You’ve Probably Never Heard Of


Hermann Koelle, the Most Important German Rocket Scientist You’ve Probably Never Heard Of


Article Excerpt: "... Yet one of the most essential German members of the Saturn team—Heinz-Hermann Koelle—didn’t arrive with the original group captured by U.S. agents in 1945. He joined them in Huntsville, Alabama, almost a decade later, when work on the first American rockets was already well under way. That may account for the fact that very few people remember his name today ..."


Reference: www.airspacemag.com

Friday, February 10, 2012

Breeding Rocket Scientists in the Rocket City

How Huntsville Breeds Rocket Scientists


Article Excerpt: "...Tim Pickens is the kind of guy that gives Huntsville its nickname: Rocket City. The name was there before he was, derived from the city’s high concentration of NASA and military space projects. But Pickens’ decades of involvement in the city’s space industry ..."


Reference: www.theatlanticcities.com