Tran Dai Ngia

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Tran Dai Ngia


Born Sept. 13,1913. Vietnamese scientist specializing in mechanics. Hero of Labor of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

From 1935 to 1945, Tran Dai Ngia lived in France, where he studied at the Higher School of Electrical Engineering, the Aeronautics Institute, and the Higher Construction School. From 1946 to 1954 he headed the artillery directorate of the People’s Army of Vietnam. He served as deputy minister of industry and commerce from 1950 to 1960 and minister of heavy industry from 1960 to 1962.

In 1965, Tran Dai Ngia became chairman of the State Committee for Science and Technology. His works deal chiefly with mechanics. Tran Dai Ngia became a foreign member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in 1966.

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