Walter Kistler

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Walter P. Kistler
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DiedNovember 5, 2015
Alma materUniversity of Geneva, ETH Zurich
Known forMultiple inventions, Kistler Group
AwardsAlbert F. Sperry Award (issued by the ISA)
Aerospace Pioneer Award from the AIAA)
Scientific career
InstitutionsSwiss Locomotive and Machine Works, Bell Aircraft

Walter P. Kistler (1918 – November 5, 2015) was a Swiss-American physicist, inventor, and philanthropist. He was born in Biel, Switzerland. Kistler is a life member of the Swiss Physical Society and a member of AIAA and ISA, which presented him the Life Achievement Award in 2000.

He held patents on more than 50 inventions in the scientific and industrial instrumentation fields, and has published a number of papers published in scientific and trade journals.

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