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Beranek, Leo L. (Leo Leroy), 1914-2016
Oral history interview with Leo Beranek, 1989 February 26.
Topics discussed include: undergraduate studies at Cornell College, Iowa from 1932-1936 and graduate studies at Harvard University from 1936-1940; research on acoustics at Harvard with Frederick V. Hunt; teaching at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; formation of Bolt, Beranek and Newman in 1948; various consulting projects including United Nations General Assembly room, Cleveland wind tunnel, Lincoln Center concert hall, and San Diego concert hall; work as president of Channel 5 in Boston from 1972 to 1983; various research topics including electro-acousitcs, architectural acousitcs, acoustical impedance, aircraft acoustics, high altitude acoustics, community noise, and concert hall design.
Acoustician and authority on acoustical science. Co-founder of Bolt, Beranek and Newman Inc. of Cambridge, MA; president 1953-1969, director 1953-1983. Taught at Harvard, 1940-1946; Associate Professor of Communication Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1947-1959, and lecturer, 1959-1981. Fellow in American Physical Society, Acoustical Society of America, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Audio Engineering Society.
Beranek, Leo L. (Leo Leroy), 1914-2016
Hunt, Frederick V.
Acoustical Society of America
Bolt, Beranek, and Newman
Cleveland Wind Tunnel.
Cornell College.
Harvard University.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- Faculty.
San Diego Concert Hall
United Nations.
Acoustical engineering -- Research.
Aircraft -- Design and construction.
Architectural acoustics.
Community noise.
Concert halls -- Design.
High altitude acoustics.
Sound -- Research.
Television production and direction -- United States.
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Purcell, Jack, interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA