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Harold Eugene Edgerton

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Dates

April 6, 1903 – January 4, 1990

Authorized Form of Name

Edgerton, Harold Eugene, 1903-1990

Biography

Abstract

Harold E. Edgerton was Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1926-1990). Other institutional affiliations included the General Electric Company. His research interests included flash-light photography and underwater photography.

Important Dates

April 6, 1903Birth, Fremont (Neb.).

1925Obtained EE, University of Nebraska, Lincoln (Neb.).

1925 – 1926Member, Test Laboratory, General Electric Company.

1926 – 1990Instructor to Professor of Electrical Engineering (1926-1966); Institute Professor (1966-1968); and Institute Professor Emeritus (1966-1990), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1927Obtained SM, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1931Obtained ScD in Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1964Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1973Awarded National Medal of Science.

January 4, 1990Death, Cambridge (Mass.).

Occupation

Electrical engineer.

Places

Birth

Fremont (Neb.)

Undergraduate Education

Lincoln (Neb.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Cambridge (Mass.)

Death

Cambridge (Mass.)

Subjects

Electrical engineering.

Photography, Flash-light.

Sonar.

Underwater photography.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Bush, Vannevar, 1890-1974

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Coolidge, William David, 1873-1975

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Dresselhaus, M. S.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Haus, Hermann A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Hull, Albert Wallace, 1880-1966

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Langmuir, Irving, 1881-1957

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Low, Francis E. (Francis Eugene), 1921-2007

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Stever, H. Guyford

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Stratton, Julius Adams, 1901-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Townes, Charles H.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Wiesner, Jerome B. (Jerome Bert), 1915-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Additional

Dylla, H. F.

Institutions

Major Positions

General Electric Company. Research Laboratory

Member, Test Laboratory.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering

Obtained SM, PhD (Electrical Engineering), Instructor to Professor of Electrical Engineering; Institute Professor; and Institute Professor Emeritus.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

University of Nebraska -- Lincoln. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Obtained EE.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Harold E. Edgerton papers, 1889-1990.

Institute Archives and Special Collections

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

M.I.T. Libraries, Rm. 14N-118, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

Subject

Oral history interview with H. Frederick Dylla, 2010 October 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Subject

"Harold Eugene Edgerton: 1903-1990", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences

Harold E. Edgerton Physics Today obituary.