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Biography

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Relationships

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Emanuel Ruben Piore

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Dates

July 19, 1908 – May 9, 2000

Authorized Form of Name

Piore, Emanuel Ruben, 1908-2000

Biography

Abstract

Emanuel Piore was Vice President and Chief Scientist, International Business Machines (IBM) (1965-1972). Other institutional affiliations included the United States Navy. His research interests included electronics; thermionic, photoelectris and seconday emission; composite surfaces; and metallic and solid states.

Important Dates

July 19, 1908Birth, Vilnius (Lithuania).

1930Obtained BA, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison (Wis.).

1935Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison (Wis.).

1935 – 1938Physicist, Electronic Research Laboratory, RCA Research Laboratories, Radio Corporation of America.

1938 – 1942Engineer-in-Charge, Television Laboratory, Columbia Broadcasting System.

1942 – 1948Senior Physicist, Bureau of Ships (1942-1944); Officer, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (1944-1946); Head, Electronics Branch, Office of Naval Research (1946-1947); and Director, Physical Sciences Division, Office of Naval Research (1947-1948), United States Navy.

1948 – 1949Director, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

1949 – 1954Deputy Director, Natural Sciences (1949-1951) and Chief Scientist (1951-1954), Office of Naval Research, United States Navy, Arlington (Va.).

1955 – 1956Vice President and Director of Research, Avco Manufacturing Corporation.

1956 – 1964Member, Board of Trustees, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

1956 – 1965Member, Naval Research Advisory Committee, United States Navy.

1956 – 1972Director of Research (1956-1961); Vice President, Research and Engineering (1960-1963); Member, Board of Directors (1962-1973); Vice President and Group Executive (1963-1965); and Vice President and Chief Scientist (1965-1972), International Business Machines (IBM), Yorktown Heights (N.Y.).

1959 – 1962Member, President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

1961 – 1972Member, National Science Board.

1963Member, National Academy of Sciences.

May 9, 2000Death, New York (N.Y.).

Occupation

Electromagnetic physicist.

Places

Birth

Vilnius (Lithuania)

Undergraduate Education

Madison (Wis.)

Graduate Education

Madison (Wis.)

Employment

Arlington (Va.)

Yorktown Heights (N.Y.)

Death

New York (N.Y.)

Subjects

Electromagnetic fields.

Electronics.

Science and industry.

Science and state.

Relationships

People

Family

Gilman, Jane, 1945-

Daughter.

Onek, Margot

Daughter.

Piore, Michael J.

Son.

Piore, Nora

Wife. Married in 1931.

Colleagues

Armstrong, J. A. (John A.)

Both employed at IBM.

Bardeen, John

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Beadle, George Wells, 1903-1989

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Branscomb, Lewis M., 1926-

Both employed at IBM.

Bronk, Detlev W. (Detlev Wulf), 1897-1975

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Brooks, Harvey

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Chance, Britton

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Chaudhari, Praveen, 1937-

Both employed at IBM.

Demuth, Joseph, 1946-

Both employed at IBM.

Doty, Paul M., 1920-2011

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Eastman, Dean E. (Dean Eric)

Both employed at IBM.

Fisk, James B. (James Brown), 1910-1981

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Fowler, Alan, 1928-

Both employed at IBM.

Garwin, Richard L.

Both employed by President's Science Advisory Committee.

Gilliland, Edwin Richard, 1909-1973

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Gutzwiller, M. C. (Martin C.)

Both employed at IBM.

Hornig, Donald F., 1920-2013

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Killian, James Rhyne, 1904-1988

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Kistiakowsky, George B. (George Bogdan), 1900-1982

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Loeb, Robert F. (Robert Frederick), 1895-1973

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Long, Franklin A., 1910-1999

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

MacLeod, Colin M. (Colin Munro), 1909-

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

McGroddy, James C.

Both employed at IBM.

Montroll, E. W.

Both employed at IBM.

Press, Frank, 1924-

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Purcell, Edward M.

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Rabi, I. I. (Isidor Isaac), 1898-1988

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Robertson, H. P. (Howard Percy), 1903-1961

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Sarachik, Myriam P.

Both employed at IBM.

Seaborg, Glenn T. (Glenn Theodore), 1912-1999

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Smith, Cyril Stanley, 1903-1992

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Stratton, Julius Adams, 1901-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Tukey, John W. (John Wilder), 1915-2000

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Weinberg, Alvin Martin, 1915-2006

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Weiss, Paul S.

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

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

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Zacharias, Jerrold Reinach, 1905-1986

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Zinn, Walter H. (Walter Henry), 1906-2000

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Additional

Gomory, Ralph E.

Herb, R. G. (Raymond George), 1908-1996

Lazarus, David, 1921-

Serber, R. (Robert)

Van Vleck, J. H. (John Hasbrouck), 1899-1980

Weber, J. (Joseph), 1919-2000

Institutions

Major Positions

Avco Corporation

Vice President and Director of Research.

Columbia Broadcasting System, inc.

Engineer-in-Charge, Television Laboratory.

IBM Research

Director of Research; Vice President, Research and Engineering; Vice President and Group Executive; Vice President and Chief Scientist; and Member, Board of Trustees.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Research Laboratory of Electronics

Director.

Radio Corporation of America

Physicist, Electronic Research Laboratory, RCA Research Laboratories.

United States. Navy

Senior Physicist, Bureau of Ships; Officer, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations; and Member, Naval Research Advisory Committee.

United States. Office of Naval Research

Head, Electronics Branch; Director, Physical Sciences Division; Deputy Director, Natural Sciences; and Chief Scientist.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

American Physical Society

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

National Science Board (U.S.)

Member.

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

United States. President's Science Advisory Committee

Member.

University of Wisconsin--Madison. Department of Physics

Obtained BA (1930) and PhD (1935).

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Member, Board of Trustees.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Development of science policy since World War II [sound recording] / 1976.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Emanuel Ruben Piore papers, circa 1918-1986.

Library

American Philosophical Society

105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Oral history interview with Emanuel Ruben Piore, 1977 March 7.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Science and engineering in a free society [sound recording] : A panel discussion presenting three points of view, 1960 September 29.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Sessions from 5th annual meeting of Corporate Associates [sound recording], 1962 September.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

The character of federally supported research in universities [sound recording] : a panel discussion, 1969 September 29.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

The effectiveness of scientific advice to government [sound recording] : a lecture series at the University of California, Santa Barbara / 1976.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Oral history interview with David Lazarus, 1981 December 4.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Joseph Weber, 1983 April 8.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Ralph Gomory, 2010 July 19.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

President's Science Advisory Committee records, 1957-1961.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Library

Abilene, KS 67410, USA

Wayne Treber Sproull response to early 1930s Ph.D.s Survey, 1980.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Science and academic life in transition / Emanuel Piore ; edited, with an introduction by Eli Ginzberg.