In a segment going through the alphabet to spell out historic highlights, a row of TV screens appeared next to the letter T and a picture of Russian-American inventor and engineer Vladimir Zworykin
What major contribution to television did Vladimir Zworykin
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From Finnish architect Alvar Aalto to Russian-American inventor of the kinescope Vladimir Zworykin
, this ten-volume set, edited by Gorman (Texas State U.
Television pioneers include Nipkow (Germany), Smith and Baird (UK), Tihanyi (Hungary), and Jenkins, Farnsworth, Zworykin
and Ives (U.
From American meteorologist Cleveland Abbe (1838-1916) to Russian-American physicist and electrical engineer Vladimir Zworykin
(1889-1982), this biographical encyclopedia profiles some 1000 scientists from all scientific disciplines--including anthropology, astronomy, biochemistry, biology, botany, chemistry, ecology, engineering, genetics, mathematics, medicine, microbiology, oceanography, physics, virology, and zoology--as far back as 600 BC.
Coming from an engineering background helped in the sense that I only got anxious when interviewing such luminaries as Vladimir Zworykin
or Peter Goldmark.
On its staff were such notables as: Joseph Slepian, renowned for his many contributions to the understanding of electrical discharge in gases; Trygve Yensen, responsible for important improvements in magnetic steels; Stephen Timoshenko, known as "the father of structural mechanics"; Ross Kilgore, a pioneer in microwaves: Vladimir Zworykin
, whose invention of the iconoscope was the key to modern television; Clint Hanna, Presidential medalist for the tank gun stabilizer; Stewart Way, important contributor to the American axial flow jet engine: Edward Condon early developer of quantum mechanics; William E.
Samuel Slater, Andrew Carnegie, Leo Baekeland, Nicola Tesla, Vladimir Zworykin
- the number of foreign-born inventors and innovators who helped build America's technological leadership is striking.