John Robinson Pierce

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Birthday
27, 1910
Birthplace
Des Moines, IA
Death Date
Apr 2, 2002 (92)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
27, 1910
Birthplace
Des Moines, IA
Death Date
Apr 2, 2002 (92)

About

Engineer and author who helped create the concept of Pulse code modulation (PCM).

Before Fame

He worked at Bell Labs perfecting vacuum tubes, which led him to the work of Rudolf Kompfner.

Trivia

He taught electrical engineering at Cal Tech in 1970.

Family Life

He had two children with his wife. His son John became a science fiction editor.

Associated With

He was influenced by the work of Rudolf Kompfner.

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