Rudolf Kompfner

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Birthday
16, 1909
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Dec 3, 1977 (68)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
16, 1909
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Dec 3, 1977 (68)

About

Engineer and physicist who invented the traveling-wave tube (TWT). He received the National Medal of Science in 1974 for his invention.

Before Fame

He was initially going to become an architect but had a love for electronics and physics.

Trivia

He was recruited to work for the British army during World War II on a secret microwave vacuum tube research program.

Family Life

He moved to England due to antisemitism and resided in Stanford, California until his death.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of fellow Austrian physicist Wolfgang Pauli.