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Harold Eugene Edgerton
Edgerton in 1963
|Born||April 6, 1903
|Died||January 4, 1990
|Alma mater||University of Nebraska-Lincoln (B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1925)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.S., Electrical Engineering, 1927; PhD, Electrical Engineering, 1931)
|Awards||SPIE Gold Medal (1981)|
|Institutions||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
Harold Eugene "Doc" Edgerton (April 6, 1903 – January 4, 1990), also known as Papa Flash, was a professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is largely credited with transforming the stroboscope from an obscure laboratory instrument into a common device. He also was deeply involved with the development of sonar and deep-sea photography, and his equipment was used by Jacques Cousteau in searches for shipwrecks and even the Loch Ness Monster.
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A 1936 picture of May Rogers Webster with hummingbirds
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