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Harold Eugene Edgerton
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Edgerton in 1963
Born April 6, 1903 (1903-04-06)
Died January 4, 1990(1990-01-04) (aged 86)
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Alma mater University of Nebraska-Lincoln (B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1925)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.S., Electrical Engineering, 1927; PhD, Electrical Engineering, 1931)
Known for Stroboscope
Awards SPIE Gold Medal (1981)
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Fields Engineering/photography
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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