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Stanford Robert Ovshinsky
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Stanford R. Ovshinsky, August 2005
Born (1922-11-24)November 24, 1922
Died October 17, 2012(2012-10-17) (aged 89)
Occupation American inventor, scientist, and entrepreneur
Spouse(s)
  • * Norma Rifkin (m. c. 1943 – c. 1959 (divorce))
    • Iris Ovshinsky (m. c. 1960–2006 (her death))
    • Rosa Young (m. c. 2007–2012 (his death))

Stanford Robert Ovshinsky (November 24, 1922 – October 17, 2012) was an American inventor and scientist. He had well over 400 patents over fifty years. Most of these were in the areas of energy and information. Many of his inventions have had many uses. Among the most important are:


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