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Vannevar Bush
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Vannevar Bush, ca. 1940–44
Born (1890-03-11)March 11, 1890
Everett, Massachusetts, United States
Died June 28, 1974(1974-06-28) (aged 84)
Belmont, Massachusetts, United States
Nationality American
Alma mater Tufts College (B.S., M.S., 1913)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (D.Eng., 1916)
Known for National Science Foundation
Manhattan Project
Raytheon
Differential analyzer
Awards Edison Medal (1943)
Hoover Medal (1946)
Medal for Merit (1948)
IRI Medal (1949)
John Fritz Medal (1951)
John J. Carty Award (1953)
National Medal of Science (1963)
Atomic Pioneer Award (1970)
(more, see below)
Scientific career
Fields Electrical engineering
Institutions Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Carnegie Institution of Washington
Thesis Oscillating-current circuits; an extension of the theory of generalized angular velocities, with applications to the coupled circuit and the artificial transmission line (1916)
Doctoral advisor Dugald C. Jackson
Arthur Edwin Kennelly
Notable students Claude Shannon
Frederick Terman
Influenced Douglas Engelbart
Ted Nelson
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Vannevar Bush (/væˈnvɑːr/ van-NEE-var; March 11, 1890 – June 28, 1974) was an American engineer, inventor and science administrator. He is known in engineering for his work on analog computers, for founding Raytheon, and for the memex.

Bush died of pneumonia in Belmont, Massachusetts, aged 84.

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