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Vannevar Bush, ca. 1940–44
|Died||June 28, 1974
Belmont, Massachusetts, United States
|Alma mater||Tufts College (B.S., M.S., 1913)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (D.Eng., 1916)
|Known for||National Science Foundation
|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)
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|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
Vannevar Bush (// 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.
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Cut away diagram of the proximity fuze Mark 53
Left to right: Vannevar Bush, James B. Conant, Major General Leslie Groves and Colonel Franklin Matthias at the Hanford Site in July 1945
Bush conceived the encyclopedia of the future as having a mesh of associative trails running through it, akin to hyperlinks, stored in a memex system.
Bush (left) with Harry S. Truman (center) and James B. Conant (right)
This inscription honoring Vannevar Bush is in the lobby of MIT's Building 13, which is named after him, and is the home of the Center for Materials Science and Engineering.
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