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John Robinson Pierce Fast Facts
Birthday ***, 1910
Place of Birth Des Moines, Iowa
Death day April 2, 2002 (92 years old)
Zodiac Sign Aries
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John Robinson Pierce

John Robinson Pierce is an American engineer and author. He has worked in radio communications, microwave technology, computer music, psychology, and science fiction. On the sidelines of his professional career, he wrote science fiction over the years under various names: John Pierce, John R. Pierce and J. J. Coupling. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he received his doctorate from Caltech and died in Sunnyvale, California from complications of Parkinson's disease.

Born Des Moines, Iowa
Died April 2, 2002, Sunnyvale, California
Nationality American
Awards Stuart Ballantine Medal (1960), IEEE Edison Medal (1963), IEEE Medal of Honor (1975), Marconi Prize (1979), Japan Prize (1985)
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About John Robinson Pierce

Engineer and author who helped create the concept of Pulse code modulation (PCM).

John Robinson Pierce before fame

He worked at Bell Labs perfecting vacuum tubes, which led him to the work of Rudolf Kompfner.

Achievement of John Robinson Pierce

He taught electrical engineering at Cal Tech in 1970.

John Robinson Pierce family life

He had two children with his wife. His son John became a science fiction editor.

Associations of John Robinson Pierce

He was influenced by the work of Rudolf Kompfner.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About John Robinson Pierce

  • ALPAC Report - The ALPAC is a committee of seven scientists led by John R. Pierce, formed in 1964 by the US government to evaluate the advancement of general computational linguistics and machine translation. in particular.
  • Draper Award Winner
  • Lazing around on American soil
  • Recipients of the IEEE Medal of Honor
  • Engineer from New Jersey
  • Recipient of the IEEE Edison Medal
  • Bell Labs scientists
  • National science medal winner

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