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Bernard M. Oliver (1919-1995), (aka Barney Oliver) was an eminent scientist having made important contributions in many fields including Radar, Television, and Computers. He was the founder and director of Hewlett Packard (HP) laboratories until his retirement in 1981. He is also a recognized pioneer in the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence (SETI). 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This long range radar antenna (approximately 40m (130ft) in diameter) rotates on a track to observe activities near the horizon. ... A computer is a device or machine for making calculations or controlling operations that are expressible in numerical or logical terms. ... The Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ), commonly known as HP, is a very large global company headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States. ... ... The SETI Institute has received limited telescope time at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. ...

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Early Years

Worked at Bell Labs Bell Telephone Laboratories or Bell Labs was originally the research and development arm of the United States Bell System, and was the premier corporate facility of its type, developing a range of revolutionary technologies from telephone switches to specialized coverings for telephone cables, to the transistor. ...


HP Labs

Founded HP Labs - Four Decades


Scientific Contributions

  • PCM
  • Desktop Computer
  • Handheld Calculator

Chairs, Foundations and Awards

National Medal of Science The National Medal of Science, also called the Presidential Medal of Science, is an honor given by the President of the United States to individuals in science and engineering who have made important contributions to the advancement of knowledge in the fields of behavioral and social... The National Medal of Science is an honor given by the President of the United States to individuals in science and engineering who have made important contributions to the advancement of knowledge in the following six fields, behavioral and social sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics. ...

See also

  • SETI
  • Meanings of asteroid names (2001-2500) - #2177

 
 

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