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Encyclopedia > Bernard Oliver

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. ... The tower of a personal computer (specifically a Power Mac G5). ... 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. ...


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

  • In 2004 he was inducted into The National Inventors Hall of Fame. [1] (http://www.invent.org/hall_of_fame/1_3_0_induction_oliver.asp)
  • In 1997 the SETI Institute established a newly endowed position, the Bernard M. Oliver Chair. [2] (http://www.coseti.org/olivechr.htm)
  • Bernard Oliver Memorial Fund [3] (http://www.planetarysystems.org/oliver.html)
  • National Medal of Science, List of National Medal of Science winners, Engineering 1986

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...

See also

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

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Dr. Bernard M. Oliver (184 words)
The first letter I received from the late Barney Oliver as a result of contacting the NASA SETI Office at the Ames Research Center.
With it came a copy of what is now referred to as "The SETI Bible", otherwise known as The Project Cyclops Report.
Note that there is a secretarial error in this letter in that the actual date was January 9, 1991 - a common error to type the previous year during the early part of January.
Jeffrey Bernard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (449 words)
Jeffrey Bernard (May 27, 1932 - September 4, 1997) was a British journalist, notorious for a feckless and chaotic career and life of alcohol abuse.
Born in London, the son of Oliver Percy Bernard and Dora Hodges (1896-1950), an opera singer, he was the brother of Bruce Bonus Bernard.
Bernard apparently threatened to sue, leading to the sample being "removed" (by reducing the volume level to almost inaudible).
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