G. W. Pierce, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


G. W. Pierce

American physicist

Date of Birth: 11-Jan-1872

Place of Birth: Webberville, Texas, United States

Date of Death: 25-Aug-1956

Profession: physicist, inventor, university teacher

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About G. W. Pierce

  • George Washington Pierce (January 11, 1872 – August 25, 1956) was an American physicist.
  • He was a professor of physics at Harvard University and inventor in the development of electronic telecommunications. The son of a Texas cattle rancher, he distinguished himself in school at Taylor and in the University of Texas before beginning his enduring relationship with Harvard in 1898.
  • He wrote three innovative texts, many learned papers, and was assigned 53 patents.
  • The most notable is the single-stage crystal oscillator circuit, which became the touchstone of the electronics communication art.
  • Süsskind says that he was "an exceedingly warm and droll individual, much revered by his students."

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