Each day we bring you one stunning little glimpse of history in the form of a historical photograph. Enjoy!
Dr. William Shockley.
Wow, Nate, how did you do that?I would have figured Shockley would have been a rather obscure figure.PJM
Shockley invented the transistor, which was an enabler for the modern electronics revolution.Computers, cell phones, TV's . . . everything digital is enabled by the Shockley transistor.PJM
I wrote a paper on race and IQ while doing my MA work and I remembered seeing a photo of him when I was reading, so I just Googled, "stanford race iq scientist" and there was his photo again.
Nate,Yes, after inventing the transistor, and enabling the modern world of digital electronics, he did vere off into some controversial areas, suggesting perhaps not all DNA was a pristine as his own, and perhaps there was a need of more DNA like his in the gene pool, and a need of less from certain other people.PJM
Though not as quick as Nate I figured it out on a hunch based on the picture. I googled American physicist and found images of him. Turns out he was born in the UK.John
A very clever man and a Physics Nobel Prize winner. I recall reading somewhere he was heavily involved with radar during WW2.
Jim,Yes he worked on radar for the military. Radar was an early pre-cursor to modern electronics.PJM
Once again, it's roots and berries for the "victory" breakfast. Ya gotta get some tougher ones, PJM. RTD didn't even have to make a guess this time. KennyD
The Google image search on my iPhone correctly identified the picture as William B Shockley.We've come a long way, baby.