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  • John Robinson Pierce, was an American engineer and author. He worked extensively in the fields of radio communication, microwave technology, computer music, psychoacoustics, and science fiction. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he earned his PhD from Caltech, and died in Palo Alto, California from complications of Parkinson's Disease.

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  • for their development of communication satellite technology
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  • For his outstanding contributions to communications theory, electron optics and travelling wave tubes, and for the analysis leading to world-wide radio communications using artificial earth satellites.
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  • "for his pioneering concrete proposals and the realization of satellite communication experiments, and for contributions in theory and design of traveling wave tubes and in electron beam optics essential to this success."

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