After the clip, the St Andrews-born presenter said: "Just in case you were wondering, yes Vladimir Zworykin
was indeed one of the early pioneers of television, but it was a Scotsman who actually first transmitted moving images in the 1920s."
From Finnish architect Alvar Aalto to Russian-American inventor of the kinescope Vladimir Zworykin
, this ten-volume set, edited by Gorman (Texas State U.), profiles approximately 1300 influential men and women of the 20th century in standardly-formatted alphabetical entries, each of which includes a brief summary of the individual's primary claim to fame; birth and (where applicable) death date and place; other names by which the individual was known; an essay describing the individual's early life, life's works, and significance; and a guide to further readings.
Television pioneers include Nipkow (Germany), Smith and Baird (UK), Tihanyi (Hungary), and Jenkins, Farnsworth, Zworykin
and Ives (U.S.).
Farusworth (Jimmi Simpson) and his team, allowing stymied, RCA-funded engineer Vladimir Zworykin
(Bruce McKenzie) to make the crucial breakthrough and RCA, after a legal battle, to claim the patent.
From American meteorologist Cleveland Abbe (1838-1916) to Russian-American physicist and electrical engineer Vladimir Zworykin
(1889-1982), this biographical encyclopedia profiles some 1000 scientists from all scientific disciplines--including anthropology, astronomy, biochemistry, biology, botany, chemistry, ecology, engineering, genetics, mathematics, medicine, microbiology, oceanography, physics, virology, and zoology--as far back as 600 BC.
Coming from an engineering background helped in the sense that I only got anxious when interviewing such luminaries as Vladimir Zworykin
or Peter Goldmark.
In 1945 Vladimir Zworykin
, an RCA engineer noted for his early work in television technology, promoted the idea that electronic computers could be used to process and analyze vast amounts of meteorological data, issue timely and highly accurate forecasts, study the sensitivity of weather systems to alterations of surface conditions and energy inputs, and eventually intervene in and control the weather and climate.
On its staff were such notables as: Joseph Slepian, renowned for his many contributions to the understanding of electrical discharge in gases; Trygve Yensen, responsible for important improvements in magnetic steels; Stephen Timoshenko, known as "the father of structural mechanics"; Ross Kilgore, a pioneer in microwaves: Vladimir Zworykin
, whose invention of the iconoscope was the key to modern television; Clint Hanna, Presidential medalist for the tank gun stabilizer; Stewart Way, important contributor to the American axial flow jet engine: Edward Condon early developer of quantum mechanics; William E.
1) Bell 2) Morse 3) Edison 4) Marconi 5) Zworykin
was a scientist who fled post-Bolshevik Russia, bringing his ideas for a new kind of television with him.
, the father of television, the link to Biography.com is wrong, as are all the links to this database that I checked.