Pierce, John R. (John Robinson), 1910-2002

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1910-03-27
Death 2002-04-02
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Electrical engineer, musical acoustics.

From the description of Papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84491512

From the description of Papers, 1936-1976. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83715362

John R. Pierce earned all three of his degrees at the California Institute of Technology: B.S. in 1933, M.S. in 1934, and Ph.D. in 1936. He worked at Bell Telephone Laboratories from 1936 to 1971, where his work included electronic tubes, microwave communications, and psychoacoustics. After leaving Bell, he joined the faculty at the California Institute of Technology where he taught until 1980 and was a chief technologist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory from 1979 to 1982. In 1983 he became a visiting professor of music, emeritus, at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University. In addition to his scholarly work, Pierce wrote science fiction under the name of J. J. Coupling, as well as his own.

From the description of John R. Pierce papers, 1933-2002 (inclusive), 1960-2002 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754863814

Biographical/Historical Sketch

John R. Pierce earned all three of his degrees at the California Institute of Technology: B.S. in 1933, M.S. in 1934, and Ph.D. in 1936. He worked at Bell Telephone Laboratories from 1936 to 1971, where his work included electronic tubes, microwave communications, and psychoacoustics. After leaving Bell, he joined the faculty at the California Institute of Technology where he taught until 1980 and was a chief technologist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory from 1979 to 1982. In 1983 he became a visiting professor of music, emeritus, at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University. In addition to his scholarly work, Pierce wrote science fiction under the name of J. J. Coupling, as well as his own.

From the guide to the John R. Pierce papers, 1933-2002, 1960-2002, (Department of Special Collections and University Archives)

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Subjects:

  • Science fiction, American
  • Telephone--Social aspects
  • Music--Acoustics and physics
  • Project Echo
  • OSCAR (Artificial satellite)
  • Space flight
  • Radio relay system
  • Artificial satellites in communication

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  • Electric engineers

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