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

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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

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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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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Varèse, Edgard, 1883-1965. Correspondence with John R. Pierce, 1962-1965. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn JPL Advisory Council Membership Lists, 1979. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
referencedIn Michael S. Mahoney papers., 1923-2008 University of Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute. [cbi]
referencedIn System Development Foundation (Palo Alto, Calif.). System Development Foundation records, 1957-1993. Stanford University Libraries
creatorOf John R. Pierce papers, 1933-2002, 1960-2002 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Pierce, John R. (John Robinson), 1910-2002. Papers. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Olivia Mattis Collection, 1988-1990 Archive of Recorded Sound
creatorOf Pierce, John R. (John Robinson), 1910-2002. Papers, 1936-1976. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Shannon, Claude Elwood, 1916-2001. Claude Elwood Shannon papers, 1932-1995 (bulk 1938-1989). Library of Congress
creatorOf Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.). Office of the Director. JPL Executive Council Collection, 1960-1982. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
referencedIn Cutler, Cassius Chapin, 1914-. History of traveling wave tubes [videorecording] / Taped at Hughes Aircraft Co., Canoga Park, CA ; 1983 April 7. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Stanford University. Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics. Stanford University, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, records, 1967-2001. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Claude Elwood Shannon Papers, 1932-1995, (bulk 1938-1989) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Pierce, John R. (John Robinson), 1910-2002. John R. Pierce papers, 1933-2002 (inclusive), 1960-2002 (bulk). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn AT & T Archives. Archives. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Records of the U.S. Information Agency. 1900 - 2003. Audio Recordings. 1942 - 1999. SCIENCE INFORMATION EXPLOSION
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associatedWith AT & T Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Borroff, Marie. person
associatedWith Borroff, Marie. person
associatedWith Cutler, Cassius Chapin, 1914- person
associatedWith Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.). Office of the Director. corporateBody
associatedWith Mahoney, Michael S. (Michael Sean) person
associatedWith Mattis, Olivia person
correspondedWith Shannon, Claude Elwood, 1916-2001. person
associatedWith Stanford University. Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics. corporateBody
associatedWith System Development Foundation (Palo Alto, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Varèse, Edgard, 1883-1965. person
associatedWith Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946. person
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Subject
Science fiction, American
Telephone--Social aspects
Music--Acoustics and physics
Project Echo
OSCAR (Artificial satellite)
Space flight
Radio relay system
Artificial satellites in communication
Occupation
Electric engineers
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Birth 1910-03-27

Death 2002-04-02

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