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Dudley A. Buck 1927 ~ 1959

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Curriculum Vitae

  • 1948 B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Washington
  • 1948 ~ 1950 United States Navy
  • 1950 ~ 1956 Research Assistant M.I.T. Research Laboratory for Electronics
    Buck worked with William Papian and Ken Olsen on magnetic core memory for the Whirlwind computer.
  • 1952  M.S. degree Electrical Engineering from M.I.T.
  • 1952  Address N.B.S Institute for Numerical Analysis on Ferroelectrics for Digital Information Storage and Switching.
  • 1956 ~ 1958 Instructor in E. E. , M.I.T.
  • 1957 Institute of Radio Engineers awarded Dr. Buck the Browder J. Thompson Memorial Prize for his paper on the development of the cryotron, the first miniature electronic device making use of superconductivity at extremely low temperatures.
  • 1958 Sc. D. degree from M.I.T.

Publications:

  • Binary Counting with Magnetic Cores 1951
  • "Ferroelectrics for Digital Information Storage and Switching"
    S.M. Thesis in Electrical Engineering, M.I.T. 1952
  • Nondestructive Sensing of Magnetic Cores 
    AIEE Trans. (Comm. and Electronics) 72, pp 822-830, Jan 1954
  • "Magnetic and Dielectric Amplifiers", a chapter in Dielectric Materials and Applications, edited by A. R. von Hippel, John Wiley and Sons, 1954
  • A Comparison of Metals and Ferrites for High-Speed Pulse Operation 
    AIEE Trans. 16, p. 631, Jan. 1955
  • The Cryotron -- A Superconductive Computer Component 
    IRE Proc., 44, No. 4, pp. 482-493, April 1956
  • A New Low Temperature Control Component
    Automatic Control 5: 20-24. August 1956
  • A Magnetically Controlled Gating Element
    Trans. of Eastern Joint Computer Conference, AIEE/IRE/ACM , December 1956
  • An Approach to Microminiature Printed Systems
    Proc. of Eastern Joint Computer Conference, AIEE / IRE December 1958

 

25 April 1927    born - San Francisco, California

1940 ~ 1944 Santa Barbara, California

1944 ~ 1948 University of Washington

1948 ~ 1950 OP-20-G Communications Supplemental Activities - Washington

1950 ~ 1959 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT list of  Dudley Buck publications for Project Whirlwind

The Ferroelectric Switch

Recognition Unit (content addressable memory) page 17 of BuWeps Project RM1004

February 1957 issue of  The Tech article on the Cryotron

 Eta Kappa Nu engineering society awarded Dr. Buck.  The Tech article November 1958

21 May 1959 died

Wilmington, Massachusetts high school students remember Dudley Buck.


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