George Stibitz

George Robert Stibitz (April 30, 1904[1] – January 31, 1995)[2] was a Bell Labs researcher internationally recognized as one of the fathers of the modern digital computer. He was known for his work in the 1930s and 1940s on the realization of Boolean logic digital circuits using electromechanical relays as the switching element.

George Stibitz
Born(1904-04-30)April 30, 1904
DiedJanuary 31, 1995(1995-01-31) (aged 90)
Alma materCornell University
Union College
Denison University
AwardsHarry H. Goode Memorial Award (1965)
IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award (1977)

Stibitz was born in York, Pennsylvania. He received his bachelor's degree from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, his master's degree from Union College in 1927, and his Ph.D. in mathematical physics in 1930 from Cornell University.


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