Alan Blumlein biography

Alan Blumlein

Electrical engineer, Inventor

1903 – 1942

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Who was Alan Blumlein?

Alan Dower Blumlein was an English electronics engineer, notable for his many inventions in telecommunications, sound recording, stereo, television and radar. He received 128 patents and was considered as one of the most significant engineers and inventors of his time.

He died during World War II on 7 June 1942, aged 38, during the secret trial of an H2S airborne radar system then under development, when all on board the Halifax bomber he was flying in were killed when it crashed at Welsh Bicknor in Herefordshire.

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Born
Jun 29, 1903
Hampstead
Also known as
  • Alan Dower Blumlein
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Imperial College London
Died
Jun 7, 1942
London

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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