Archibald Low

Inventor, Author

1888 – 1956


Who was Archibald Low?

Archibald Montgomery Low was an English consulting engineer, research physicist and inventor, and author of more than 40 books.

Low has been called the "father of radio guidance systems" due to his pioneering work on guided rockets, planes and torpedoes. He was a pioneer in many fields though, often leading the way for others, but his lack of discipline meant he hardly ever saw a project through, being easily distracted by new ideas. If it weren't for this inability to see things to a conclusion, Low could well have been remembered as one of the great men of science. Many of his scientific contemporaries disliked him, due in part to his using the title Professor, which technically he wasn't entitled to do as he didn't occupy an academic chair. His love of the limelight and publicity probably also added to the dislike.

Archibald M. Low was one of the first forecasters of the concept of television in the early 1920s.

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Purley, London
Also known as
  • Archibald Montgomery Low
  • A. M. Low
  • United Kingdom
Sep 13, 1956
Resting place
Brompton Cemetery

on July 23, 2013


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