Person: Cherry (2), Colin
Colin Cherry was an English scientist who worked on electric circuits, telecommunication principles and the psychology of speech and hearing.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- After the war ended, Cherry was appointed as an assistant lecturer at Manchester University, a post he held for two years before being appointed as a lecturer at the Electrical Engineering Department at Imperial College, London, in 1947.
- In 1952 Cherry took sabbatical leave, which he spent at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States, working there with Norbert Wiener.
- Back in Imperial College, Cherry was awarded a D.Sc. in engineering in 1956, became a Reader in Telecommunication, then in 1958 became Henry Mark Pease Professor of Telecommunication.
- Some of Cherry's ideas were unusual.
- Cherry published over 100 papers, including numerous scientific papers on the theory of electric circuits, telecommunication principles and the psychology of speech and hearing, and he wrote several major books.
- Another major text by Cherry was World Communication: Threat or Promise published in 1971.
- Cherry decided to use the Fellowship for two main purposes.
- One was to sponsor a conference on 'The Foundations of Broadcasting Policy.' This was held in May 1980 at Leeds Castle in south-east England, about six months after Cherry's death.
- We quote here two passages from Cherry's Preface.
- Colin Cherry travelled widely, and lectured in more than 20 countries.
Born 23 June 1914, St Albans, England. Died 23 November 1979, London, England.
View full biography at MacTutor
Tags relevant for this person:
Thank you to the contributors under CC BY-SA 4.0!
Adapted from other CC BY-SA 4.0 Sources:
- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive