Stanford R. Ovshinsky

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Stanford Robert Ovshinsky

Stanford R. Ovshinsky, August 2005
Born November 24, 1922(1922-11-24)
Akron, Ohio, U.S.A.
Died October 17, 2012(2012-10-17) (aged 89)
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, U.S.A.
Occupation American inventor, scientist, and entrepreneur
Spouse
    • Norma Rifkin (m. c. 1943 – c. 1959 (divorce))
    • Iris Ovshinsky (m. c. 1960–2006 (her death))
    • Rosa Young (m. c. 2007–2012 (his death))

Stanford Robert Ovshinsky (November 24, 1922 – October 17, 2012) was an American inventor and scientist.[1] He had well over 400 patents over fifty years. Most of these were in the areas of energy and information.[2] Many of his inventions have had many uses. Among the most important are:

References[change | edit source]

  1. Inventor, solar innovator Stanford R. Ovshinsky dies at 89
  2. Avery Cohn, "A Revolution Fueled by the Sun," Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies (Spring 2008): p. 22.
  3. "The Edison of our Age?" The Economist, December 2, 2006, pp. 33–34.
  4. Hellmut Fritzsche and Brian Schwartz, Stanford R. Ovshinsky: The Science and Technology of an American Genius (Singapore: World Scientific, 2008), p. 1.