Peder Oluf Pedersen

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Peder Oluf Pedersen
Born (1874-06-19)19 June 1874
Sig, Varde, Denmark
Died 30 August 1941(1941-08-30) (aged 67)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Residence Denmark
Nationality Danish
Fields Physicist
Institutions College of Advanced Technology
Alma mater College of Advanced Technology
Known for Wire recording, the arc converter (both in collaboration with Valdemar Poulsen)
Notable awards Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters Gold Medal (1907)
H. C. Ørsted Medal (1928)
IRE Medal of Honor (1930)
Spouse Maria Theodora Lihme (m. 1899)
Children Kai Oluf Pedersen (b. 1901)
Gunnar Pedersen (b. 1905)
Inger Margrethe Pedersen (b. 1909)

Peder Oluf Pedersen (19 June 1874 – 30 August 1941) was a Danish engineer and physicist. He is notable for his work on electrotechnology and his cooperation with Valdemar Poulsen on the developmental work on Wire recorders, which he called a telegraphone, and the arc converter known as the Poulsen Arc Transmitter.

Pedersen became a professor of telegraphy, telephony and radio in 1912.[1] He became principal of the College of Advanced Technology (Den Polytekniske Læreanstalt) in 1922, a title he held until his death. He was a Fellow of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and was a member of the British Institution of Electrical Engineers. In 1915 he became a Fellow of the Institute of Radio Engineers.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Biography from the IEEE History Center retrieved 2011 Sept 28

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