Alfred Lee Loomis

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Alfred Lee Loomis

Birth
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 11 Aug 1975 (aged 87)
East Hampton, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 31359481 · View Source
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Chairman of the Microwave Committee of the National Defense Research Committee and selected MIT for the Radiation Lab or "Rad Lab" which he was responsible for naming.
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Alfred Lee Loomis (November 4, 1887 – August 11, 1975) was an American attorney, investment banker, philanthropist, scientist/physicist, inventor of the LORAN Long Range Navigation System, and a lifelong patron of scientific research. He established the Loomis Laboratory in Tuxedo Park, New York, and his role in the development of radar and the atomic bomb is considered vital to the Allied victory in World War II. He invented the Aberdeen Chronograph for measuring muzzle velocities, contributed significantly (perhaps critically, according to Luis Alvarez to the development of a ground-controlled approach technology for aircraft, and participated in preliminary meetings of the Manhattan Project. Loomis also made contributions to biological instrumentation. Working with Edmund Newton Harvey he co-invented the microscope centrifuge, and pioneered techniques for electroencephalography. In 1937, he discovered the sleep K-complex brainwave.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 31359481
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