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Mon Mar 2, 2020, 02:54 PM

1. I read it- it's a great biography of both Lawrence and the early years of Big Science

I was amused to find out that Lawrence also invented and patented a TV picture tube:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromatron

The Chromatron is a color television cathode ray tube design invented by Nobel prize-winner Ernest Lawrence and developed commercially by Paramount Pictures, Sony, Litton Industries and others. The Chromatron offered brighter images than conventional color television systems using a shadow mask, but a host of development problems kept it from being widely used in spite of years of development. Sony eventually abandoned it in favor of their famous Trinitron system using an aperture grille.


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