MIT professor Harold Edgerton invented the strobe flash in the s If you could stop time, here is what you might see: a bullet being shot. Harold Edgerton, “Milk Drop Coronet,” Courtesy of Palm Press, Inc. The atria on the first floor of the Ransom Center are surrounded by. Dr. Harold “Doc” Edgerton (; MIT electrical engineering professor from the s until his death in ) turned the stroboscope into.

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Stopping Time: The Photographs of Harold Edgerton by Harold Eugene Edgerton

Mohammad Javad added it Oct 29, I am an engineer. Will marked it as to-read Apr 21, Share your thoughts with other customers. Robby marked it as to-read Nov 06, Edgerton was stopling if America’s most acclaimed scientists, kown not only for his high-speed flash photography but also for his lifelong explorations of underwater phenomena.

Flash was vital in giving enough light for these ‘slow’ films to capture moving objects. During World War II he developed a giant version of the electronic flash — that could be carried in the bomb bay of a modified bomber; he proved its worth to sceptical intelligence chiefs by illuminating the ancient edgeton of Stonehenge on a moonless light.

He also was deeply involved with the development of sonar and deep-sea photography, and his equipment was used ti,e Jacques Cousteau in searches for shipwrecks and even the Loch Ness monster.


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The Photographs of Harold Edgerton. But Edgerton took his pictures in the days of analogue, recording them on a motion picture camera converted to shoot at previously impossible speeds, and lighting egderton with an electric flash he invented himself.

Visit our Help Pages. By the time of his death at the age of 86, Edgerton had developed dozens of practical applications for stroboscopy, some that would influence the course of history.

View image of Egg-speriment Credit: During an experiment using a rudimentary computer, Edgerton found the overheating warning lights blinking at 60 times a second seemed to freeze the moving parts of its motor as if they were standing still. William rated it really liked it Oct 13, If you are sfopping seller for this product, would you like to suggest stopling through seller support?

The strides that Edgerton made in night aerial photography during World War II were instrumental to the success of the Normandy invasion and, for his contribution to the war effort, Doc was awarded the Medal of Freedom. Courtesy of Palm Press, Inc. Dan Zhang added it Jan 14, The Work of Harold Edgerton.

Edgerton created a stroboscopic light that contained a bulb full of an inert gas, initially mercury. Esther Vereda marked it as to-read Nov 03, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The windows offer visitors a hint of the cultural treasures to be discovered inside. He was taught how to use a camera by his uncle, and worked for a local power company before being accepted as a student at MIT.


The image, formed by the splash of a drop of milk, not only introduced the poetry of physics into popular culture, but forever altered the visual vocabulary of photography and science.

Harold Edgerton: The man who froze time

Photographic Techniques in the Nineteenth Century. Great product – Thanks! An inveterate problem-solver, Edgerton succeeded in photographing phenomena that were too bright or too dim or moved too quickly or too slowly to be captured with traditional photography.

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Stopping Time: The Photographs of Harold Edgerton

In the early days of his career, Edgerton’s subjects were motors, running water and drops splashing, bats and hummingbirds in flight, golfers and footballers in gime, his children at play. View image of Let there be light Credit: He taught at MIT for many years, and in the Edgerton Center, devoted to hands-on engineering and technical education, was named in his honor. Visit Harry Ransom Center.

Edgerton, who was still working when he died in at the age of 86, continued his photographic experiments throughout his academic and inventing career. Edgerton, an electrical engineer at MIT, greatly advanced photography in with his invention of the high-powered repeatable flashthe strobe.