Peder Oluf Pedersen

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.

Peder Oluf Pedersen
Born(1874-06-19)19 June 1874
Died30 August 1941(1941-08-30) (aged 67)
Alma materCollege of Advanced Technology
Known forWire recording, the arc converter (both in collaboration with Valdemar Poulsen)
Spouse(s)Maria Theodora Lihme (m. 1899)
ChildrenKai Oluf Pedersen (b. 1901)
Gunnar Pedersen (b. 1905)
Inger Margrethe Pedersen (b. 1909)
AwardsRoyal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters Gold Medal (1907)
H. C. Ørsted Medal (1928)
IRE Medal of Honor (1930)
Scientific career
InstitutionsCollege of Advanced Technology

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. ^ a b Biography from the IEEE History Center retrieved 2011 Sept 28

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