atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
rise in public television broadcasting
transistor developed by Bell Labs as the first alternative to the vacuum tube
Wiesner with Dr. Y.W. Lee invents auto-correlator, a device used to decrease radar and radio noise
Soviets test an atomic bomb
North Korea invades South Korea
UNIVAC I, the first commercial computer, is delivered to the U.S. Bureau of the Census
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works at the Los Alamos Laboratory, New Mexico
becomes Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and begins research at RLE (Research Laboratory for Electronics), a group stemming from the wartime Radiation Laboratory
second son, Zachary Kurt Wiesner is born
becomes Associate Professor at MIT
receives President's Certificate of Merit, the nation's second highest civilian award for outstanding service to the country
third child, Elizabeth Ann Wiesner, is born
completes Ph.D. in electrical engineering at the University of Michigan
begins experiments on scatter propagation of radio waves
works on panels for U.S. government
joins American Academy of Arts and Sciences