Peter Carl Goldmark

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Peter Carl Goldmark

German-Hungarian engineer who, during his time with Columbia Records, was instrumental in developing the long-playing microgroove 33-1 add

Category: Sciences

Born in 1906.

Countries: United States (75%), Austria (13%), (13%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: CBS, RCA, Color television

Linked to: Columbia Records, Industrial Research Institute, Federal Communications Commission, Jews




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Peter Carl Goldmark was born in 1906 add something


Goldmark got his first exposure to television in 1926 while in graduate school in Vienna add something


In 1936, Goldmark joined CBS Laboratories, and one year later he became a naturalized citizen of the United States add something


Color television - In 1939, Hungarian engineer Peter Carl Goldmark introduced an electro-mechanical system while at CBS, which contained an Iconoscope sensor


In addition to his work on the LP record, Goldmark developed field-sequential color technology for color television while at CBS. The system, first demonstrated on August 29, 1940, and shown to the press on September 3 used a rapidly rotating color wheel that alternated transmission in red, green and blue add something


CBS - In the spring of 1940, CBS staff engineer Peter Goldmark devised a system for color television that CBS management hoped would leapfrog the network over NBC and its existing black-and-white RCA system


The LP was introduced by Columbia's Goddard Lieberson in 1948 add something


Lieberson was later president of Columbia Records from 1956–71 and 1973–75 add something


This futuristic home video playback device used reels of film stored in plastic cassettes to electronically store audio and video signals, and was first announced in 1967 add something


A B&W prototype was demonstrated in 1969 , but the invention floundered when it proved to be difficult and costly to manufacture add something


Goldmark was awarded the Elliott Cresson Medal in 1969 add something


Funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation in the early 1970s, the "New Rural Society Project" was housed at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Conn add something


Ironically, cameras using the color wheel system continued to be used for scientific research for several more decades, including the color lunar surface TV cameras during all the 1970s NASA Apollo moon landings add something


Approaching the mandatory company retirement age of 65, Goldmark left CBS Laboratories in 1971, and formed Goldmark Communications, where he pursued research on the use of communication technologies to provide services like teleconferencing and remote medical consultations to people in rural areas add something


In 1972, he was recognized for his leadership in the field of technology innovation by the Industrial Research Institute when presented with the illustrious IRI Medal add something

Peter Carl Goldmark died in 1977 add something


On November 22, 1977, President Jimmy Carter presented Goldmark with the National Medal of Science "For contributions to the development of the communication sciences for education, entertainment, culture and human service add something


Goldmark died in an automobile accident on December 7, 1977 in Westchester County, New York add something


However, Goldmark's vinyl long-playing records remained the standard in the music industry until the CD replaced the LP in the late 1980s add something