“George Heilmeier Dies at 77; Was a Principal Developer of Liquid-Crystal Display Technology” in the Washington Post

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May 3, 2014 - Philadelphia, PA

Excerpted from an obituary by Martin Weil

George Heilmeier, one of the principal creators of the liquid-crystal display (LCD) technology that made it possible to hang television sets on walls and carry computers in coat pockets, died April 21 at a hospital in Plano, Tex., near Dallas. He was 77. . . . 

Others had studied the electro-optical properties of liquid crystals and had speculated on how the crystals could be used in a display, said Benjamin Gross, a historian of science whose doctoral thesis dealt with the development of LCD technology. Read More.

Benjamin Gross is a research fellow at CHF. 

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