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Hermann Anton HausHerman Anton Haus
1925 - 2003

Hermann Anton Haus was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia. After attending the Technische Hochschule, Graz, and the Technische Hochschule, Wien, in Austria, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from Union College in Schenectady, New York in 1949. In 1951 he was graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and came to MIT, where he earned his Doctor of Science and was made an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering in 1954. Dr. Haus was promoted to Associate Professor in 1958, to Professor in 1962, and to Elihu Thomson Professor in 1973. In 1987, MIT conferred upon him the honor of Institute Professor. In 1995 he was awarded the National Medal of Science. In his over half century at RLE and MIT, he was a prolific contributor to emerging technologies in the field of optics and an extraordinary innovator and educator.


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