Awards & Winners

John Vincent Atanasoff

Date of Birth 04-October-1903
Place of Birth Hamilton
(Madison County, New York, United States of America)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as John Atanasov
Profession Physicist, Inventor
John Vincent Atanasoff was an American physicist and inventor, best known for inventing the first electronic digital computer. Atanasoff invented the first electronic digital computer in the 1930s at Iowa State College. Challenges to his claim were resolved in 1973 when the Honeywell v. Sperry Rand lawsuit ruled that Atanasoff was the inventor of the computer. His special-purpose machine has come to be called the Atanasoff–Berry Computer.

Awards by John Vincent Atanasoff

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National Medal of Technology and Innovation
(For his invention of the electronic digital computer and for contributions toward the development of a technically trained U.S. work force.)