Are you sure you know all these famous Hungarian inventors/scientists, and the things they invented? Let’s see!
The establisher of computer science can also be credited for the so-called Neumann principles, among which we find the completely electronic computer, the application of the binary system, and inner programme and data storing. He was also a scholar of economics, set theory, quantum mechanics, atom energy, and even philosophy.
Péter Károly Goldmark
Goldmark migrated to the USA, and after the war he finalised the colour TV operation, which was also used in space research. It was partly due to this contribution that people were able to follow the first walk on the Moon. He was the inventor of microgroove records, and with the help of the EVR-technology developed by him, televised image preservation became possible.
He developed the MCD floppy disc in Hungary. He patented it, but did not lengthen the patent period. IBM was the first company to show interest in the floppy, and they were soon to create their own 8 inch version. Later on, Japan also produced a floppy disc, which was mostly reminiscent of the original Jánosi floppy.
Although by now the Basic language, originally created for education, has become quite obsolete, it was once important in the world of computer science. Its inventor, János Kemény’s work played a major role in the 80s, in making PCs popular. In 1990, Basic lost its significance, but it lived on in other computing languages like Visual Basic.
World Telecommunications Day was first celebrated on 28 April 1997, the 100th anniversary of Tihanyi’s birth. He took his first steps towards founding a TV company as early as in 1945. We remember him for inventing the iconoscope, as well as for developing the modern high-resolution TV system. His flat-screen television, which he designed in 1939, was meant to be hanging on the wall.
When the telephone was first invented, there was no need for a call centre, and Puskás’ first idea, the telegraph centre was not supported by the stock market. Finally, it was the phone itself which motivated his visit to America, where he enjoyed the support of Edison for the concept of the call centre. The invention was soon realised and patented in the name of Charles Scribner.