Edgar Tillyer

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Edgar Derry Tillyer
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Born(1881-12-07)December 7, 1881
DiedDecember 25, 1970(1970-12-25) (aged 89)
Alma mater
Known forLens design
Scientific career

Edgar Derry Tillyer (December 7, 1881 – December 25, 1970) was an astronomer, computer and lens designer who was the director of research at the American Optical Company. The Optical Society established an award for distinction in the field of vision which is named in his honor, as he was the first award winner in 1954.[1][2][3]

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  1. ^ "Dr. Edgar D. Tillyer, 89", The New York Times, 26 December 1970
  2. ^ Tim Tillyer (November 2004), "The Amazing Career of Optics Pioneer Edgar Derry Tillyer" (PDF), Optics & Photonics News, 15 (11): 18–21
  3. ^ Edgar D. Tillyer Award, The Optical Society