Edward Bennett (physicist)

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Edward Bennett was an American physicist, known from his early involvements in wireless transmission.

He obtained a Ph.D. in electrical engineering at the Western University of Pennsylvania (1897).[1][2] The work was on spark-gap transmitters, jointly with William Bradshaw and supervised by Reginald Fessenden. Working at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, he achieved fame in the history of broadcasting from his work with Dr. Earle M. Terry that led to the first transmissions of the WHA (AM) radio station (1914). He later headed the electrical engineering department.



  1. ^ Edward Bennett at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. ^ Tapan Sarkar, History of Wireless, p. 369. Wiley, 2006