Paul E. Ceruzzi

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Paul E. Ceruzzi
Alma materYale University, University of Kansas
Scientific career
FieldsAerospace electronics, computing, microelectronics, missile guidance & control[1]
InstitutionsSmithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

Paul E. Ceruzzi (born 1949) is curator emeritus at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.[2]


Ceruzzi received a BA from Yale University in 1970, and a PhD from the University of Kansas in 1981, both in American studies.[1] Before joining the National Air and Space Museum, he was a Fulbright scholar[3] in Hamburg, Germany, and taught History of Technology at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina.[4] Ceruzzi is the author and co-author of several books on the history of computing and aerospace technology. He has curated or assisted in the mounting of several exhibitions at NASM, including: Beyond the Limits - Flight Enters the Computer Age, The Global Positioning System - A New Constellation, Space Race, How Things Fly and the James McDonnell Space Hangar of the Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, at Dulles Airport.


  • Reckoners: The Prehistory of The Digital Computer (1983)
  • Beyond the Limits: Flight Enters the Computer Age (1989)
  • Landmarks in Digital Computing: A Smithsonian Pictorial History (with Peggy A. Kidwell, 1994)[5]
  • A History of Modern Computing (1998)
  • Ceruzzi, Paul E (May 2003). A History of Modern Computing (2nd ed.). MIT Press. pp. 445. ISBN 978-0-262-53203-7. [6]
  • Internet Alley: High Technology in Tysons Corner, 1945-2005 (2008).
  • Computing: A Concise History (2012)
  • GPS (2018)


  1. ^ a b "AERONAUTICS AND SPACE HISTORY RESEARCH STAFF". Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum. 18 June 2004. Retrieved 2009-04-12.
  2. ^ "Paul E. Ceruzzi - The MIT Press". Archived from the original on 2008-12-21. Retrieved 2009-04-11.
  3. ^ "Paul Ceruzzi: Links". Archived from the original on 2009-05-29. Retrieved 2009-04-12.
  4. ^ "2004 MAPLD International Conference: Paul Ceruzzi Biography". Retrieved 2009-04-12.
  5. ^ Reviews of Landmarks in Digital Computing:
  6. ^ " Paul E. Ceruzzi Books". Retrieved 2009-04-12.

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