• Born date: 1903-04-06
  • Born in: Fremont, Nebraska
  • Death date: 1990-01-04
  • Death in: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Harold Eugene Edgerton

For the police officer see Harry EdgertonHarold Eugene "Doc" Edgerton (April 6, 1903 – January 4, 1990) was a professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is largely credited with transforming the stroboscope from an obscure laboratory instrument into a common device. He also was deeply involved with the development of sonar and deep-sea photography, and his equipment was used by Jacques Cousteau in searches for shipwrecks and even the Loch Ness monster.