Tykociner Memorial Lectures

Joseph T. Tykociner was born in 1877 and educated in Poland. He worked with Marconi when the first trans-Atlantic wireless communication was achieved in 1902. From 1921 until his retirement in 1949 he was a Research Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering. He invented sound-on-film motion pictures, and first publicly demonstrated them on June 9, 1922, before a meeting of the Urbana Section of the American Institute of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (later IEEE). Neither Tykociner nor the University patented the invention and neither profited from it. He later developed a new science, the science of research, which he named Zetetics. His first book on zetetics was published in 1959.

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