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Last NameEdgerton    
Given NameHarold Eugene    
alt. NamesH. E. E. ;     
MarriageEsther May Garrett in 1928    
ChildrenMary Louise (1931-xxxx), William Eugene (1933-xxxx), Robert Frank (1935-xxxx)    
Year born1903 in Fremont, Nebraska, USA    
Year died1990    
Place of deathCambridge, Massachusetts, USA    
Father's occupationFrank Eugene Edgerton, direct descendant of Richard Edgerton, one of the founders of Norwich, Connecticut    
Relativesmother Mary Nettie Coe    
EducationBA in electrical engineering from Univ. Nebraska at Lincoln in 1925; S.M. in electrical engineering from MIT in 1927    
Country of ActivityUnited States of America    
Worked forJames R. Killian Jr. & H. E.: Flash! Seeing the Unseen by Ultra High-Speed Photography (Boston 1939) ; Moments of Vision (1979) ; Sonar Images (1986) ;    
PatronageMassachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT): prof.electr.eng. 1934; Atomic Energy Commission (photographing & recording nuclear explosions: 1950s & 1960s)    
Collaboratorslifelong association with photographer Gjon Mili, who used stroboscopic equipment, esp. multiple studio electronic flash units, to produce ultrashort photographs ; with Kenneth J. Germeshausen to do consulting work with different industrial clients ;    
Techniquesscientifical ultrashort time photographs    
Archival sourceshttp://edgerton-digital-collections.org/ ; see also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Eugene_Edgerton for further links & publ.    
Published sourcesAnn Thomas (ed.) :Beauty of another Order (Ottawa 1997: 182ff.) ; Stopping Time, a collection of H. E.'s photographs (New York 1987) ; Bruce, Roger R. (ed.), Douglas Collins, et al.: Seeing the unseen. Dr. H. E. & Wonders of Strobe Alley (Rochester, N.Y. 1994) ;     

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