Einstein and Bergman - Work in WW-II

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A friend of mine asked me this question
Did Einstein, as well as Bergmann, consult on underwater sound during WW II?
Does anyone know the answer?

Thanks

Pete
 

Njorl

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Einstein was instrumental in the founding of the National Defense Research Committee (NDRC). One of its first big projects was electronic discrimination of accoustic signals - probably for submarine detection. I don't recall Einstein doing any of the work though.

Who is Bergmann?

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"From 1941-1944, Professor Bergmann taught at Black Mountain College and at Lehigh University. From 1944-1947, he was engaged in war research on underwater sound at Columbia University and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution"

Nuts! I lost the site I cut this from.

Oh well, it's out there somewhere.

Njorl
 
Some more:

APS: 2003 Einstein Prize to Peter G. Bergmann Syracuse University (retired) --->
http://www.aps.org/praw/einstein/03winner1.html

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a result of searching:

Einstein, PA. 1975. Underwater sonic ray tracing in three dimensions. Journal of sound and vibration. 42 (4) pp503-508

Albert Einstein Medical Center
5501 Old York Rd
Philadelphia PA 19141

Just a coincidence?
 

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