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Acoustics legend Leo Beranek passed away
Old 12th October 2016
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Acoustics legend Leo Beranek passed away

Leo Beranek died yesterday, Oct. 11 2016, at 102 years of age. A legend in the field, he pioneered many of things we take for granted in acoustics today. His firm, BBN (Bolt, Berankek, and Newman) lives on today as a part of Raytheon. I was fortunate to meet him on a couple of occasions and he was kind, gracious and wonderful to talk to. He will be missed.

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Old 12th October 2016
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A marvelous man. May he be creating new in sights to the sounds of heaven.

Old 16th October 2016
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R.I.P. L.B.!
Old 3rd November 2016
I think I have four of his books on my bookshelf. In addition to acoustics, BBN did some other interesting stuff. They once sold a high-speed computing engine for doing FFT's. They named it, appropriately enough the Butterfly. Mr. Beranek gave a well-attended keynote address at AES a few years ago.

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