The next time you zap your dinner in a microwave, say thank you to Robert N. Hall. During World War II, the inventor, born in 1919 in New Haven, worked on continuous wave magnetrons to jam enemy radar, which later led to the magnetron that operates most microwave ovens. Hall also invented the semiconductor laser in compact disc players.
Robert N. Hall
TriviaBy American Profile on June 5, 2005
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