Berkner, Lloyd

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Berkner, Lloyd Gender: M
Lloyd Viel Berkner
born on 1 February 1905 at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )
Place Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 43n02, 87w54
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 12°30' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 14°05 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 24°13'


American physicist and engineer noted as one of the inventors of the measuring device that since has become standard at ionospheric stations because it measures the height and electron density of the ionosphere. The data obtained in the worldwide net of such instruments were important for the developing theory of short wave radio propagation to which Berkner himself gave important contributions.

Later he investigated the development of the Earth's atmosphere. Since he needed data from the whole world, he proposed the International Geophysical Year in 1950. At that time, the IGY was the largest cooperative study of the Earth ever undertaken.

He wrote more than 100 papers and several books, including Rockets and Satellites (1958), Science in Space (1961), and The Scientific Age (1964). Berkner died on 4 June 1967 at age 62 in Washington, D.C.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 1967 (William Bowie Medal)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate (no. 1493).


  • Vocation : Engineer : Chemical
  • Vocation : Science : Chemistry
  • Vocation : Science : Geology
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Medals (William Bowie Medal)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator