• 1907 October 14
    (b.) -
    1980 May 18


Svoboda was born in Prague in 1907. Attending a series of schools, he studied at the College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering of Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU), from where he graduated in 1931. In that same year, he traveled to England briefly to study physics, but returned to Czechoslovakia to conduct research and study under V. Dolejska, who made very significant discoveries in X-ray spectrography. Dr. Svoboda was one of the most influential scientists[2] in the 20th century. His designs and influence can be felt in everything from the computer design of the Apollo program to the theory behind what became the Phalanx CIWS, from early work on computer modeling to innovative combinations of electrical engineering with logic design to make fault-tolerant computers.
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    1907 October 14
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    1980 May 18
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    Czech computer scientist and creator of fault-tolerant computer design
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