Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Herbert Reuben Grosch
Born: September 13, 1918, in Canada
Death: January 18, 2010 (Age: 92)
- Computer scientist, perhaps best known for Grosch's law, which he formulated in 1950.
- In 1945, he was hired by IBM to do backup calculations for the Manhattan Project.
- In 1951, he went on to work on project Whirlwind at MIT, and on other early computer projects at General Electric.
- Grosch is respected for discovering and describing the relationship between speed and cost of computers.
- Elements and Ephemeris of Delaporte Object (1936).
- Integration Orbit and Mean Elements of Jupiter's Eighth Satellite (1942).
- Ray Tracing with the IBM Selective Sequence Electronic Calculator (1949).
- A New Level of Instruction in Celestial Mechanics (1958).
Honors and awards
- Association for Computing Machinery Fellows Award (1995).