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Sidney Fernbach, American computer consultant.


Fernbach, Sidney was born on August 4, 1917 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Samuel and Bertha (Hager) Fernbach.


Bachelor, Temple University, Philadelphia, 1939; Master of Arts in Physics, Temple University, 1940; Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 1952.


Physicist, Frankford Arsenal, Philadelphia, 1940-1943; assistant instructor, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1943-1944; teaching assistant, University of California, Berkeley, 1946-1948; physicist, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, 52-79; head computer department, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, 1955-1975; head theoretical division, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, 1958-1968; deputy associate director, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, 1975-1979. Retired; retired, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory physicist, Stanford University, 1951-1952. Consultant Department Defense, Fort Meade, Maryland., 1971-1980, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, since 1980, Los Alamos National Laboratory, since 1985, Control Data Corporation, 1980-1987.


  • 1987: W. Wallace McDowell Award.


Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1944-1946. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Physical Society. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Richard E. Merwin award 1983, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Centennial award, 1984, McDowell award 1988, Citation of Honorary 1987), Society Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Sigma Xi.


Married Leona Irene Schloss, December 24, 1955. Children: Paul C., Barbara A.Batoog, Wendy S. Maloon.

Samuel Fernbach

Bertha (Hager) Fernbach

Leona Irene Schloss

Paul C. Fernbach

Wendy S. Maloon Fernbach

Barbara A.Batoog Fernbach