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Ray Dolby

Dolby (left) being inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, 2004
Born Ray Milton Dolby
(1933-01-18)January 18, 1933
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Died September 12, 2013(2013-09-12) (aged 80)
San Francisco, California, U.S.

San Jose State University 1951–1952, 1955
Washington University, St. Louis 1953–1954
Stanford University, B.S.E.E., 1957
Pembroke College, Cambridge, Ph.D., 1961

Spouse(s) Dagmar Bäumert (m. 1966)

Tom Dolby
David Dolby

Engineering career
Discipline Electrical engineering, physics
Institutions Dolby Laboratories
Projects Dolby NR
Significant design Surround sound

National Medal of Technology (1997)
Honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire (1987)

Military career
Service/branch U.S. Army
Years of service early 1950s

Inventing is a skill that some people have and some people don't. But you can learn how to invent.
Ray Dolby
I think a lot of developments start with the desire of the developer to get what he really wants so that he can use it. It's not just the technical fascination or the business opportunity.
Ray Dolby