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Feb. 27, 2009

Where's Bob?

Where's Bob?

Where did university photographer Bob Elbert capture this bespectacled sculpture?


The terra cotta bust of John Vincent Atanasoff (sculpted by William Penland) is part of the university's Atanasoff historical display in the third-floor foyer of the Durham Center. The piece belongs to University Museums.

Physics and math professor Atanasoff, with his graduate student Clifford Berry, designed and built the world's first electronic digital computer at ISU from 1939 to 1942.