Leonard Reiffel was born on September 30, 1927, in Chicago and died on April 15, 2017.
He was an American physicist, author, and educator.
He was an electrical engineering student for a number of years before entering into research fields; he has since collaborated with Enrico Fermi, Carl Sagan and members of Operation Paperclip.
He also worked for NASA and the Illinois Institute of Technology, and has won a Peabody Award for his work on the radio program The World Tomorrow.
Reiffel’s experience with broadcasting led him to invent the telestrator as a visual aid for his programming; Reiffel currently holds over fifty different patents for his inventions.
Leonard Reiffel passed away at 89 years old.