Tihamér Nemes

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1895-1960. Research engineer at a telephone factory, dealt with theoretical problems.

In 1930 he invented the warm pump, which was able to mechanically raise the temperature of natural warmth. In 1930 applied for his first patent, for an ether organ. In 1932 he published the results of his experiments, which proved that a stroboscopic disc not only showed the number of swings it made, but also their Fourier constant. As early as 1935 he published an equation for calculating permanent magnets, and invented a typewriter that reacted to the human voice, automatically typing what it heard. His new frequency analysis device, a significant advance in light electronics, was completed and patented in 1942.

He experimented with television as early as 1930; in 1938 he applied for his first patent for a color television system. He participated in creating the first Hungarian picture and sound-making TV set.

In 1935 he invented a machine that was able to read and write letters. In connection with it he studied the speaking machine of Kempelen. This work contains some interesting approaches of him. He is considered as the forerunner of recognising and recording sounds. He observed the human body and with the help of this knowledge he created a machine that was able to record a speech. He also constructed a moving robot.

In 1949 he wrote a two-step program for mechanical solutions to chess problems, and at the same time, presented a finished plan for a chess machine. It was not built though.

He also worked on a logical device, which used rows of dots to show and automatically recognize the connection between the cause and effect, as well as good and bad.

His name is known for almost all students in Hungary who learn Information Technology at school because one of the most important national school contest in IT was named after Nemes Tihamér.

  • Tihamér Nemes, "Cybernetic Machines. Independent Automata - Animal Models", in: Peter Weibel (ed.): Beyond Art. A Third Culture.
  • Über momentane Frequenzanalyse von Lichtschwankungen mittelsrotierenden Scheiben (Archiv für Elektrotechnik, 1932)
  • Colour television with electrical colour filters (Television and Short-Wave World, 1939)
  • Mechanical solution of diophantic problems (Műegy. Közl. 1949)
  • The chessplaying machine (Acta Techn. Hung. 1951)
  • Logical machine for recognizing class and causal relations genetically (Acta Techn. Hung. 1953)
  • Tihamér Nemes, Kibernetikai gépek (posztumusz mű, Budapest, 1962; 'Kybernetische Maschinen', 1967; 'Cybernetic Machines', Gordon and Breach, New York, 1970)
  • Vajda Pál: Nagy magyar feltalálók, Budapest, 1958. [1]
  • Nemes Tihamér, Rádiótechnika, 1960.
  • Kép és Hangtechnika (részletes életrajzzal, 1960. 3. sz.)