Author H. von Foerster
Heinz von Foerster was born in 1911. He studied physics at the Vienna Technical University. In 1944 he received a Ph.D. in physics at the University Breslau. After World War II he taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he he became professor for signal engineering in 1951 and professor for biophysics in 1962. Most importantly, from 1958 until his retirement in 1975 he was director of the Biological Computer Laboratory (BCL). There, he provided a fruitful platform for many cognitive scientists and constructivists. Heinz von Foerster died on 2 October 2002 in Pescadero, California.

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Ashby W. R., Foerster H. von & Walker C. C. (1962) Instability of Pulse Activity in a Net with Threshold. Nature 196: 561–562.
Babcock M. L., Holshouser D. F. & Foerster H. von (1953) Diode Characteristic of a Hollow Cathode. Physical Review 91(3): 755.
Bardmann T. & Foerster H. von (1997) Wir sind verdammt, frei zu sein! Ein Gespräch mit Heinz von Foerster. In: Bardmann T. M. (ed.) Zirkuläre Positionen: Konstruktivismus als praktische Theorie. Westdeutscher Verlag, Opladen: 49–56.
Bloom L. R. & Foerster H. von (1954) Ultra-High Frequency Beam Analyzer. Review of Scientific Instruments 25(7): 640–653.
Ernst E. W. & Foerster H. von (1954) Electron Bunches of Short Time Duration. Journal of Applied Physics 25: 674.
Ernst E. W. & Foerster H. von (1955) Time Dispersion of Secondary Electron Emission. Journal of Applied Physics 26: 781–782.
Foerster H. von (1943) Über das Leistungsproblem beim Klystron. Berichte der Lilienthal Gesellschaft für Luftfahrtforschung 155: 1–5.
Foerster H. von (1948) Das Gedächtnis: Eine quantenmechanische Untersuchung. F. Deuticke, Vienna.
Foerster H. von (1949) Cybernetics: Transactions of the Sixth Conference. Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, New York.
Foerster H. von (1949) Quantum Mechanical Theory of Memory. In: Cybernetics: Transactions of the Sixth Conference. Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, New York: 112–145.
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