Harold Edgerton (Harold Edgerton) (6.04.1903 - 4.01.1990) - American professor, photographer, inventor of the flash. In 1925, Harold graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with a bachelor of electrical engineering. In 1931, invented the electric flash for cameras. In the 50's and 60's the company Egerton photographed tests Atomic Energy Commission, the United States. A distinctive feature of photographs Egerton is the use of a series of flashes at set intervals, resulting in a picture looks like a series of sequential images.