William Higinbothamhe invented the first video game in 1958. aNd was an American physicist.A member of the team that developed the first nuclear bomb,he later became a leader in the nonproliferation movement.
Higinbotham was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and grew up in Caledonia, New York.His father was a minister in the Presbyterian Church. He earned his undergraduate degree from Williams College in 1932 and continued his studies at Cornell University. He worked on the radar system at MIT from 1941 to 1943.During World War II, he worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory and headed the lab's electronics group in the later years of the war, where his team developed electronics for the first nuclear bomb. His team created the bomb's ignition mechanism as well as measuring instruments for the device. Higinbotham also created the radar display for the experimental B-28 bomber.[