• The Marconi Society

    Supporting Scientific Achievements in Communications and the Internet that Significantly Benefit Mankind.

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  • 2016 Marconi Prize Winner

    Bradford Parkinson, honored for his technical leadership in the design and development of the Global Positioning System, will receive the award at a ceremony in Mountain View, California, on November 2, 2016.

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    Bradford Parkinson Marconi Prize 2016
  • Young Scholars Program

    The Paul Baran Young Scholars is a community of young scientists advancing the frontiers of telecommunications in emerging fields that are likely to be in the forefront of future applications.

  • Marconi Fellows

    Recipients of the Marconi Prize, designated Marconi Fellows, have contributed significantly to virtually every aspect of modern communications technology.


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Latest Marconi Event News

Marconi Technology and Entrepreneurship Symposium

Marconi Technology and Entrepreneurship Symposium

April 13, 2016, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Featuring a Student Poster Session and Talks From Startup Entrepreneurs The Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholars will be hosting a Technology and Entrepreneurship Symposium on April 13 in the LIDS…
Marconi Society Prize

2016 Marconi Awards Event

The 2016 Marconi Award Events will take place on November 1 and 2, 2016 in Palo Alto, California. Check back for updates.

Latest News Releases

Bradford Parkinson Marconi Prize 2016

Stanford Professor Bradford Parkinson, Father of GPS, to Receive the 2016 Marconi Prize

Mountain View, CA, May 16, 2016 Dr. Bradford Parkinson, a Stanford professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, will receive the 2016 Marconi Prize, a pinnacle honor in the field of information and communication science. The $100,000 prize,…
Marconi Award Nominations

Marconi Society Seeking 2017 Nominations

Marconi Society is Seeking Nominations for Its Two Awards Programs, the 2017 Marconi Prize and the 2016 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar Awards • Mountain View, CA • The $100,000 Marconi Prize is awarded annually to a living scientist…

Latest Marconi Blog Posts

GSP Satellite

We Need to Protect and Strengthen GPS, says Brad Parkinson, 2016 Marconi Fellow

Stanford Professor Emeritus Brad Parkinson has spent his life developing and improving GPS—an often uphill battle, but one he’s consistently won.  Now he worries that the global utility he’s spent almost his entire career building could…

Marconi Fellows Abound at the National Inventors Hall Of Fame

The Inventors Hall of Fame was founded in 1973—just a year before the Marconi Society—by the National Council of Patent Law Associations (now the National Council of Intellectual Property Law Associations) and the U.S. Patent and Trademark…

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