Deadline for Marconi Prize Nominations

JANUARY 31, 2020

The Marconi Prize celebrates the innovators who create information and communications technology supporting digital inclusion.

Paul Baran Young Scholars are outstanding young scientists with exceptional capabilities and potential to build tomorrow’s digitally inclusive world.

The Celestini Program leverages the power of the Marconi Society to empower students from around the world to build tomorrow’s technologies to connect the next billion.

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In Memoriam Peter T. Kirstein: 1933-2020

Link to original article by Lawrence M. Fisher from ACM News. Peter T. Kirstein, a British computer scientist whose advocacy and technical contributions to computer networking helped establish and expand the Internet in Europe and other parts…

Marconi Fellow, Len Kleinrock, Elected to National Academy of Inventors

Four professors from the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering have been elected as fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. The organization announced its 2019 class of 168 fellows today. According to the academy, the honor recognizes…
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Opinion: 50 years ago, I helped invent the internet. How did it go so wrong?

By Leonard Kleinrock Link to the original article. When I was a young scientist working on the fledgling creation that came to be known as the internet, the ethos that defined the culture we were building was characterized by words…

Marconi Society Blog


20/20 Vision for a Successful 2020

Warm greetings for a very happy new year! By Samantha Schartman-Cycyk I am Samantha Schartman and I am thrilled to introduce myself as the Marconi Society’s new Executive Director. I cannot think of a better time to lead the Marconi…

Nominations for the 45th Marconi Prize Are Open

By John Cioffi What do legendary innovators like Sir Charles Kuen Kao, Vint Cerf, Paul Baran and Sir Arthur C. Clark have in common? Not only have they changed the lives of billions of people – they have been recognized with the Marconi…

Bound and Bricked: New Brand of Innovation Bridges Science and Engineering

More earth-like than any other planet in the solar system, Mars will almost certainly be inhabited by humans in the future. “Humans will absolutely be on Mars,” said NASA chief scientist Jim Green in USA TODAY. “And the first person…

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