• 2017 Paul Baran Young Scholars

    Accepting nominations through June 30, 2017

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    Marconi Society Young Scholars
  • Marconi Society Chair

    Internet Pioneer Vint Cerf to Chair Marconi Society

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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

Upcoming Events

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Paul Baran Young Scholar Award

Recognizing outstanding young scientists and engineers who have demonstrated exceptional capabilities and potential.

Marconi Prize

Honoring individuals who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of communications.

Marconi Society Events

Visit Us at the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The 45th Annual Induction Ceremony The Greatest Celebration of American Innovation is an annual black-tie event hosted in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and many other sponsoring organizations. Here we honor and…

The 4th Annual Brooklyn 5G Summit

Fourth Annual Brooklyn 5G Summit, April 19 – 21, 2017. Join global industry leaders and some of the most influential researchers in wireless via live streaming at the April 19-21 to explore the next generation of wireless, 5G. The fourth…

Marconi Society News

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DSL Pioneer and Marconi Fellow, John Cioffi, Describes Terabit Future

By Rick Merritt SAN JOSE, Calif. – At a time when carriers are pondering an expensive shift from copper cables to optical fibers, a pioneer of digital subscriber lines is proposing a novel upgrade that someday could deliver terabit data rates. In…
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Marconi Fellow, Martin D. Hellman: Let's Reconsider Russia

By Dorothie and Martin Hellman.  Moving beyond fear, anger and hate. RUSSIA’S 8,000 NUCLEAR WEAPONS make it the nation most capable of destroying us, and the poor state of Russian-American relations makes that risk larger than it needs to…

Brooklyn 5G Summit Showcases Advanced Research and Technology Fueling 5G Wireless Drive To Commercial Reality

From Presswire.com Leaders in wireless, automotive, academia, and government will gather at the annual Brooklyn 5G Summit April 19-21, 2017 to explore how close the industry is to deploying commercial products and services for the next-generation…

Marconi Society Blog

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The Internet’s Next Frontier: Getting Better at Getting Better Together

By Paula Reinman Coauthored by Mei Lin Fung Mei Lin Fung’s work is defined by her heritage, starting with her great-great grandfather who escaped famine in China by accepting indentured servitude in return for his passage British Guyana…
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How the Wireless Revolution Will Make a Better World

By Paula Reinman Co-authored by Marty Cooper 44 years ago this month, cell phone pioneer and 2013 Marconi Fellow, Marty Cooper, made the world’s first call from a mobile phone and fundamentally changed the way we communicate by recognizing…
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Starving in the Land of Plenty: The True Story of Consumer Bandwidth

By John Cioffi Co-authored by Hatti Hamlin Why is it that we’re surrounded by bandwidth - with a few gigabits per second going through our bodies at any one time between cell, Wi-Fi, and TV services - and yet we have trouble streaming…

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