The Marconi Society News

Changing Our Lives Forever: Marconi Fellow Marty Cooper and The First Cellphone Call

By Hana R. Alberts, New York Post Martin Cooper stood in front of the Hilton on Sixth Avenue, clutching an unwieldy hunk of beige plastic that weighed almost 3 pounds. He punched in a nine-digit number, then waited for a telephone 30 miles…

Marconi Fellow Brad Parkinson: A grave threat to GPS and GNSS

By Bradford Parkinson Vice-chair, U.S. PNT Advisory Board In the coming months, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may allow high-powered, ground-based, communication transmitters to broadcast at a frequency near GPS L1. U.S.…

Akamai Co-Founder Dr. Tom Leighton Wins 2018 Marconi Prize

Mountain View, CA, March 22, 2018 Pioneered Content Delivery Network Services Industry Dr. Frank Thomson “Tom” Leighton, who developed the algorithms now used to deliver trillions of content requests over the Internet every day, has…

In Search of Genius Featuring Marconi Chair Vint Cerf

From CBS News. How to account for a “stroke of genius”? How is it that lightbulb-like flashes of inspiration seem to have touched only a handful of people down through the centuries? That's the question Mo Rocca explores in our Cover…

Marconi Society Seeks Outstanding Young Researchers for Prestigious Award

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) Young Scholar Award nominations now open for researchers in the Internet and communications Do you know an outstanding young researcher focused on the Internet and communications? Each year the Marconi…

Marconi Fellows Arogyaswami Paulraj and Ronald Rivest Join The National Inventors Hall of Fame 2018 Class of Inductees

New Inductees and Contributions to Society to be Honored at May Event ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ Fifteen innovation pioneers whose inventions range from OLED displays to football's yellow "First and Ten Line" will be honored…

Young Scholars Wenhan Dai and Yuan Shen Show How to Make Wireless Localization More Accurate

A new theoretical analysis of wireless localization systems represents settings of a wireless network (yellow) and measurement error (purple) as three-dimensional spaces. The intersection of the two spaces defines the network’s optimal configuration.…
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Remembering Pål Spilling

By Vint Cerf It is with a heavy heart that I report to Internauts everywhere that one of the early pioneers of the ARPANET and Internet has passed away. Pål Spilling was at the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment (NDRE) at a time when…