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One Thing You Can Do to Help a Young Researcher's Career

Do you know an outstanding young researcher in networking and communications? Each year the Marconi Society, dedicated to furthering scientific achievements in communications and related technologies, searches the world for a diverse group…

Georgia Tech Named as One of the World’s Most Innovative Companies

Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Engineering, led by Marconi Society Board Member and George P. Imlay Jr. Dean of Computing Zvi Galil, has been named to Fast Company’s list of Most Innovative Companies in 2017 for its innovative…

Marconi Fellow and Board Member Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Marconi Fellow Whitfield Diffie and Board member Andrea Goldsmith have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Diffie, an advisor to Redwood City-based Black Ridge Technology, was honored for the invention of public key cryptography…

‘Father of the Cell Phone,’ 88, Still Bullish on Mobile

By Benny Evangelista, San Francisco Chronicle December 28, 2016 Martin “Marty” Cooper claimed his place in technology history 43 years ago when he demonstrated a handheld cellular phone. But back then, he didn’t grasp how fully the…

Irwin Jacobs: From Telecom Mogul to Salk Institute Leader

By Chris Emery, The San Diego Union-Tribune December 27, 2016 Irwin Jacobs recently stepped down as chairman of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, replaced by Gateway computer founder Ted Waitt. During Jacobs’ decade-long…
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Vinton G. Cerf to Lead Marconi Society

By Paula Reinman Internet pioneer to carry on Marconi’s legacy by recognizing major technology contributors, continuing support for promising researchers and promoting sustainable technology MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, November 17, 2016 The…
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In Memoriam: Marconi Fellow Robert N. Hall

By Paula Reinman 1989 Marconi Fellow, Robert N. Hall, passed away on November 7, 2016, in Schenectady, NY.  Dr. Hall developed the semiconductor laser that is used in all CD and CD-ROM units, laser printers and most fiber-optic communications…
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Is GPS In Danger? Scientific Luminaries to Discuss Conflicts and Consequences

By Paula Reinman The spectrum and security of the technology we rely on for everything from directions to wildlife tracking is at risk MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, October 26, 2016 The Marconi Society, dedicated to furthering scientific achievements…