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Marconi Chair Vint Cerf on His 'Love Affair' With Tech and What’s Coming Next

The father of the internet looks back at the last 50 years and ahead to what faces IT When internet pioneer Vinton Cerf was 10, he was working on advanced math, and by the time he was 17, he was tinkering at programming at UCLA and beginning…

Marconi Fellow, Martin G. Hellman, Offers Advice to NYU Graduates - #NYU2017

Seventeen prominent NYU alumni offer words of wisdom to this year's graduating class. You're graduating. Congratulations! And then what?! It's totally normal to feel mixed emotions on Commencement Day, a milestone that marks both the culmination…
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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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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…
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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…

Marconi Society Board Member Andrea Goldsmith Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Science

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects 228 National and International Scholars, Artists, Philanthropists, and Business Leaders The 237th class of members includes philanthropist and singer-songwriter John Legend, award-winning actress…
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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…

Marconi Fellow Tim Berners-Lee Wins Prestigious Turing Award

CSAIL researcher honored for inventing the web and developing the protocols that spurred its global use. MIT Professor Tim Berners-Lee, the researcher who invented the World Wide Web and is one of the world’s most influential voices…