Ten Marconi Fellows Give their Perspectives on the Impact of COVID-19

Read what some of our Marconi Fellows have to say about the Impact of COVID-19

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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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Marconi Prize recipient, Andrea Goldsmith, on the future of wireless

Original Babbage podcast in The Economist This winner of this year’s Marconi Prize, Andrea Goldsmith of Stanford University, on her pioneering work in wireless communications technology (interview starts at 8:25).
Andrea J. Goldsmith, Marconi Prize Winner 2020

COVID-19 Has Laid Bare The Digital Divide—Meet The Technologist, And First Female Recipient Of The Marconi Prize, Intent On Solving It

Originally printed in Forbes From the library of her Menlo Park, California, home, Dr. Andrea Goldsmith, 55, holds up a brick of a mobile phone next to her later model iPhone to demonstrate the evolution from 1G technology. On Thursday, Goldsmith…

Connected Nation Podcast – 2020 Marconi Winner Andrea Goldsmith

On this edition of Connected Nation, we talk with Dr. Andrea Goldsmith, the first woman to be awarded the prestigious $100,000 Marconi Prize—dubbed the “Nobel Prize of Telecommunications.”  We discuss how her pioneering work has helped…

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Three Lessons We’ve Learned About Digital Inclusion From COVID-19

By Samantha Schartman-Cycyk Did you know that 43% of the world’s households cannot take advantage of the educational and economic benefits of Internet access? Geographic and demographic gaps in digital access create a divide between the haves…

Marconi Fellows explain how coronavirus will change our future

Link to original San Jose Mercury News article As the internet becomes our economic, educational and social window to the world, six innovators that built this critical technology give their thoughts on our post-pandemic future. These visionaries…
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The Imperative to Close the Digital Divide

By Robert Tkach Robert Tkach’s engineering work vastly increased the transmission speed and capacity of optical fiber systems which underlie our global communications networks. Tkach has been recognized with the Marconi Prize,…

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