Marconi Prize

The Marconi Prize is an annual award recognizing advancements in communications awarded by the Marconi Foundation. The Prize includes a $100,000 honorarium and a work of sculpture, and honorees are called Marconi Fellows. The Society and Prize are named in honor of Guglielmo Marconi, a Nobel laureate and one of the of pioneers of radio.

Past winners of the Prize include Lawrence E. Page and Sergey Brin for the development of Google, Tim Berners-Lee for the World Wide Web, Charles K. Kao for developing fiber-optic communications, and Martin Hellman and Whitfield Diffie for the Diffie-Hellman key exchange.

The Marconi Prize winners:

  • 1975: James Rhyne Killian
  • 1976: Hiroshi Inose
  • 1977: Arthur Leonard Schawlow
  • 1978: Edward Colin Cherry
  • 1979: John Robinson Pierce
  • 1980: Yash Pal
  • 1981: Seymour Papert
  • 1982: Arthur C. Clarke
  • 1983: Francesco Carassa
  • 1984: Eric Albert Ash
  • 1985: Charles Kuen Kao
  • 1986: Leonard Kleinrock
  • 1987: Robert Wendell Lucky
  • 1988: Federico Faggin
  • 1989: Robert N. Hall
  • 1990: Andrew J. Viterbi
  • 1991: Paul Baran
  • 1992: James L. Flanagan
  • 1993: Izuo Hayashi
  • 1994: Robert E. Kahn
  • 1995: Jacob Ziv
  • 1996: Gottfried Ungerboeck
  • 1997: G. David Forney, Jr.
  • 1998: Vinton G. Cerf
  • 1999: James L. Massey
  • 2000: Martin Hellman and Whitfield Diffie
  • 2001: Herwig Kogelnik and Allan Snyder
  • 2002: Tim Berners-Lee
  • 2003: Robert Metcalfe and Robert G. Gallager
  • 2004: Sergey Brin and Lawrence Page
  • 2005: Claude Berrou
  • 2006: John M. Cioffi
  • 2007: Ronald L. Rivest
  • 2008: David N Payne
  • 2009: Andrew Chraplyvy and Robert Tkach
  • 2010: Charles Geschke and John Warnock
  • 2011: Jack Wolf and Irwin M. Jacobs
  • 2012: Henry Samueli

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