Guglielmo Marconi & His San Francisco Bay Area Connections

May 21, 2017 2079

BY: Catherine Accardi

There is a very good reason why, on May 11, the Leonardo da Vinci Society, in collaboration with the San Francisco Italian Cultural Institute, presented “Guglielmo Marconi-A Conference.” It was the second in a cycle of conferences celebrating Italian scientists who have made unique and stellar contributions to the world at large and have left their imprint in the San Francisco Bay Area.
It is no surprise to those of us who recognize and appreciate San Francisco’s many legacies, to hear that the City by the Bay has had its share of innovation throughout its centuries-old history, including that of Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937), inventor of wireless communications. Conference representative, Paola Tonelli, Cultural Chair of the da Vinci Society, spoke about Marconi, one of the most influential figures in the history of modern technology.

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