In recognition of World Radio Day, theTUNDRA is saluting Guglielmo Marconi, the Italian electric engineer widely credited as the inventor of the radio. Despite having no formal education in science, Marconi created the first functional radio transmitter in 1888, forever revolutionizing communication. Less than a decade later, Marconi founded the Wireless Telegraph & Signal Company in the United Kingdom, further contributing to the development of wireless communications. Marconi’s pioneering work in the early days of radio earned him the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics, an award he shared with German physicist Karl Ferdinand Braun.
“In the new era, thought itself will be transmitted by radio.” — Guglielmo Marconi —