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Guglielmo Marconi



Guglielmo Marconi

The Leonardo da Vinci Society, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, will hold the second of 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.

Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937), inventor of wireless communications, is the first Italian scientist to be celebrated. Paola Tonelli, Cultural Chair of the Leonardo da Vinci, will speak about Marconi, one of the most influential figures in the history of modern technology.

Marco Pavone and Fabrizio Capobianco, two brilliant young Italian scientists will join us and describe their work and their achievements, both in Italy and in the Bay Area.

Marco Pavone’s areas of expertise lie in the fields of controls and robotics. He is Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University, where he also holds other appointments, besides being a Research Affiliate at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology.

Fabrizio Capobianco, a software engineering expert, is an Italian serial entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley. He is the founder and CEO of the sports social network and he also serves as President and Chairman of Funambol, a white-label “personal cloud” provider.


  • General Admission: $10
  • Members of the Leonardo da Vinci Society and of the Italian Cultural Institute: $5

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Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017

Time: At 6:30 pm

Organized by : Leonardo da Vinci Society

In collaboration with : Italian Cultural Institute

Entrance : With fee


Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco