Tickets are still available for Heather Massie’s award winning show Hedy! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr.
Brought to Dublin by WITS Women in Technology and Science and Science Gallery Dublin, this free performance will take place on June 26th.
Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-born American film actress and inventor, recognised with inventing frequency-hopping technology in 1941 that became a precursor to the secure wi-fi, GPS and Bluetooth now used by billions of people around the world.
Known for her roles in the 1940s Oscar-nominated films ‘Algiers’ and ‘Sampson and Delilah’, Lamar was quoted as saying “The brains of people are more interesting than the looks I think”.
Lamarr’s greatest scientific triumph was intended for the US navy during the second world war, but is now used in modern wireless communication. Her “secret communication system” used “frequency hopping” to guide radio-controlled missiles underwater in a way that was undetectable by the enemy.
When: Tuesday, June 26th, 6-8pm
Where: Science Gallery, Dublin 2
What: ‘Hedy Lamarr, glamorous siren of the silver screen, was more than the most beautiful woman in the world. She invented Frequency Hopping and Spread Spectrum Technology that make the world of wireless communication tick. From Austria to Hollywood, WWII, torpedoes, ecstasy, and intrigue to the very cell phone in your pocket, she was there!’
To register your attendance go to www.eventbrite.com