Innovations that changed the world

Innovations that changed the world

The Conquest of Light

Take a look back at the researchers and discoveries that revolutionized communications technology.


Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson show where they found evidence of the big bang.

George Smith and Willard Boyle work with a TV camera that contains a CCD.

Arthur Schalow and Charles Townes with a ruby maser amplifier for radio astronomy.

Eric Betzig and Rob Chichester demonstrate a technique for detecting and identifying single molecules.

Bjarne Stroustrup, inventor of C++ programming language.