Today, International Women’s Day, at WiSTEM we are celebrating Jaime’s favourite woman in STEM….Hedy Lamarr!
Hedy Lamarr is Jaime’s favourite because she’s famous for being an actress but managed to invent on the side. A world class multitasker!
“Analysis gave me great freedom of emotions and fantastic confidence. I felt I had served my time as a puppet.”
At the start of the second world war Lamarr teamed up with a composer, George Antheil, to create a new radio guidence system. This system had to encorporate new techniques to make sure it didn’t run the risk of being jammed by enemy forces, so they used frequency hopping and spread spectrums. The technology that Lamarr and Antheil created is now the basis for WiFI, Bluetooth and CDMA! Not bad for a side career at all and she got added to the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014.