10 April 2013
Prof. Linda Doyle and Dr Tim Forde collaborated with RTE to produce a companion piece to the radio drama “What Next for Hedy Lamarr” by Joe O’Byrne.
Hedy Lamarr, known primarily as a 1930’s screen idol, also filed US Patent 2292387 on frequency hopping – a technology designed for radio-guidance of munitions that is now widely deployed in wireless communications.
As part of RTE drama’s Science Season entitled What is Life, Joe O’Byrne has written and directed a play on the life of Hedy Lamarr. It is accompanied by a companion piece exploring in greater depth the scientific aspects of Hedy Lamarr’s contribution to contemporary communications.
Download the companion piece here:
Download the full play here:
For more information on RTE’s Science Season see Drama on One