HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr
Category: Season 4
Tags: history, Hollywood, science
Heather Massie has always been fascinated by the sciences, especially astronomy and astrophysics. She studied at the University of Virginia and after graduation, began to gather details about the life of Hedy Lamarr in order to create a story that would honor Ms. Lamarr’s accomplishments and inspire young women to take an interest in the sciences.
In this lecture we learn the amazing story of Hedy Lamarr. At the height of her Hollywood career, actress Hedy was known as “the most beautiful woman in the world,” but she was always more interested in inventing than acting or fame. She fought Hollywood stereotypes so she could have her inventions recognized and developed. Her breakthrough ideas changed the world, some of which are the foundation for today’s wireless communications!