1914 - 2000

Frequency hopping communication

An incredible mind hidden by glamour and fame. Known for her acting, she is today admired for her inventions. 

Together with her colleague George Antheil, they invented a communication system aimed to guide crafts, like torpedoes, during the World War II. This spread spectrum system used frequency hopping to serve as a secret communication system.

This invention was a precursor for today’s communication systems, like WIFI and Bluetooth.

Not only her movies will last forever, but more importantly, her scientific legacy.

Written by: Enriqueta Vallejo-Yagüe.