Who invented radio and when?
Who invented radio waves in the Victorian era?
- During the Victorian era Oliver Lodge (left) and Guglielmo Marconi (right) worked towards inventing radio communication. The discovery of radio waves ranks among the most astounding achievements of Victorian science, with far-reaching consequences that are still felt today.
What was the first person to predict radio waves?
- Maxwell’s prediction was confirmed in 1887 by the German physicist Heinrich Hertz, who – incredibly – dismissed radio waves as “of no use whatsoever”. Fortunately, other scientists saw potential in the mysterious waves that could travel through air, solid walls or the vacuum of space.
Who invented the first long distance radio system?
- In the mid 1890s, building on techniques physicists were using to study electromagnetic waves, Guglielmo Marconi developed the first apparatus for long distance radio communication.
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