Google Founders Honored By Marconi Foundation
Google’s founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, who as Stanford graduate students successfully created the Google search engine, have been named the 2004 Fellows of the Marconi Foundation at Columbia University. The two award winners will join a select cadre of 32 of the world’s most influential communications technology pioneers who since 1975 have been awarded the honor named for Guglielmo Marconi, 1909 recipient of the Nobel Prize for pioneering wireless transmissions.
“Sergey Brin and Larry Page developed the Google search engine to better organize unprecedented amounts of information, efficiently respond to hundreds of millions of daily online queries, instantaneously return relevant results and reach users from around the world. These two talented men have brought a sense of order to the enormous scale of the World Wide Web,” according to Guglielmo Marconi’s grandson and Foundation chairman, Francesco Paresce Marconi.
“On behalf of Google, Larry and I are honored to be recipients of the Marconi Fellowships,” said Sergey Brin, co-founder and president, Technology, Google Inc. “This award affirms the value of Google’s mission, to organize the world’s information and make it widely accessible and useful.”
In 1995 Brin and Page developed the Internet application that has become an important tool for students seeking immediate homework help; for business professionals scanning the competitive landscape; for homemakers looking for a new twist on an old recipe; even for shoppers searching for bargains. Google’s innovative technology stems from the work of these two young men who tapped the power of the Internet for a worldwide community of people, who can share information, seek knowledge and communicate with ease.