Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-American actress, inventor, and film producer.
Besides her acclaimed and occasionally controversial roles in over 30 films, she was known for her contribution to various spread-spectrum techniques, which were later incorporated into Bluetooth technology and are similar to methods used in early versions of Wi-Fi. Together with George Antheil, she worked on several innovations which then found their way into patents and build the basis of many modern technologies.
Hedy was a creative thinker who actively engaged in the anti-war movement against the Nazi-regime, founded initiatives to support Austrian artists, and actively helped to rebuild the cultural life after the war. She was always interested in new things, combined an exceptional talent and mentality, and stood up for women by encouraging everyone to follow their dreams and try unconventional paths.
Many of the values she stood for are still highly relevant to society and also reflect the mentality we want to nourish in our Lamarr Security Research.
Like Hedy, we believe in equal rights, curiosity, a bright future, and an open-minded society.