In his three-piece suit and neat goatee, Vinton G. Cerf hardly fits the wild-eyed, unkempt image of a brilliant scientist. But few inventors can hope to see their work so widely used. Cerf, the co-inventor of the Internet as a computer scientist at Stanford University, spoke at the Inventor of the Year award ceremony Tuesday in downtown Buffalo. Now reaching its 30th birthday, the Internet has grown far beyond what Cerf and co-inventor Robert E. Kahn imagined.
Co-inventor of the Internet working on interplanetary Web The Buffalo News
Witness to the Mars landing The Buffalo News
The successful landings of the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity in January were two of the biggest moments in the exploration of space in our time, and high school students were allowed to take part in this historic event through the Athena Student Intern Program. Teams of one teacher and two students from schools around the country were paired with scientists and flown to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California where mission control was stationed.
Offering NASA a hand The Buffalo News
John L. Crassidis once was a research fellow at NASA Goddard. Now he is a University at Buffalo professor trying to help prevent future catastrophes in space. The research that Crassidis, and his Ph.D. student Jong-Woo Kim are now wrapping up is headed to the NASA Johnson Space Center by the end of August.