White House Honors Scientist and ATS Supporter
Professor Solomon Golomb receiving his Honorary Doctorate at the Technion
Solomon Golomb, the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor of
Communications at the University of Southern California, will be awarded the
National Medal of Science in a White House ceremony (date to be announced). A gala will be held later that evening at The Ritz-Carlton in D.C.
Golomb, a Technion supporter, is a member of the ATS Western
Regional Board and of the Technion International Board of Governors. He has
been a guest lecturer at the Technion, and received a Technion Honorary
Doctorate in 2011.
Prof. Golomb has made profound contributions to mathematics
and engineering, particularly in interplanetary communications. Video images
from the Mars Rover Curiosity that made headlines this past summer owe a huge
debt to Golomb’s mathematical coding, as does the popular computer game Tetris.
To read the White House press release click here.