Awarded the Marconi Prize in 1978
"To honor notable contributions to the field of communications, both in scientific/technological sense and in terms of human participation"
Presented by: HIH Prince Hitachi at the Japan Academy, Tokyo
While at Imperial College in the early 1950's, Professor Cherry helped lay much of the foundation of modern information theory. Later, Professor Cherry explored and wrote about the totality of the concept of communications, its technology, its human dimension, its social significance, and its power to influence economic development.