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Calit2 Director Larry Smarr Wins Golden Goose Award

Dr. Larry Smarr

Dr. Larry Smarr

Larry Smarr has been awarded the Golden Goose Award. The award recognizes researchers whose federally funded research may not have seemed to have significant practical applications at the time it was conducted but has resulted in major economic or other benefits to society.

Dr. Smarr today is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, San Diego, and director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2).

The Golden Goose Award celebrates unexpected discoveries, and there’s no better example than the World Wide Web,” Rep. Cooper said. “The Web is one of humankind’s greatest accomplishments and is transforming our planet. Without the unanticipated consequences from Dr. Smarr’s research, we’d be trapped in an informational black hole. His success reminds us that we never know where science might lead.”

Dr. Smarr will receive his award at the third annual Golden Goose Awards ceremony in Washington, DC, on September 18, along with the other awardees to be announced later this year.

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