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India-born researcher Dinesh Bharadia on 14 September 2016 was chosen for the prestigious Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar Award.
Bharadia was chosen for his contribution to send and receive radio (wireless) signals, including mobile telephony and data on the same channel. His research disproved a 150-years long assumption that it is not possible for a radio to receive and transmit on the same frequency band because of the interference that results.
Bharadia will receive the award at a ceremony in Mountain View, California, on 2 November 2016.
Who is Dinesh Bharadia?
• Dinesh Bharadia hails from Ichalkarnji in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra.
• He is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh.
• He obtained his doctorate from Stanford University.
• At present, he is a researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
About Marconi Society
• The Marconi Society is named after Nobel laureate Guglielmo Marconi, who invented radio.
• The Marconi Society awards annually outstanding individuals whose scope of work and influence emulate the principle of creativity in service to humanity.
• The Paul Baran Young Scholar Award is an equivalent of the Nobel Prize in science and technology domain.
• The award includes 4000 US dollar prize and expenses to attend its annual awards event.
• The Society also honours distinguished scientists with the 100000 US dollar Marconi Award and Fellowship for emulating the principle of creativity in service to humanity.
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