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Dinesh Bharadia wins 2016 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar Award

Indian-born researcher Dinesh Bharadia (28) has won the prestigious 2016 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar Award for his contribution to radio waves.

He was chosen for the award for his contribution to send and receive radio (wireless) signals, including mobile telephony and data on the same channel (wave).

His duplex radio technology has disproved a long-held assumption that it is not possible for a radio to transmit and receive on the same frequency band because of the interference.

About Dinesh Bharadia

  • He hails from Ichalkarnji in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. Presently, he is a researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
  • A doctorate from Stanford University and is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh.

About Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar Award

  • The award is named after Nobel laureate Guglielmo Marconi who had invented radio.
  • It was instituted by his daughter Gioia Marconi Braga through an endowment in 1974. The award is equivalent of the Nobel Prize in science and technology domain.
  • The award is bestowed annually outstanding individuals whose scope of work and influence emulate the principle of ‘creativity in service to humanity’ that inspired Marconi.

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