Young Indian scientist bags NASA award

The Patna-born Saikat Guha has been selected for NASA award for his contribution to the National Space Programme and to the mission of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, US.

Working as a scientist with BBN Technolgies, USA, Saikat has been awarded the prestigious NASA Tech Brief Award for his paper, “Phase-conjugate receiver for Gaussian-state quantum illumination,” which was published in the NASA Tech Brief magazine recently.

A product of St Michael’s High School in Patna, Saikat completed his BTech in electrical engineering from IIT, Kanpur, and then a doctorate from MIT, USA. The letter issued by Dr Christopher H Jaggers, Awards Liaison Officer, NASA Space Act Awards, said that the Chairman, NASA Inventions and Contributions Board had selected Saikat Guha for the honour.

Son of former Principal of Patna Science College Dr SN Guha, Saikat had bagged the first prize at the National Children Science Congress in New Delhi in the section “sky observation,” when he was studying in Class IX.  The young scientist, who just turned 30 on July 3, will address an international conference on the subject in Brisbane (Australia) on July 19.  

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