Deepak Kumar Karan from Odisha has bagged the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA) Young Scientist Award for the year 2019 at Montreal, Canada recently.
This year such award was given to four persons, two from Russia, one from the UK and Deepak Karan from India. He is the first Indian to bag such a prestigious award.
Deepak was nominated for the award by International Symposium on Equatorial Aeronomy for his paper at the 15th International Symposium on Equatorial Aeronomy held at the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad from October 22 to 26 last year.
At present Deepak is working as a Research Associate in the NASA’s GOLD ( Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk) Mission to investigate Earth’s upper atmosphere. Now he is working at “Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics ( LASP), University of Colorado, Boulder in the USA.
Deepak, a very poor lad of Maniabandha village under Badamba block who hails from a poor labourer family, struggled a lot to achieve this.