Nobel laureate and CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame member Dr. Joe Taylor, K1JT, was presented with a gold medal by the International Telecommunication Union after addressing attendees at WRC-12 in Geneva, Switzerland. Taylor, who shared the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering binary pulsars, has also made major contributions to amateur radio weak-signal communications.
According to the ARRL Letter, he was invited by ITU Secretary General Dr. Hamadoun Touré, HB9EHT, to speak about his vision of the future of radiocommunications. Touré then presented him with the gold medal in recognition of his contributions to research in radiocommunications.
(Watch and listen to K1JT's talk at <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F028RKkLefI>, or click on photo above.)