About Me

Hello,

Two things motivate me to pursue this academic path, the joy of (re)discovery, i.e the momentary euphoria which follows when you truly understand something and its sibbling, the underlying beauty, oftentimes obfuscated in nature.

I enjoy challenging pursuits of all sorts. I love to debate, however quixotic the topic may be, because as they say, "There are no solutions, there are only trade-offs"-Thomas Sowell.

Best wishes,

Soumadeep Saha


Education

5 year Integrated BS-MS

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata

Currently taking courses in Physics and Mathematics. My primary interest lies in quantum mechanics and alied fields.

2015 - present


High School

Bhavans' G. K. Vidyamandir

My formal education started here. I developed a strong academic background, and learned essential life skills.

2002-2015


Projects Undertaken

“Properties of oscillation in an isotropic force field"

In association with Dr. Ananda Dasgupta

I have worked with Dr. Ananda Dasgupta (DPS, IISER Kolkata) on “Properties of oscillation in an isotropic force field”. The project is ongoing but is in its final stages.

Summer 2016

“Summer school on Quantum Information"

In association with Dr. Guruprasad Kar

I attended the summer school on Quantum Information under the tutelage of Dr. Guruprasad Kar (PAMU, ISI Kolkata). I acquired indepth knowledge of the foundations of Quantum Information here.

Summer 2017


Hobbies

Robotics and electronics

I have constructed several electronic gadgets and robots to solve problems in and around my house. I also took part in several robotics competitions. Although it takes up a lot of time and resources it's very rewarding.


Sports

I partake in many sporting activities like swimming, basketball, tennis, etc. I am part of my college athletics team.


Music, etc

I enjoy listening to a wide array of music, with the likes of Beethoven on one end to The Beatles on the other. I am a self-taught ukulele player. I also enjoy cooking, reading and a whole host of other activities.

Accolades

KVPY Fellow

2014 (SX)

Recipient of the prestigious KVPY fellowship awarded by DST, Govt. of India.

NTSE Scholar

2010

Recipient of the National Talent Search Examination scholarship.

92% marks in class XII

2015

Overall consistent performance with 92% score in class XII and 91.2% in class X.

Olympiads

2015

School topper for various Science olympiads. Selected for the Indian National Olympiad in Informatics.


Skills

Computers

Significantly skilled in several programming languages like C/C++, Python, etc. Good grasp of algorithms. Contributor to open source software platforms. Proficient in webdesign and media design (Photoshop, Premiere pro, etc).

Problem Solving skills

Good problem solving skills developed by competitive programming and training for math olympiads.