Hello! I am Sounak, a 5th year BS-MS (Physics) student at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata, India. I am currently working on my MS project under the guidance of Prof. Nirmalya Ghosh, Department of Physical Sciences, exploring orbital angular momentum of light. My research interest lies in experimental optics, with special inclination towards nanophotonics and light-matter interactions. I am also interested in quantum optics, ultrafast photonics and optoelectronics, and eagerly want to explore these fields in the near future.
Other than my main areas of research in optics, I have worked on the following short-term projects during my coursework at IISER Kolkata:
Apart from Physics, I have a passion for art and photography. I have pursued a senior diploma in Art from Sarbabharatiya Sangeet-o-Sanskriti Parishad, West Bengal, India. I enjoy spending time alone sketching the myriad facets of my thoughts, or caputuring the world around, through the eyes of my camera. I have a special affinity towards street and portrait photography. I love shooting and editing videos as well. Extending the domain of art to the digital medium, I found my love in graphics and media designing. Sometimes, I work as a freelancer designing logos, posters, infographics, vector illustrations, icons and the like.
Besides all these, I love travelling. I have a keen desire to explore the world and tread the untrodden, gathering ethereal experiences in the ephemeral moments of life. I like watching movies that make people think. I like to express my thoughts through writing.
The following news articles feature my views on science related topics:
By PTI, New Delhi, Jul 23, 2019: As India's ambitious mission to the Moon successfully took to the skies on Monday, scientists across the country congratulated space agency ISRO and said it is a demonstration of the country's technological excellence, scientific potential and the spirit of exploration.
By Shakoor Rather, Lindau (Germany), Jul 3, 2019: As a large number of qualified Indians continue to go abroad for better opportunities, the country's generation-next scientists have urged the government to take immediate steps to stop this "brain drain".