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 sibling, 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

I am a Physics Major with primary interests in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics. I have taken a wide array of courses in foundational and advanced Physics and Mathematics like Quantum Mechanics (Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced), Electrodynamics (Introductory, Intermediate), Statistical Mechanics (Introductory, Intermediate), Classical Mechanics (Introductory, Intermediate), Quantum Field Theory, Linear Algebra, Analysis (Real and Complex), Differential Geometry, Group Theory, Galois Theory, etc to name a few.

2015 - present


High School

Bhavans' G. K. Vidyamandir

I developed a penchant for science during this period. I also trained for olympiads and competitive programming and was selected for INOI. I was also selected in the prestigious national level merit test N.T.S.E. and was awarded the K.V.P.Y. Fellowship. I passed my senior secondary examinations with a 92% aggeagate score.

2013-2015


Projects Undertaken

“Parallelising lattice gauge simulations using OpenMP"

Under the supervision of Dr. Pushan Majumdar

I worked on parallelising Fortran code for lattice gauge simulations using OpenMP. I also learnt much of the theoretical background necessary.

Summer 2018

“Summer school on Quantum Information"

In association with Dr. Guruprasad Kar

We covered a lot of the key areas of Quantum Computation, including several algorithms for Cryptography, Searching, etc and also discussed germane theoretical aspects like entanglement and its properties, information entropy, etc.

Summer 2017

“Properties of oscillation in an isotropic force field"

In association with Dr. Ananda Dasgupta

We looked at the age old toy problem of a particle moving in a tunnel through the earth, with added complications like non-uniform densities, non-diametrical path, etc and discovered some striking features that still remain unexplained.

Summer 2016


Hobbies

Robotics and electronics

I am a robotics enthusiast, and I enjoy all aspects of it, from writing SLAM algorithms or image processing programs to designing and building robots that can climb stairs. I have also conducted introductory workshops on robotics and the arduino platform.


Sports

I have played in the Senior Division Men's Basketball league of my state. I have also represented my college team in Basketball, Volleyball and Athletics.


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.