A bit about me . . .

I was born and brought up in a small town in the Eastern part of India. I’ve had an innate passion for science and research. I moved to Kolkata for my Bachelors. I did my Masters in Physics at National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), India. I'm currently doing my graduate studies under Prof. Dave Toback at Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University (TAMU), USA. Apart from low-energy nuclear physics, I am also interested in searching particle properties Dark Matter, which makes ~27% of our Universe. I'm also involved in SuperCDMS collaboration, one of the leading direct Dark Matter Search experiment in the world. Learn more about my work by checking out my research projects. In my free time, I love to travel to explore the world around me. Also, I love to draw, listen to music or spending time with my friends!

 

Research

 

Dark Matter

There are various compelling astronomical evidence which indicate a huge amount of mass of our Universe is missing. Scientists have estimated that our Universe comprises  ~ 27 % dark matter while only 5% is the `visible' matter including all colossal galaxies. Dark matter (DM) doesn't interact with the electromagnetic radiation, which makes this to be invisible or `dark'. It is believed that DM particles are electrically neutral, self-collisionless and only interacts gravitationally. Most physicists believe that no standard model particles can be dark matter. Additionally, almost no interaction (might be in weak scale)  with the 'visible luminous' matter makes very difficult and challenging to detect strange DM particle(s) over last 30 years. Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) is the predilection of the community as dark matter candidates. People are trying to detect DM experimentally in a various way: direct search, indirect search and collider search. I'm now working on one of the leading direct dark matter search experiments in the world, Super Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (SuperCDMS) based in the USA. The next generation of SuperCDMS will be in SNOALB, Sudbury, Canada.


Contact Me

Thanks for your interest in my research. Get in touch with any questions or comments regarding my works. I’d love to hear from you.

Office: MPHY 470,

Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy,

Texas A&M University (TAMU),

College Station, TX, 77845

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