“If necessity is the mother of invention, scientifically developed production is the mother of scientific research.” – Arthur Edwin Kennelly
Alumnus Tanmay Pani delivered the SAI Alumni Talk on Saturday, November 21, 2020. The talented boy from the Class of 2015 is presently pursuing PhD in Nuclear Physics at Rutgers University, USA. He has completed his BS-MS in Physics from NISER, Bhubaneswar.
Tanmay briefed the students on the significance of Scientific Research especially in Physics. He said ‘any scientific pursuit begins with a question and experiment is the truth no matter how strong the theory is’. His specialization is in Experimental Particle Physics or High Energy Nuclear Physics. His work mostly involves analyzing data from big collider experiments.
The brilliant outlined the process of undertaking a research work like asking a question, doing background research, constructing a hypothesis, testing with an experiment, if it matches with hypothesis then analyzing data and drawing conclusions. He also spoke doing research work at Brookhaven National Lab, which is home to seven Nobel Laureates and many more awardees.
Tanmay advised the young students to make friends with people of equal mindsets so as to make the journey of life more meaningful. He thanked SAI International School for helping him shape his personality and make him a confident learner. He praised the school for creating thinkers, who never shy away from asking questions. Founder and Mentor Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo recalled some cherished moments with Tanmay and said that the boy has always been a deep thinker and his interest in physics was evident from his school days. He blessed Tanmay for a glorious future.