"An experiment is a question which science poses to Nature, and a measurement is the recording of Nature’s answer."

- Max Planck

I am currently an associate scientist in the SQMS division at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Illinois, USA. My project is focused on developing efficient quantum hardware and protocols using 3D multi-cell SRF cavities.

I did my Ph.D. in physics from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India in the Department of Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science. I worked at the Quantum Measurement and Control Laboratory (QuMaC Lab) under the supervision of Dr. R. Vijayaraghavan. My thesis work was focused on two topics - 1) development of a novel architecture using multimode superconducting circuits for building a fully programmable quantum processor and 2) development of a broadband Josephson parametric amplifier using impedance engineering. I am from Siliguri, a beautiful city under the foothills of the Himalayas. After finishing my schooling in Siliguri, I moved to Kolkata and joined Jadavpur University for undergraduate studies. After the completion of B.Sc. in Physics, I joined TIFR as an integrated Ph.D. student.

During my postdoctoral work in the group of Prof. David Schuster at the University of Chicago, my main focus was on implementing autonomous error correction using transmon qubits. We also developed a two-qutrit quantum processor and demonstrated two stages Grover's search. My other projects involved the realization of fast gates for a heavy Fluxonium, another potential qubit candidate for superconducting systems, finding a deterministic Grover search algorithm, and performing multi-qubit tomography in the presence of strong ZZ coupling.

I love physics because it provides the “knowledge of nature”. Nature is full of mysteries and we humans try to solve them; sometimes to understand the deep laws of nature and sometimes to use them in a way beneficial to humans. In some cases, we first come up with various theories to explain a natural phenomenon followed by experiments to verify them, and in other cases, experiments reveal puzzles leading to discoveries of great theories. In any case, it just feels so amazing when you find out the laws of nature unraveling its enigmatic behavior and that is the driving force behind my research.

I also love playing guitar and listening to music. During my spare time, I like to watch movies, hang out with friends and go hiking.