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Arpan Dey

Arpan Dey is a physics undergraduate and science writer from India. He is deeply passionate about physics, mathematics and neuroscience. He has published some of his science articles with Young Scientists Journal, and works as an editor there. He has authored a popular science book on physics, consciousness and the fundamental nature of reality. He founded the Journal of Young Physicists, aiming to create a leading platform for young students to publish their physics articles.


Shiven Arora

Shiven Arora is a secondary school student from the UK and is very passionate about theoretical physics. He enjoys reading articles about space and philosophy. In his spare time, he likes to play tennis and lots of other sports.

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Elizabeth Field

 Elizabeth Field is a rising high school senior at Monticello High School in Charlottesville, VA. In college and as a career, she wishes to study physics, namely theoretical, quantum, particle, nuclear, or solid state. She is also passionate about international politics, writing, and unsolved mathematics. Aside from that, she is intrigued by anything exhibiting ambiguity. Besides academics, she is an active member of her community, an athlete, and a lifeguard.


Hazal Kara

Hazal Kara is a junior at Hisar School in Istanbul, Turkey. Her main passions are science and literature. In science, she loves particle physics and cosmology. She also likes mathematics, computer science, and materials science. She is in the process of researching third generation solar cells and how their efficiency can be improved. Aside from science, Hazal is an avid reader and writer of short fiction.

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Kavya Pullanoor

Kavya Pullanoor is a high school sophomore from Mumbai, India. She is interested in product designing, environmental studies, technology, science and mathematics. She has always been passionate about learning new things and applying them in real life. She wishes to utilize her skills and knowledge for the benefit of mankind. In her free time, she loves reading, writing and researching.


Samiha Sehgal

Samiha Sehgal is a passionate and dedicated student, pursuing her Master’s in particle and nuclear physics at The University of Edinburgh. She wishes to use her knowledge of physics in the industry, for both commercial and scientific use. She maintains a positive attitude and tries to face all adversities well. An eager learner with a curious mind, she loves finding herself outside her comfort zone. Having said this, she is ready to unleash her potential into action.


Chinmay Pala

Chinmay Pala is a high-school sophomore studying in Kendriya Vidyalaya, Mahe, India. He is an acumen boy with a curious mind, and is captivated by science. He is passionate about science, and believes that nothing should be left undefined or undiscovered. He joined the Journal of Young Physicists, since he wants to communicate science to a larger audience and help others who are also curious about science.


Satyam Sharma

Satyam Sharma is a Californian high school student with a passion for astrophysics and theoretical mathematics. He’s an active learner, both through his work in research (independent and mentor-based) as well as his involvement in school clubs and extra-curriculars. You can often find Satyam on a Zoom call nowadays.

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Parmin Sedigh

Parmin is a rising sophomore from Ontario, Canada. She loves learning about everything and anything but her passions lie in the sciences -  specifically biology. She also plays clarinet and guitar, and is going to be part of a STEM program called TKS this year. She loves to speak French, and is also a part of an organization called The Young Writers Initiative that helps young writers proof read and edit their books.


Jay Francis Nolledo

Jay is a rising senior at Philippine Science High School – Cagayan Valley campus from the Philippines.  He is interested and curious about how and why things work the way they do. That is why he plans to pursue Engineering in college. He is also passionate about technology and physics. Outside academics, he likes to play sports as he is part of his school’s basketball team.

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Sarthak Jain

Sarthak Jain is a high school student and is very passionate about physics and technology. He has an entrepreneur mindset and looks to solve global problems by integrating business and technology.


Krishnasri Gollakota

Krishnasri Gollakota is a fresh physics graduate from Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai. She is extremely passionate about physics. She enjoys observing the beauty of the universe through physics. Her other interests include philosophy, mathematics, teaching, writing, fine arts, music, learning new languages, etc.. She is also a keen nature lover. She hopes to do her bit for the physics community.


Kian Jagtiani

Kian Jagtiani is a rising high school senior from Bangalore, India who is fascinated by theoretical astrophysics, particle physics and quantum mechanics. He frequently interns at companies related to aerospace such as Team Indus and NASA JPL and is even working on a project to make instantaneous inter-planetary communication possible. In his free time, you can find him playing table tennis, basketball, bowling, snooker, gaming, or listening to music.

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Aniruddha Sharma

Aniruddha is a high school graduate from India. He is passionate about physics (mainly quantum mechanics) and mathematics (mainly geometry). He also has interests in quantum computing. He is passionate about science communication and wants to pursue pure mathematics in the future.


Leonhard Nagel

Leonhard Nagel is a student at the International School of Tianjin. He is interested in a variety of fields, including but not limited to aerodynamics, electromagnetism, quantum physics and quantum information.


Anav Vaidya

Anav Vaidya is currently studying in 12th Grade in Vikhe Patil Memorial School in Pune, India. Outside of his studies he enjoys reading, writing short articles and poems, is an avid listener of the Lex Fridman podcast series and loves playing the piano and cycling.

Srijanita Maurya

Srijanita Maurya, 18, based in Uttar Pradesh, India, is the Founder of the youth led organization named "The Animal Patronage" which works for animal welfare. She is a TEDx Speaker and Youth Animal Activist. This year she was recognized by President George Bush's foundation Points of Light Inspiration Honor Roll and by famous American singer and author Lady Gaga's organization Channel Kindness. She is a Harvard Innovation fellow and is currently into building AI device for stopping animal killing during road accidents.


Dhruv Hegde

Dhruv Hegde is a current high school sophomore student and an aspiring experimental physicist and entrepreneur. Recently, he founded the NSSEA (National Student Society of Experimental Astrophysics) in order to help more students get access to research opportunities in physics, engineering, and computer science. As the head of two other organizations as well, Dhruv hopes to leave his impact on the scientific world and help individuals garner a keen interest in the astrophysical community. 

Team: Team Members

Sharika Dhakappa

Sharika Dhakappa is an undergraduate student pursuing physics at MES Abasaheb Garware College, Pune, India. She is passionate about physics and mathematics and has a keen interest in astronomy and astrophysics. She enjoys learning new things. In her free time, she can often be found drawing or reading novels.

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Afreen Hossain

Afreen Hossain is enthusiastic about exploring tech fields beyond her current expertise. With a genuine passion for learning new concepts in science & technology, she is excited to engage in thoughtful conversations with like-minded individuals, despite the fact that coding sometimes hurts her brain. She looks forward to gaining valuable insights and exchanging knowledge. 


Riddhiman Bhattacharya

Riddhiman Bhattacharya FRSA, a high school student and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, London, is a passionate physics and mathematics enthusiast. To Riddhiman, life presents a mysterious challenge, waiting to be unraveled. He firmly believes that the profound tools of mathematics and physics hold the key to unlocking hidden truths of the universe and navigating the unknown.


Sanchari Sen

Sanchari, 19, is an undergraduate physics student at St. Xavier's College, Kolkata, India. She is passionate about astronomy, especially cosmology and explores her interests through reading articles, being involved in the Astronomical Society of her college and through research. Besides her undergrad studies, she loves coding, reading, and photography.


Abhi Raj

Abhi Raj is a physics graduate from Delhi University. His study of physics began in his high school years with relativity and the fundamental natural processes that surround us. He has presented several papers virtually at worldwide conferences and published several research articles. He firmly believes that his future depends entirely on the hard work he puts in today. He will continue to make an effort to imagine the entire cosmos and have a positive impact on the world via his knowledge.

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Jana Farraj

Jana Farraj is a high school junior from Cairo, Egypt. She is interested in physics, quantum computing, and math. Her non-academic interests include traveling and cultural exchange. Her main purpose in life is to learn and explore everything. She is extremely passionate about research.

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Kushagra Maheshwari

Aspiring quantum physicist Kushagra has a fascination for ideas, and an enduring passion for unveiling the universe's hidden truths. The intricate dance of particles in the quantum realm mesmerizes him and he strives to do his part in deciphering the cosmic symphony. The logical puzzles of programming intrigue
him and keep him engaged.


Deeshani Mitra

Deeshani holds a master's degree in astrophysics from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, India. She is deeply engaged in research fields such as black hole tidal environments, observational general relativity, and gamma-ray bursts. In addition to her academic pursuits, she enjoys playing basketball, staying active, and reading literature books. With a specific interest in numerical relativity and black hole perturbation theory, Deeshani's work contributes to advancing our understanding of the universe. Her well-rounded interests and dedication to astrophysics underscore her commitment to both her studies and personal growth. She is also a member of the Astronomical Society of India. Deeshani has attended several peer-reviewed conferences, further enriching her knowledge and fostering collaboration within the scientific community.


Miles Qvale

Miles Qvale is in his second year of A Levels, studying physics, maths, further maths, and Japanese. Originally from the US, Miles is currently living in London.


Raktim Mukherjee

Raktim Mukherjee has graduated with a B.Sc. Physics (Hons.) from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata. His dissertation is on the application of MLP in CBM under the supervision of Prof. Subhasis Chattopadhyay, currently the Program-Director, Indo-FAIR Co-ordination Centre (IFCC) and Deputy Spokesperson of CBM and Dr. Subhankar Ghosh. He has also completed a summer project in VECC relating to the applications of ML in ALICE and CBM. He has published his notes on particle physics as a handbook titled An Undergrad's Notes on Particle Physics.


Aryan Bharti

Aryan, a passionate enthusiast of scientific exploration, has graduated from Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram, class of 2023. He is a dedicated researcher in the field of particle physics. With an insatiable thirst for knowledge, Aryan finds joy in unraveling the secrets of the universe. His journey as a scientist and explorer has led to a deep appreciation for the beauty and complexity of the natural world. He believes that science is not just a subject of study but a profound lens through which to comprehend the wonders of our existence.


Mohamed Abdelghani

Mohamed Abdelghani, a senior at STEM High School for Boys, Egypt, has a deep passion for physics and neuroscience. His dedication to research is clear through his numerous projects, some of which have been published, recognized with awards, and have secured funding. Mohamed is determined to pursue a double major in physics and neuroscience for his undergraduate studies.


Sarthak Talukdar

Sarthak Talukdar is a physics major undergraduate at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru. He is mainly interested in theoretical high energy physics and aspects of quantum gravity.


Rain Jha

Rain Jha is a Grade 11 International Baccalaureate student at The British School, New Delhi. In 2023, he was a summer research intern with the Department of Astrophysics at the Raman Research Institute in Bangalore, India. Participating in the International Astronomical Search Collaboration, NASA’s Citizen-Science project, Rain has made three preliminary discoveries analyzing 15 original datasets from Pan-STARRS telescope, Hawaii. He was in the top 10% of candidates globally at the 2023 International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition. In the summer of 2022, he participated in the residential Astrophysics programme of the Center for Talented Youth, Johns Hopkins University, at Skidmore College, New York. Rain set up The Space Sciences Club at The British School in New Delhi that introduces, as part of the school’s enrichment program, astrophysics to middle and high-school students.

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