Here's something about me (That you were dying to know about!)
The basic biographical stuff
I was born in New Delhi in
1974 (making me 33 yrs old at the last count!). I did my undergraduate
studies in physics from Delhi University followed by my M.S.
at the Indian Institute of
Science, at Bangalore specializing on the "Structure of the
proton". In 1998, I came to US and joined State University of New York, at Stony
Brook to pursue a PhD in physics. After a three year postdoctoral
stint at at
Los Alamos National Lab, I
joined Accuray Inc. as a
physicist, working on applications of nuclear and
radiation physics in medicine. Accuray Inc.
manufactures a robotic radio surgery
system consisting of a robot mounted with an electron linear
accelerator which produces very high intensity radiation beam to
attack cancerous tissues.
Some serious stuff or my research interests:
nuclear/radiation physics to medicine e.g. beam characterization in
stereotactic radiosurgery, QA for flat panel X-ray detectors.
- My PhD was on "Study of Initial and Final State Effects in
Ultrarelativistic Heavy Ion Collisions Using Hadronic Probes". You can download
the thesis: [pdf] (2314 KB)
My hobbies include:
Reading (My favourite book is George Orwell's
"Keep The Aspidistra Flying" (never heard of it,have you?)). I also like
to write and have written some short stories. I also maintain
a journal that I've been writing daily since I was seventeen.
Outdoor stuff like hiking, camping, biking,
parasailing, river rafting, roller blading, ... Generally, I like to
try out new things.
Travelling...(I'm a roamer, wanderer,
nomad, vagabond, call me what you will!...wherever I may roam ...).
My music tastes are pretty omnivorous and
my favourite bands range from the good ol' Beatles to the headbanging
Metallica. Recently I seem to be developing a taste for classical
waltzes: Shostakovich and Chopin. I guess this is what happens when
you turn 30!
Ballroom Dancing. I once used to do competitive
ballroom dancing as a part of the Stony Brook University Dance team. However
I couldn't really compete against the 16 yr Russians and am currently in
retirement from competition. However I continue to dance socially
and my favourites are Argentine Tango, Waltz, Swing and Cha-cha.
Last Updated: February 3, 2008