The intersection of quantum metaphysics and sustainability has gained considerable attention as we explore new ways of understanding and approaching the challenges facing our planet. To gain a deeper understanding of this, Research cell invites you to an intellectually stimulating discussion on “How Quantum Metaphysics can guide Sustainability” by Dr. Mrittunjoy Guha Majumdar, Assistant Professor, Center of Excellence for Quantum Technology, UPES.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Dr. Mrittunjoy Guha Majumdar has over a decade of experience working in the area of quantum entanglement and quantum information, which began with his selection as a TIFR-NIUS Fellow in Physics in 2012. He did his doctorate in Quantum Physics in the renowned Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University, graduating at the age of 25, having been awarded the Trinity Barlow Fellowship and Nehru Scholarship for his doctoral studies.
His area of interest has been primarily in quantum entanglement within and across transverse degrees-of-freedom, and its application in the domain of advanced (quantum) information processing systems. After his doctoral studies, he went on to work with Nobel Laureate (Physics, 1973) Prof. Brian Josephson in the area of non-linear physics, coordination dynamics and emergent phenomenology. He subsequently had prestigious postdoctoral fellowships at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and Harvard University. He has published and given talks on topics in the areas of quantum network coding, quantum transduction and, more recently, hyperentanglement, particularly around hyper-conditional gates and quantum random walks.
He has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Physics in Cambridge University and Delhi University, respectively. He has led international initiatives in science popularization and policy. He was showcased in a special programme on Quantum Mechanics aired on Doordarshan – India’s national broadcaster and has previously worked with the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India on competency-based learning in education, particularly in the sciences. He represented the Republic of India as a youth scientist in the 1st ASEAN Youth Science Summit, with the resolutions from the summit being directed to the governments of ASEAN countries, along with India and China.
Besides science and education, Dr. Guha Majumdar has an active interest in social work, activism and spirituality. He was showcased by UNESCO in its Convention on Higher Education in 2018 and more recently led the drafting of the NGO-UNESCO Position Paper on Youth and Advocacy that was sent to the governments of over 60 member-countries of UNESCO. He was a four-time elected student leader of Cambridge University and has worked with various social organizations such as Pratham, Seva Bharati, Save a Child’s Heart (SACH), Plan International and Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI). He is the convenor of Mandala, Vijnana Bharati and has been a member of the C20 Consultations for G20 2023.