Kunal

PhD (Astrophysics)

Research into black holes and other weird stuff
Currently in Oxford

What did you want to be when you were younger?

I was always intrigued by the predictive power of science. This led me to venture early on into hands-on experiments, but the stuff that fascinated me the most and allured me into astrophysics was observing planets, stars and galaxies through telescopes

For you, what is personally the most exciting/revolutionary/useful discovery to come out of science in your lifetime?

Big bucky balls (C60 molecules) display quantum phenomena? This is bizarre! But we now know that this is a fact. This fascinating finding leaves behind some interesting open questions: where is the transition between the quantum world and the classical world? And what is the true nature of reality?

Who are your role models?

Albert Einstein. I admire him for his ability to think “out of the box” and his proclivity for inspiring scientific thought in children

Where do you see the future of science ideally?

Ideally, I would like to see science making a sincere and organized effort towards understanding the Theory of Everything, including consciousness

How is the Atma Perspective model of reality going to change the world?

There are some hints towards consciousness having an existence independent to that of biological stuff. The Atma Perspective is a rigorous and developing approach towards understanding the position of consciousness (Atma) in the universe. The model has the potential to transform our understanding of reality and delve into the deepest mysteries of the universe and our own existence