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Bhushan Thakur

Superradiance from non-linear Thomson Scattering

Institute: Instituto Superior Técnico
Supervisors: Jorge Vieira
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Bhushan comes from a small town in India very near to Mumbai where he completed his bachelor’s in physics. After that, he graduated in 2023 with a master’s degree in physics under the LASCALA programme at Université Paris-Saclay. During his stay at La Sapienza in Rome, he was involved in studying and characterising radiofrequency (RF) devices that further led him to carry on his master’s thesis work on simulating the behaviour of accelerating cavities at IJCLab in Orsay.

He has also participated in several summer schools and other specialisation schools relevant to his field. His team won a competition held at CERN and ESI that focused on using accelerators to tackle environmental challenges. Solving societal challenges using science and technology is a major motivating factor for him and hence at EuPRAXIA-DN, he decided to work on a project where he is working to realise a compact and affordable light source based on laser wakefield accelerator that can have applications in medicine, material science research, etc.

During after-hours, he likes to make chai while listening to his podcast. He likes to learn bansuri (an Indian variation of the flute). He likes go for hiking, explore the city on foot, take nice photographs and try out new cuisines!

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