Arpan Dey, 19, is a high school graduate, and an undergraduate physics student based in India. He completed his schooling from Delhi Public School, Burdwan, and he is presently a student at St. Xavier's College, Kolkata, an autonomous college under the University of Calcutta. He is interested in physics and mathematics (particularly in quantum mechanics, chaos theory, string theory, cosmology, emergence, consciousness etc.). He has published some of his science articles (original research and review) with Young Scientists Journal, where he also works as senior physics editor. He has interviewed the Fields-Medal-winning physicist Edward Witten, science journalist John Horgan, physicist Leonard Mlodinow (who has written two books with Stephen Hawking) and famous author and physics professor Paul Halpern. He has presented some of his papers at his college, as well as St. Stephen's College, Delhi. Arpan has been a young member of the New York Academy of Sciences. He is also a member of the American Physical Society. He has published a popular science book on physics, which is available for purchase internationally. He founded a physics blogging site, The Journal of Young Physicists, where students can submit their physics articles for review and publication. He also uploads videos related to physics, mathematics, aviation (he is an aviation geek and a collector of airplane scale models) and anything else he finds interesting to his YouTube channel.
In his free time, Arpan likes to read popular science and fiction. He will also be working on educating underprivileged children in villages of West Bengal. He writes songs, produces music and collaborates with vocalists and producers from around the world to release original songs. He has an artist channel on YouTube where he releases his music and lyric videos. He has released his debut album titled Unsettled bliss, which contains ten original songs. Although he puts some of his time and efforts into music (and a lot of other things!), he aspires to be a physicist and science popularizer in the future.