jIAPS 2022 Staff

Who are they? What do they like? What does jIAPS mean for them?
Read and find out!

🇷🇸 Zlatan Vasović – Editor-in-Chief

I am studying theoretical and experimental physics at the University of Belgrade, Serbia. My research interests are mostly interdisciplinary, such as biophysics and astrobiology. Besides science, I also like old movies, music, journalism and politics. Being in jIAPS is a unique experience for me, as it combines my diverse interests and allows me to express myself creatively. Leading the jIAPS Staff with such wonderful people truly inspires me.

🇸🇬 Arifa Khatee Zathul – Deputy Editor

Hi there, I am Arifa from Singapore. I graduated with a degree in physics 3 years ago and I will be embarking on my graduate studies soon. My research interests include quantum many-body physics and multi-messenger astrophysics. In my free time, I enjoy writing and learning new languages. I joined jIAPS this year as a deputy editor and I am looking forward to working with a brilliant team of editors from all around the world.

🇮🇳 Hemish Ahuja – Secretary, Reviewer

Hi, I’m Hemish Ahuja from India. I am fervent about Theoretical Physics, especially  QCD, QED, High Energy Particle, Nuclear physics and Quantum Information sciences. Yet I am also receptive to going interdisciplinary. jIAPS provides me with the perfect platform to understand worldwide perspectives and keep my own while engaging with the global community.

I love music, theatre, tennis and a silent room where I can write poetry. So, you down to discussing the metaphysical epistemology of existence over coffee?

🇲🇽 Fabiola Cañete – Editor, Reviewer

Hello, my name is Fabiola Cañete Leyva. I study at BUAP university in Puebla, Mexico and I am a senior undergraduate in Physics. I am primarily interested in Quantum Computing but I enjoy learning about Particle Physics as well. In my free time I like to swim, listen to music and play with my dog.

Two years ago I participated in the jIAPS Article Contest and now I am very pleased to be part of the staff who will make this year’s edition possible.

🇮🇳 Achal Vinod – Editor

I am a budding researcher who views science and spirituality as two sides of the same coin. I am passionate about working on, and contributing to some of the most fundamental questions in the field of theoretical physics. I had completed a project titled, ‘Ermakov-Pinney equation for time-varying mass system’ and am currently working in the field of theoretical condensed matter physics. Apart from my interests in physics, I like to meditate, interact with people and learn from their experiences and love to help out anyone. Being an editor for the jIAPS 2022 edition has not only helped me maintain my love for writing but has also boosted my ability to communicate physics in the most lucid way possible.

🇪🇨 Maria Villamarin – Editor, Reviewer

Hola! I’m an undergraduate Physics student at Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador. I love reading, singing, and writing. At jIAPS, I found an opportunity to get started in the editorial world and to collaborate with an amazing group of people from different countries. After finishing my degree, I would like to continue my studies in Medical Physics.

🇮🇳 Jeet Shannigrahi – Chief Reviewer

Hello! I am a first-year undergrad student at Hindu College, University of Delhi. I am very interested to learn about the enigmatic mysteries of theoretical and experimental physics. Besides physics, my life orbits around the acquiring and dissemination of knowledge. Reading has been always been a form of sanctuary for me as it temporarily disconnects me from the fast pace of the world. Furthermore, writing has served as a conduit for me to express my thoughts and experiences.

You will find me reviewing, editing and writing for jIAPS – a team of driven, diligent individuals that I am proud to be a part of!

🇦🇷 Juan Ignacio Iribarren – Editor

I’m Juan, a Physics student at UNLP (La Plata, Argentina) and STEAM workshops coordinator. In my various duties I cover almost all educational levels with the main idea of transferring my curiosity and passion in sciences. Almost accidentally I run into graphical designing, when I began to make materials for those workshops. That also lead me to jIAPS.

🇮🇳 Rashmi Sarwal – Editor

I am Rashmi Sarwal. Currently, I am a third year undergraduate student from Miranda House College, University of Delhi, India where I am pursuing a Bachelor’s in Physical Science with Computer Science. I am a very curious person and enjoy exploring the unknown. Apart from painting, my hobbies include reading physics and mathematics articles, and learning about mythological creatures and ancient stories. I am one of the graphic editors and section editors for jIAPS. Being a part of jIAPS team has been one of my wonderful learning experiences so far and I am looking forward to working with them even more!

🇵🇪 Manuel Alva – Editor

Hi there! My name is Manuel Alva. I’m a physics student at National University of Trujillo in Peru with massive interest in cosmology, mathematical physics and dynamical systems. Besides academic work, I love music and I try to express it a little bit in my social media writing instrumental songs and playing the guitar. I am one of the section editors of jIAPS, looking forward to learn from this amazing and have an incredible time while doing it.

🇮🇳 Sankalp Shinde – Reviewer

Hello there! I’m an undergraduate Physics student at Fergusson college, Pune, India. My core interest lies in Experimental Particle physics and my goal is to pursue a master’s in this field. Besides my academics, I enjoy writing, watching movies and playing cricket. I am also a reviewer at jIAPS and it has been a great experience working with physics students all world the world!

🇪🇸 Pedro Villalba González – Reviewer

My name is Pedro Villalba González and I am a Spanish MSc student in the department of Physics and Astronomy at UBC. I am working in the field Observational Cosmology, specifically in the Canadian Galactic Emission Mapper (CGEM) project, a radio telescope which will help us search for gravitational radiation from the early Universe. I am also working as a reviewer in jIAPS. Working with such an international team is an outstanding opportunity to expand my frontiers. Also, as a reviewer, I feel that I can contribute something very valuable to students while learning a lot from all the articles that I review. 

🇮🇳 Omkar Pachori – Editor, Reviewer

Hello, my name is Omkar Pachori and I am from India. I will be completing my Bachelor’s (Honours) in Physics this April.  I enjoy working out and reading about space as well as anything that makes me a better version of myself. My interests vary from crypto space, blockchain, web development and mental health (although I am still a novice). I joined jIAPS as I am interested to work with new and trustworthy people towards a common goal in Physics. I am really fascinated by the behind the scenes processes in jIAPS.

🇯🇵 Muhammad Frassetia Lubis – Editor

Hi there, my name is Muhammad and I am a master’s student and a teaching assistant at the Department of  Physics at Osaka University in Japan. I research on the electronic structure of one-dimensional nano-systems on semiconductor surfaces using various spectroscopic techniques. My hobbies are reading, teaching and research. I came across IAPS and jIAPS because I was looking for an organization that would allow me to connect with physics students from all over the world.

🇳🇵 Rabin Baral – Editor

I have completed my Master’s Degree in Physics, from St. Xavier’s College, Kathmandu, Nepal. This experience was a journey that will be forever etched in my memory. I am currently working as a Research Fellow in the field of Solar Physics. I enjoy painting and playing football. I have always been deeply fascinated by astrophysics and astronomy-related fields. I believe science communication needs to be more than just the technical details; it should mitigate the gap between scientists and the general public.

🇮🇳 Eswari Lekhya – Editor

I’m an undergraduate student pursuing maths, physics and computer sciences from University of Delhi, India. I get intrigued by the working universe around me. The passion for physics started merely from my immediate surroundings and the phenomena of the non-living. And it grew up to our solar system, celestial bodies and galaxies. My favourite subjects include General Relativity and Particle Physics. I’m also an audiophile and I can go hours about classical music. I’m happy to have found myself with such a wonderful physics community.