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Sunday, August 26, 2012

CERN Scientist from Malda Makes the District Proud

MALDA, 9 JULY: When the entire world was celebrating the discovery of Higgs-Boson particle, the citizens of Malda had causes to be happier. A scientist from the district Dr Suchandra Dutta was a member of the team of scientists of CERN who made the stupendous discovery.

A postgraduate in physics from University of North Bengal (NBU) Suchandra, fondly known as Chumki among the relatives was born in 1966 at No 1 government colony in English Bazaar. Her family renowned as “Dutta family” in the district is well known for their avid dedication to the faculty of music.

She passed secondary examinations from Barlow girls’ high school in 1982 while residing at Bakultala lane at Makdumpur and passed higher secondary from Malda College in 1984. She took her honours in physics in 1988 from Raigunge university college and completed post graduation in 1991 in physics.

While pursuing research in physics from University of Mumbai Dr Dutta was married to her university batch mate Dr Subir Sarkar of Jalpaiguri. Later the scientist couple left for Rome to pursue post-doctoral research from the University of Rome.

Soon they were associated with CERN and dedicated themselves to the scientific researches of the organization. Though the returned to Kolkata few years back, still they keep visiting CERN in Italy often to participate in the research works.

Her recent success as a team member of cern delighted his friends and relatives in addition to innumerable citizens of Malda. Prof Ashim Sarkar, Dr Niladri Saha, Dr Samubuddha Ghatak were busy praising Dr Dutta daylong in social networking site.

Dr Dutta’s brother and a school teacher Soumyakanti Dutta (Bile) said, “We are delighted at her success. But Didi feels that we are not doing justice to eminent scientist Satyendranath Bose by considering that the discovery would make him relevant anew. Didi believes that Prof Bose’s contribution to faculty of science is immeasurable and that has nothing to do with this recent discovery.”

Dutta informed that Dr Suchandra Dutta may visit Malda for only few hours on  21 July and then she would leave for Jalpaiguri to meet her in laws.

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