Amruta and Sahil are both physics graduates who are doing their masters in areas related to climate change. They share their experiences about pursuing higher education in this area, what they have learned, and their views on climate change, on a global scale and in India.
About the Speakers:
Amruta Chandrasekhar Vurakaranam is currently pursuing a master’s degree programme in Integrated Climate System Sciences with a focus on climate physics.
Last semester, she did field courses in polar oceanography and meteorology in Svalbard, a tiny archipelago north of Norway. In this semester, she will be working at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg with tropical cloud observations.
Sahil Regi Mathew is currently pursuing a transdisciplinary master’s degree course to understand India’s water crisis. As part of the programme, he has been spending the last few months travelling across Gujarat, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra trying to understand the challenges and gaps in implementing successful water management practices on the ground.
About the Moderator: Kripa Gowrishankar is a faculty member at the School of Arts and Sciences at Azim Premji University. She teaches the BSc in Physics programme. Her research interests are broadly in the area of Physics in Biology, Statistical Mechanics and Physics Education.