Kanan Datta is one of the OKC fellows working at the Astronomy department since October 2009. He is doing his first postdoc studing the universe reionization, something that probably happened only about 200 million years after the Big Bang. He is originally from India, but he enjoys very much being in Sweden.
How do you like working at the Oskar Klein Centre?
I am quite satisfied. In the beginning it took some time to decide on the projects I want to work on, develop codes etc. So if I judge myself by the number of results I produced here, it is not so impressive. Nevertheless, together with my collaborators here I got some interesting new results and more results are coming up now. Apart from that, I think I learned a lot, developed some new tools which made me more confident than I used to be before I started my postdoc.
Socially, I really enjoy staying in Stockholm. It is a very beautiful city, very nice helpful people all around. This is the first time I am outside my country which made me worry before I came here. Everything was extremely new when I arrived in Stockholm. But I did not find any difficulty to settle here despite huge differences in culture, weather between Sweden and my home country India. I enjoy both very long nights during winter and also the long days in summer because they are new to me. It is also fun to walk on a frozen lake……
Why did you choose the OKC for doing your postdoc?
I always wanted to go outside my country for postdoc to work with experts in my field and learn something new and also for better scientific environment, facilities etc. So I agreed immediately when I got the postdoc offer from OKC. I am happy that I made this choice. I applied here because I wanted to continue my research on the reionization and probing it using 21-cm observations. Continue reading Interview with Kanan K. Datta