Who’s Who at the Lab-Sumita Ghosh

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Sumita Ghosh
Graduate Student in Applied Physics

What do you do here at Wright Lab? 

I get to work on HAYSTAC! I’m trying to make a single-photon detector using Rydberg atoms to continue the squeezing trend Kelly Backes’ thesis project started, but, while quarantined, that mostly consisted of making designs and running simulations.

What is the most unique and/or exciting experience you’ve had here at Wright Lab?

Unique: probably the dance workshops. It’s very neat to see research that’s that level of interdisciplinary. Exciting: everybody should get machine shop training because that place is awesome and the people who work there are awesome too.

What is something that people might not know about you that you’d like to share with the community? 

I’ve been knitting and crocheting since I was seven, and if anybody wants to learn, I’ve been teaching needlecrafts for the past two years!

Where do you like to work remotely?

On my bed or on the floor or at the dining table or in the living room… I have a huge apartment so pretty much everywhere!