Lovely Professional University Verto Sm Sammam Sakti Ibn Sahadat won bronze honor in the International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition 2021 Edition. He scored 15 points and was placed in the top 15% of all participants. Considering it’s one of the toughest competitions and has participants from across the world, the brain teasers required comprehensive astrophysics and astronomy knowledge.
While this wasn’t his first accolade to Lovely Professional University, this wasn’t his last either! Earlier this year, he was honored with the Visionary Leader Award in the 4th Annual ISIEINDIA Excellence Award Ceremony in June 2021. Sahadat believes that it’s his willingness to comprehend the intricacies of the subject over “swotting” that gives him an upper hand. The young astrophysicist reckons that a shift in approach can help students overcome their astrophobia.
“I was privileged to encounter the ideal mentors who helped me comprehend and master the subject. I went through several astrophysics books like the Cosmos by Carl Sagan, A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Black Holes: The Reith Lectures by Stephen Hawking, etc. I have analyzed riddles that have helped me deepen my understanding of the subject,” says the young master astrophysicist.
He studied relentlessly and solved riddles! Amidst the pandemic, he worked on weaker areas like cosmology, gravitation, nuclear physics, etc. Sahadat revealed he fixated on the concepts and not on any particular competition, asserting there’s no specific approach to winning medals.
After participating in many competitions, he has developed contacts with other astrophysics aficionados to discuss intricate concepts that have assisted him in bagging bronze in the International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition 2021 Edition.
After winning multiple medals and gaining much-needed knowledge, Sahadat has set his new targets. “These tournaments have helped me get in touch with people with the same ideologies from all around the world. We trade astro-riddles and learn more about the domain via our talks,” said the winner.
Lovely Professional University congratulates Sm Sammam Sakti Ibn Sahadat for his outstanding achievements and wishes him luck in his future endeavors.