AMAN CHOPRA

Primary Maths, Primary English, Year 7-10 English, Year 7-10 Maths, Year 7-10 Science/HSIE, Year 11-12 Standard English, Year 11-12 General Maths, Year 11-12 Advanced Maths, Year 11-12 Extension Maths, Year 11-12 Chemistry, Year 11-12 Physics, Year 11-12 Studies of Religion

I am 17 years old and currently a first-year student at ANU studying Bachelor of Science (Advanced) (Honours), majoring in physics. I intend my honours pathway to be in the astronomy and astrophysics specialisation since I have a deep interest in gaining a clearer understanding of the cosmos. As Stephen Hawking has said, we are simply a breed of monkeys on an average star but it is out ability to understand the universe which makes us special (or something like that at least). It is the foundational nature of astronomy that appeals to me; every field of science stems from the cosmos. It is also deeply relaxing in the sense that it is the ultimate way of communing with nature. Enough about astronomy, my other interests include playing guitar, cricket (both playing and watching) as well as keeping up with the new technological advancements. Since I am doing physics, it is needless to say that I also highly enjoy maths. My ATAR in college was 98.55 and to be honest, I probably could’ve done a lot better with better organisation, determination and mind space. I am also blessed/cursed with an insatiable curiosity. As a result, I am really passionate about learning and simplifying things so they can be taught easily. I believe that learning is the key to self-improvement and building up a thriving career. I have tutored for over a year and a half and have loved every moment of it; to be able to make such a profound impact on a student’s academic life and to see the joy on their faces is absolutely incredible and so rewarding.