"It is not about drawing within the lines. It’s about discovery and creativity."

Recent winner of the New Horizons in Physics Prize and the Schmidt Science Polymaths Award, Suchitra Sebastian is an up-and-coming condensed matter physicist. She is based at the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge where she is a Professor of Physics.

Professor Sebastian is known for her discoveries of exotic quantum phenomena that emerge in complex materials. She was named as one of thirty Exceptional Young Scientists by the World Economic Forum, and as one of The Next Big Names in Physics by the Financial Times, in 2013.

"A world-class physicist." Quanta Magazine