Tanmay Chakraborty, a Class XII student from Lumding, Assam was invited to present his research work of earth determination. Credit: EastMojo Image

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Guwahati: Tanmay Chakraborty, a 17-year-old boy from Lumding, Assam, has been invited at the 35th grand annual American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR) meet to present his final research work on earthquake forecast on November 20, 2019 in Colorado, US

According to his research works, in theory, earthquakes can be detected around 42 hours before its actual occurrence. He said, many scientists have researched on earthquakes but the time limit give is 25 seconds, which is very less, as we need time to take precautionary measures.

Tanmay with his parents in Guwahati

Chakraborty said, “I have made two plans. First plan is censor based, where there is some magnetic concept. So if the magnetic field is easily detected then we will go for the second plan. And suppose, if my project is fails, I have made another emergency case. In that, we will built a house in such a way, for both heavy houses and light weight houses, that we can somehow save the people’s life which is the primary need and also the country’s economy, because it is also important for us.”

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Speaking with EastMojo, Tanmay said, “Because in my region, what I saw, many people are affected by earthquakes, especially in Arunachal Pradesh and other state of Northeast too.” He said, many lives are lost due to earthquakes, and that is why he chooses this topic.

He was also selected for the national-level of Jawaharlal Nehru National Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibition for Children. At the moment, he is preparing for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), 2019. If his work is finalised, then Tanmay wants to build the device and give it to the Indian government to help people.

Tanmay’s father, Sujeet Chakraborty, said, “He will truly be proud of his son the day his work saves lives of people across the globe.”

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Further, he said that just like the NASA has several branches where children can go with their discoveries and inventions, India’s ISRO too should have several accessible branches. Adding that, if the ISRO extends its branches, then Indian kids won’t have to go to platforms out of India to present their ideas and this will help them in succeeding even more.

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