Savan is a Helmsley Postdoctoral Scholar in the Yale Department of Physics. Savan grew up in Kathmandu, Nepal. In 2014, Savan received his Ph.D. in theoretical particle physics from University of Tennessee. His research focuses on particle physics and string theory, as well as properties of holographic principle, black holes, and quantum field theory.
As a Helmsley Postdoctoral Scholar, Savan is interested in creating an inspiring environment for students to explore the richness of physics. Savan is currently teaching the two-semester sequence PHYS 180-181 in a TEAL classroom. He is dedicated in employing innovative research-supported pedagogical tools in his classroom. As an educator, he sees it as his responsibility to help include and retain underrepresented minorities and women in physics and other STEM fields.
In his free time, Savan spends most of his free time reading, playing/watching tennis, hiking, and doing thought experiments.