The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has been selected Tonima Tasneem Ananya (Bengali: তনিমা তাসনিম অনন্যা) as the first Bangladeshi to research in 2012. The title of her research is the detection of an elementary particle, namely, ‘Higgs-Boson’.
She had already researched in NASA’s Space Telescope Science Institute of the United States on star formation for 3 months.
At the time of h
er selection, she was studying in the 4th year of astrophysics in Bryn Mawr College of United States of America followed by the completion of her 1 year study in Theoretical Physics in University of Cambridge. This is noteworthy that she had got 4th distinction in ‘O’ level and 10 A, and 6th in ‘A’ level.
Tonima is the daughter of M.A. Qayum, a prominent businessman and former successful commissioner and Shamima Ara Begum.
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