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Abhijit Mahato, some memories

When I first came to Duke and the computational mechanics lab, I had a year of being somewhat of an “only child” to my advisor. Hearing that there was another student coming on, I was ready to be defensive and selfish, especially because it was someone clearly more advanced than I was. It turned out to be this totally disarming, funny and nice guy named Abhijit. He was so bright, which was at first intimidating, but then still willing to commiserate with you about difficult classes or confusing research questions.

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