Current Graduate Student

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Kishore Chandra Patra




A second year graduate student in astronomy, I work with Alex Filippenko on spectropolarimetry of supernovae. I graduated with a B.Sc. in Physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2018. At MIT, I worked with Josh Winn and Nevin Weinberg on the search for orbital decay in exoplanets. 

I grew up in a little village on the eastern coast of India before moving to the UK, at 16, to study for the International Baccalaureate Diploma. In my free time, I play and/or watch cricket, take photo-walks, write haikus and short stories.