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name pronunciation: AYkh-dhaa PUH-tell


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pronouns: she/her/hers

I completed my PhD at the University of Arizona under the supervision of Dr. Gurtina Besla. My thesis work focused on combining high precision astrometric data with simulated data from cosmological simulations to explore the dynamics of satellite galaxies around the Milky Way and Andromeda. I received my B.A. in Physics from New York University in 2014. I am a member of the TiNy Titans (TNT) collaboration and the HSTPROMO collaboration.

Ekta Patel, astronomy

June 2018: American Astronomical Society Meeting Press Conference (Denver, CO)



satellite galaxies



2014 - 2019

University of Arizona

Ph.D. in Astronomy & Astrophysics

2014 - 2017

University of Arizona

M.S. in Astronomy

2010 - 2014

New York University

B.A. in Physics

Outside of astronomy, you can find me hanging out with my husband, our dog, or upside down practicing my aerial skills.

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