Updated: June 2022

Education

  • PhD Astronomy, University of California at Berkeley, CA, Expected 2024
  • MA Astronomy, University of California at Berkeley, CA, 2020
  • BS Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA, 2018

Research

  • Graduate Student Researcher, UC Berkeley, Advisor: Alex Filippenko, 2018-
  • Undergraduate Student Researcher, MIT, Advisors: Josh Winn & Nevin Weinberg, 2015-2018

Awards

  • Sunil Nagaraj, Landon Noll, & The Otellini Family Graduate Fellowship, 2021-
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor, Astronomy UC Berkeley, 2020
  • Carl & Betty Helmholz Fellowship, International-House UC Berkeley, 2018
  • Alan H. Barrett Prize in Astrophysics, MIT, 2018
  • Phi Beta Kappa, MIT, 2018
  • Ilona Karmel Writing Prize - Fiction, MIT, 2017
  • Pestalozzi International Village Trust Scholarship, United Kingdom, 2011

Teaching

  • Head Graduate Student Instructor, Introduction to General Astronomy, UC Berkeley, Fall 2019
  • Graduate Student Instructor, Introduction to General Astronomy, UC Berkeley, Fall 2018
  • Developed Sophomore-Level Experimental Physics Course 8.S12, MIT, Fall 2017
  • Lecturer, MIT High-School Summer Program, MIT, August 2017
  • High-School Physics and Mathematics Instructor, Oaktree International School, Kolkata, India, October 2013 - April 2014

Publications

>45 ATels/TNS Reports/GCN Circulars

13 total refereed (4 first-author); 236 total citations (138 first-author)

  1. Patra, Kishore C.; Lu, Wenbin; Brink, Thomas G.; et al., Spectropolarimetry of the tidal disruption event AT 2019qiz: a quasispherical reprocessing layer, MNRAS, 612, 1696 (2022)
  2. Patra, Kishore C.; Yang, Yi; Brink, Thomas G.; et al., Spectropolarimetry of the Type Ia SN 2019ein rules out significant global asphericity of the ejecta, MNRAS, 509, 4058 (2022)
  3. Patra, Kishore C.; Winn, Joshua N.; Holman, Matthew J.; et al., The Continuing Search for Evidence of Tidal Orbital Decay of Hot Jupiters, AJ, 159, 150 (2020)
  4. Patra, Kishore C.; Winn, Joshua N.; Holman, Matthew J.; et al., The Apparently Decaying Orbit of WASP-12b, AJ, 154, 4 (2017)
  5. Cai, Y. -Z.; Pastorello, A.; Fraser, M.; et al., Observations of the luminous red nova AT 2021biy in the nearby galaxy NGC 4631, 2022arXiv220700734C, (2022)
  6. Vasylyev, Sergiy S.; Filippenko, Alexei V.; Vogl, Christian; et al., Early-Time Ultraviolet Spectroscopy and Optical Follow-up Observations of the Type IIP Supernova 2021yja, 2022arXiv220308001V, (2022)
  7. Sollerman, J.; Yang, S.; Schulze, S.; et al., The Type II supernova SN 2020jfo in M 61, implications for progenitor system, and explosion dynamics, A&A, 655, 105 (2021)
  8. Kilpatrick, Charles D.; Coulter, David A.; Arcavi, Iair; et al., The Gravity Collective: A Search for the Electromagnetic Counterpart to the Neutron Star-Black Hole Merger GW190814, ApJ, 923, 258 (2021)
  9. Zhang, Keto D.; Murakami, Yukei S.; Stahl, Benjamin E.; et al., Improving bayesian posterior correlation analysis on type Ia supernova luminosity evolution, MNRAS Letters, 503, 33 (2021)
  10. Murakami, Yukei S.; Stahl, Benjamin E.; Zhang, Keto D.; et al., On the relationship between Type Ia supernova luminosity and host-galaxy properties, MNRAS Letters, 504, 34 (2021)
  11. De Propris, Roberto; West, Michael J.; Andrade-Santos, Felipe; et al., Brightest cluster galaxies: the centre can(not?) hold, MNRAS, 500, 310 (2021)
  12. Yee, Samuel W.; Winn, Joshua N.; Knutson, Heather A.; et al., The Orbit of WASP-12b Is Decaying, ApJ Letters, 888, 5 (2020)
  13. Kosiarek, M., Nisley, I., Patra, K.C., et al., Rotation Period of Asteroid 3494 Purple Mountain, The Minor Planet Bulletin, 44, 171 (2017)