About Me

I’m Shashank! I’m a fourth-year undergraduate at UC Berkeley majoring in astrophysics and minoring in STEM education. I also enjoy photography and play badminton.

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My research broadly focuses on exoplanets and their host stars. I like to use techniques such as photometry, spectroscopy and polarimetry in new ways to characterize exoplanet systems in detail. Currently I am interested in hot stars with exoplanets, which exhibit a variety of effects such as gravity darkening, oblateness and pulsations, which can all be used to learn more about exoplanets around these stars.