Image Credit: Swinburne Astronomy Productions – James Josephides

About Me

Welcome to my website! My name is Darshan Patel, and I'm currently a rising senior at Haverford College in Pennsylvania. I'm a Physics and Astronomy major, and the latter was a major draw in choosing CIERA as my home this summer. For my work, I collaborated with Professor Selim Shahriar to create a numerical model of subluminal lasers, so that they may be eventually deployed in a dark matter detector. My current areas of research are cosmology, dark matter, and instrumentation. Outside of research, I enjoy playing games (the video and board kind), cycling, traveling, and cooking. Feel free to reach out through email at or by using any of the links in the footer!

Me at Greenwich Park!