Kedar A. Phadke

 Kedar Phadke

Contact Information

132 Astronomy
1002 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Graduate Student
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I'm a fourth year graduate student working with Prof. Joaquin Vieira on galaxy scale lenses found using the South Pole Telescope (SPT-SMGs). 

Research Interests

  • Galaxy evolution
  • Star formation at high redshift

Research Description

I'm interested in star formation at high redshifts. Especially in calibrating various star formation indicators in the distant universe. I use the code CIGALE for spectral energy distribution (SED) fitting of galaxies and determine their properties.

I'm part of a team that's going to be one of the first to observe from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). We plan on observing a sample of four lensed galaxies viz 2 dusty star forming galaxies and 2 UV-selected galaxies.


  • Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) in Physical Sciences, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, India, 2012

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

M. L. Strandet, et al ISM properties of a massive dusty star-forming galaxy discovered at z∼ 7 The Astrophysical Journal Letters 842 2 2017.

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