I am a Physics Ph.D. student at Yale University, where I work with Prof. Pieter van Dokkum and the Dragonfly Team.

My research focuses the formation and evolution of dwarf galaxies and Ultra Diffuse Galaxies (UDGs), both in galaxy groups and in the field (isolated galaxies). I use various observational tools such as the Dragonfly Telephoto Array and the Hubble Space Telescope.

I like thinking about creative data-driven methods for exploring and discovering astrophysical objects and phenomena that were not known to us before.
Shany Danieli

Contact Information


Astronomy Department

Yale University

52 HillHouse Avenue

New Haven, CT 06511

The Dragonfly Telephoto Array (Pic: Pieter van Dokkum, July 2017)